SV Darmstadt 98 took all three points at home to Borussia Dortmund with Terrence Boyd and Antonio Colak scoring either side of Raphael Guerreiro’s strike for the visitors.
SV Darmstadt 98 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
Goals: 1-0 Boyd (21’) 1-1 Guerreiro (44’), 2-1 Colak (67’)
Dortmund may have won the reverse fixture 6-0, but Darmstadt were clearly in the mood for revenge in the opening period, hitting the post through Jan Rosenthal before Boyd tapped home the opener from metres out. Die Schwarzgelben got back on level terms at the end of the half, though, with Guerreiro volleying Emre Mor’s cross past Michael Esser in the home goal.
After a period of deadlock Frings attempted to mix things by throwing Colak into the frey just inside the hour, and less than ten minutes later the forward found the target, with Sidney Sam teeing him up with a beautiful feint. Dortmund substitute Ousmane Dembele threatened to draw Dortmund level in the dying minutes, but the prodigal Frenchman found himself denied at the last and it ended 2-1.
Man of the Match
Boyd has endured a difficult few seasons, with four bouts of knee surgery keeping him sidelined. Finally back to full fitness, the USMNT striker looked dangerous, and hopes are high that he will ultimately prove a solution for both club and country.
Frings spent two years at Dortmund as a player, scoring 10 goals in 47 Bundesliga appearances from the base of midfield. It was another former Dortmund man, Boyd, who broke the deadlock, and with the pair in tandem the Lilies could find themselves climbing out of the relegation zone yet.
- Boyd’s goal was his first in Germany’s top two divisions since November 2014, when he scored for RB Leipzig in a 4-1 win over FC St. Pauli.Guerreiro’s goal was his third this season. He managed the same amount for FC Lorient last term, but took twice as many games.Only Bayern (45) have scored more than Dortmund’s 40 goals in the Bundesliga this season.
Darmstadt: Esser – Fedetskyy (Steinhöfer 85’), Niemeyer, Sulu (c), Holland (Guwara 82’) - Hamit Altintop, Gondorf - Sam, Rosenthal, Heller – Boyd (Colak 58’)
Coach: Torsten Frings
Dortmund: Bürki - Ginter, Sokratis, Burnic, Durm - Weigl - Pulisic, Guerreiro (Kagawa 62’), Mor (Dembele 62’), Reus (c) (Schürrle 77’) - Aubameyang
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
Watch: Boyd on his first Bundesliga goal and Darmstadt's tremendous team effort: