Silva Grabs Late Winner As Frankfurt Stun Dortmund
Zeeshan Mehtab 9 days ago Sat 03rd April 2021 | 09:12 PM
A late goal from Portuguese striker Andre Silva left Borussia Dortmund's Champions League hopes hanging by a thread on Saturday as they fell to a 2-1 home defeat against Bundesliga top-six rivals Eintracht Frankfurt
Berlin, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 3rd Apr, 2021 ) :A late goal from Portuguese striker Andre Silva left Borussia Dortmund's Champions League hopes hanging by a thread on Saturday as they fell to a 2-1 home defeat against Bundesliga top-six rivals Eintracht Frankfurt.
Failure to finish in the top four would be disastrous for Germany's second-biggest club, who face a fight to hold on to coveted key players such as Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho in the next transfer window.
They missed a chance to close the gap as high-fliers Frankfurt pulled off a smash-and-grab win.
Kevin Trapp denied Haaland with a smart save ten minutes later before Mats Hummels hooked the ball in at a corner to level the scores on the stroke of half time.
Frankfurt's Stefan Ilsanker had a headed goal ruled out for offside just after the hour-mark, but the guests restored the lead on the counter-attack in the dying minutes, Silva heading in from close range after another Kostic cross.
Dortmund are level on points with Bayer Leverkusen, who eased to a 2-1 win over bottom club Schalke in their first game under new coach Hannes Wolf.
Lucas Alario opened the scoring with a one-touch finish in the first half, before Patrik Schick came off the bench to secure the three points after the break.
Defeat pushed crisis-hit giants Schalke closer to a first relegation in over three decades, Two brutal counter-attack goals from Ruben Vargas and Andre Hahn gave Augsburg a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim, despite a brilliant late half-volley from Robert Skov.