Report: Dortmund concede late on to draw with Frankfurt

Borussia Dortmund conceded an 88th-minute own goal to draw 2-2 with Eintracht  Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.

After their midweek exploits of a 0-0 draw with the mighty Barcelona in the Champions League, it was back to domestic action in the Bundesliga for Dortmund.

After taking an early lead, and leading for the vast majority of the game, Dortmund were undone by an 88th-minute own goal.

The game between Frankfurt and Dortmund was only 11 minutes in when Belgium international Axel Witsel broke the deadlock.

Witsel was able to redirect a save from Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp after he had denied Jadon Sancho in the buildup.

Dortmund dominated the first half but failed to take advantage of multiple opportunities and large amounts of possession.

In the 43rd minute, they were undone by an Andre Silva strike for the hosts.

1-1 at the half time break!

Frankfurt emerged for the second half with newfound energy and vigor. They started to apply some pressure on the visitors.

Their best effort saw Dortmund defender, Raphael Guerreiro block a thunderous shot from Erik Durm.

But it was still the visitors who showed their superiority. Jadon Sancho came close, having a close-range effort saved by Trapp.

Lucien Favre, Borussia Dortmund

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But in the 66th minute, Dortmund seized the opportunity to take the lead.

This time Witsel turned provider, playing a neat pass into the path of Sancho. The England international made no mistake this time, putting the ball in the back of the net.

Borussia Dortmund were lead and that is how it stayed until the 88th minute.

Dortmund all but secured the full three points which would allow them to remain second only one point behind RB Leipzig.

But then calamity struck in the 88th minute when Daichi Kamada’s shot was inadvertently diverted by Dortmund player Thomas Delaney past his keeper Burki to salvage a draw for Frankfurt.

Eintracht Frankfurt 2 – 2 Borussia Dortmund.

Lucien Favre’s side has now slipped to third in the Bundesliga, three points behind RB Leipzig, and one behind Bayern Munich. Both of whom secured victories earlier on.


 

 

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