Borussia Dortmund faced Eintracht Frankfurt on the road at Deutsche Bank Park, resulting in a 3-3 draw for Die Schwarzgelben.
Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga campaign continued this weekend, with the black and yellows traveling to Deutsche Bank Park to face a burgeoning Eintracht Frankfurt side under Dino Toppmöller. The game got off to a frantic start, with both teams showing attacking impetus. Dangerous chances befell both sides, but it was Frankfurt who would draw blood first through a harsh penalty call on Marius Wolf. In trying to clear the ball, Wolf saw it pinged into his hand by Frankfurt’s Ansgar Knauff.
The penalty was slotted home by Omar Marmoush, and there were shades of Frankfurt’s game against HJK Helsinki on display, with their 6-0 win starting in the same fashion. The game would only continue to complicate for Die Schwarzgelben as a scramble in their box would end with Marmoush scoring his second of the game. Keeper Gregor Kobel made two brilliant saves but it would not be enough to deny the Egyptian international. Kobel would then come off for Dortmund due to what seemed to be a nose-injury inflicted by his own defender, Nico Schlotterbeck, in an earlier sequence of play.
Dortmund are of course a different caliber of opponent to the teams Frabkfurt have faced in recent weeks, and they showed it as they fought to come back into the game, with goals courtesy of Marcel Sabitzer (45th minute) and Youssoufa Moukoko (54th minute) bringing parity for their side. Farès Chaïbi would put Frankfurt ahead once again in the 68th minute, but Julian Brandt would once again ensure parity after netting in the 82nd minutes.
While the game was always going to be a tough one for Dortmund as Frankfurt have gone undefeated at home all season, the black and yellows did make it more difficult than it had to be at times. lets take a look at osme of the key takeaways from this match.