Clutch Borussia Dortmund roar back into the top four with 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt

Mats Hummels
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Borussia Dortmund came from behind to defeat Eintracht Frankfurt, with late goals from Mats Hummels and Emre Can securing a 3-1 win at home.

It was a well deserved win for Borussia Dortmund in the end, as they claimed a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt to continue their winning run and return to the top four. But the Black and Yellows certainly had to work for it, after Mario Götze had given the Eagles the lead. But goals from Karim Adeyemi, Mats Hummels and Emre Can helped BVB turn the tide as they claimed the all-important three points.

Emre Can
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The win takes Borussia Dortmund back into the top four at RB Leipzig's expense. BVB are now one point clear of Marco Rose's side, with Eintracht Frankfurt a further nine points back in sixth place.

Edin Terzic was forced into making a number of late changes to his starting XI, with Gregor Kobel sidelined and Jadon Sancho only fit to start on the bench. In came Alexander Meyer and Karim Adeyemi, while Marius Wolf replaced Julian Ryerson at right-back.

Borussia Dortmund actually made a strong start to the game, and looked lively in the opening stages. But it was Eintracht Frankfurt who struck first, with Mario Götze coming back to haunt his former club with a superb finish into the bottom corner after Meyer had saved Omar Marmoush's original effort.

Karim Adeyemi
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While their response to Eintracht's opener was rather timid, Borussia Dortmund did manage to find their way back into the game with Karim Adeyemi capping off an excellent team move by tapping the ball home to make it 1-1 in the 33rd minute.

The second-half began in a somewhat cagey manner before the game turned chaotic and picked up steam, with both sides missing chances. In the end, it was Borussia Dortmund who proved to be the more incisive of the two teams. And it was Mats Hummels who completed the comeback in the 81st minute with a diving header from Julian Brandt's free-kick.

Emre Can, Tobias Stieler
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Emre Can then made sure of the win in stoppage time by scoring from the penalty spot - just moments after being awarded a red card (before it was overturned following a VAR check).

Borussia Dortmund's fourth win in a row marks an excellent start to their gruelling run of fixtures in the Bundesliga. Next up is a trip to Bavaria to take on Bayern Munich, which will be the ultimate test of the team's overall quality and ability.