Jude Bellingham struck a second-half winner as Borussia Dortmund took all three points from a thrilling 2-1 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Both teams came into this game on the back of positive results in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, as well as impressive Bundesliga victories last weekend, so it was perhaps no surprise that it was immediately an enthralling, end-to-end affair. There were half-chances at either end before Dortmund took the lead, Donyell Malen darting down the left and crossing into the middle to the unmarked Julian Brandt, who arrowed a shot through Kevin Trapp's legs from 10 yards out for the opener. Frankfurt restored parity almost straight away, however, with Randal Kolo Muani laying on his seventh assist of the season, teeing up Daichi Kamada to drill into the bottom corner from the edge of the box. It remained a frenetic encounter until the interval, but neither side was able to add to the scoreline.
That changed early in the second half following a sweeping Dortmund move down the right, with Niklas Süle playing the ball to Youssoufa Moukoko, who instantly found Bellingham. The English teenager kept his composure inside the box, chopping past a defender before scoring his third Bundesliga goal of the season, following his brace against VfB Stuttgart last week. Eintracht responded well once again though, producing wave after wave of attacks as they were roared on by the home crowd. Kolo Muani was denied by an inspired Gregor Kobel a number of times, while Jesper Lindström saw his near-post flick clawed away and Mario Götze had a venomous shot cleared off the line by Nico Schlotterbeck. Try as they might, however, the Eagles could not find a way past Dortmund again, with the visitors breathing a sigh of relief when the final whistle arrived, confirming their seventh league win of the season.
- Anthony Modeste made his 200th Bundesliga appearance.
- Bellingham has now equalled his single-season personal best of three goals, which he set in 2021/22.
- Moukoko provided his third assist this term, to go with his four goals.
- Kamada's strike was his seventh in the Bundesliga in 2022/23, making him the league's top-scoring midfielder alongside Bayern's Jamal Musiala.
- Kolo Muani has a league-high seven assists in the Bundesliga this season - in just his 11th league appearance.
- Djibril Sow made his 100th Bundesliga outing for Frankfurt
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Frankfurt: Trapp (c) - Tuta, Jakic, Ndicka - Dina Ebimbe, Kamada (Borre 84'), Rode (c) (Sow 72'), Pellegrini - Lindström (Alario 77'), Götze - Kolo Muani
Unused subs: Ramaj, Toure, Onguene, Smolcic, Alidou, Chandler
Out: Buta (knee), Hasebe (knee), Knauff (thigh), Lenz (thigh)
Coach: Oliver Glasner
Dortmund: Kobel - Süle, Hummels (c), Schlotterbeck - Adeyemi (Wolf 69'), Özcan, Bellingham, Hazard - Brandt (Can 61'), Moukoko (Modeste 61'), Malen (Reyna 61')
Unused subs: Meyer, Rothe, Coulibaly, Passlack, Papadopoulos
Out: Bynoe-Gittens (shoulder), Dahoud (shoulder), Guerreiro (thigh), Haller (testicular cancer), Meunier (broken cheekbone), Morey (knee), Reus (fitness)
Coach: Edin Terzic
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