Dortmund’s gamers react after the German first division Bundesliga soccer match Eintracht Frankfurt vs BVB Borussia Dortmund, in Frankfurt, western Germany on December 5, 2020. (Photo by Daniel ROLAND / varied sources / AFP)
With their star striker Erling Braut Haaland sidelined by damage, Borussia Dortmund dropped extra Bundesliga factors on Saturday once they laboured to a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.
The draw leaves Dortmund third within the league, three factors behind leaders Bayern Munich who host second-placed RB Leipzig later Saturday night time.
After struggling a shock 2-1 residence defeat final weekend in opposition to struggling Cologne, Dortmund missed the ending of high scorer Haaland, who’s out till January.
Dortmund’s defence was caught napping once they conceded an early purpose by Frankfurt’s Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada.
The introduction of 16-year-old striker Youssoufa Moukoko after the half-time noticed Dortmund elevate their tempo.
They equalised with an outstanding strike from 18-year-old US ahead Giovanni Reyna however did not once more breach the Frankfurt defence regardless of ending the stronger.
Borussia Moenchengladbach warmed up for Wednesday’s crunch Champions League match at Real Madrid, with a final 16 place at stake, by drawing 2-2 draw at Freiburg, the place they haven’t gained since 2002.
Gladbach went forward when Swiss striker Breel Embolo netted with a first-time shot on 23 minutes.
Freiburg equalised with a header by defender Philipp Lienhart after which took the lead simply after the break when Vincenzo Grifo transformed a penalty.
Gladbach levelled when Alassane Plea hit the highest nook of the online with a beautiful curling shot on 50 minutes.
Freiburg striker Nils Petersen squandered a golden likelihood within the remaining 5 minutes by firing over with the purpose at his mercy.
The consequence leaves Freiburg 14th, some extent from the underside three, whereas Gladbach are seventh, six factors behind Bayern.
Having ended their 18-match winless run by surprising Dortmund 2-1 final weekend, Cologne backed it up with a 2-2 draw at residence to Wolfsburg to climb to fifteenth.
Cologne’s 18-year-old striker Jan Thielmann confirmed nice composure to fireplace of their opening purpose earlier than Maximilian Arnold equalised with an outstanding free-kick.
Winger Ondrej Duda restored Cologne’s lead when he shot into the nook on 43 minutes.
However, Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst rescued some extent away from residence with a close-range header simply after the break.
Cologne are solely out of the relegation locations on purpose distinction whereas Wolfsburg are fifth.
Arminia Bielefeld earned their first win since September with a 2-1 victory at Mainz, though each golf equipment stay within the backside three.
Japan midfielder Ritsu Doan and Manuel Prietl scoring Bielefeld’s targets in a deserved win earlier than Mainz alternative Kevin Stoeger netted their late comfort.
Six-placed Union count on to be with out in-form striker Max Kruse for the foreseeable future after the 32-year-old injured his hamstring in Friday’s 3-1 derby defeat at Hertha Berlin.