Borrusia Dortmund 3-1 Eintracht Frankfurt Match Review
Dortmund win 3-1 as Reus marked his presence after being out for 6 weeks.
Dortmund enjoyed an emphatic win at home over Frankfurt and coach Thomas Tuchel is happy thet the team has rediscovered themselves from ahead of Champions League clash against Monaco in France.The Black and Yellows were dominant, extending the home unbeaten streak to 35 games in the league.
Marco Reus marked his return from six weeks out with thigh injury by scoring inside 120 seconds. It was great run of play from the hosts as Pulisic drives a low cross and Reus was in the perfect position to give the hosts an early lead.
Marco Fabian failed to steer Branimir Hrgota’s square pass home from just outside the six-yard box in the 9th minute before Mijat Gacinovic had a powerful volley turned over by Roman Burki.
Dortmund controlled possession but Frankfurt were threatening on the counter and created some chances. But the equaliser came in the 29th minute when Marco Fabian drilled a phenomenal 20-yard strike into the top right corner a slight deflection off Nuri Sahin helped it on its way.
But the actual stunner came 5 minutes later when Sokratis found some empty space and marched on with the ball and dribbled past Omar Mascarell and striked a thunderous shot beyond Hradecky from outside the box to reclaim the lead.
Tuchel made some changes in the 2nd half as he replaced Reus and Sven Bender with Ousmane Dembele and Matthias Ginter. The 2nd half was less exciting compared to the 1st half.
A low cross from Ousmane Dembele from the left wing found Aubameyang in the box but the striker steered his shot over the bar.
Dortmund squandered the chances that came their way and failed to increase their lead. Suddenly Fabian hit the outside of the upright and gave a wake-up call to the Dortmund players.
Aubameyang sent another header over the bar before adding a great finish to Dembel’s fine throughball in the 84th minute and made it 3-1. Dortmund broke through following a Frankfurt corner as Aubameyang showed excellent speed to find himself at the end of Dembele’s throughball and finally sends it past the goalkeeper. The Gabon international has now scored 26 goals which is his best in Bundesliga.
After a rough week this win seems like a glimer of hope for the Black and Yellows who now will be concentrating in overcoming the deficit in the quarterfinal match against AS Monaco at the Stade Louis II.