- Diallo (36″), Wolf (72″) and Alcacer (88″) scored for Borussia Dortmund.
- Haller equalises for Eintracht at 68″.
- BVB celebrates a hard won 3-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt, their second victory of the campaign.
Borussia Dortmund beats Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 at Westfalenstadion. The result did not deviate from that of last seven contests between Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt in Signal Iduna Park. With today’s victory, BVB secure top spot in the league table with 2 wins in three matches.
BVB were missing the injured Pulisic, Toprak and Guerreiro. One change was made to the team that had drawn 0-0 in Hanover prior to the international break, with Axel Witsel initially dropping to the bench having racked up the most air-miles during the break and Bruun Larsen coming in to replace him. New signing Alcácer was also left on the sidelines for the beginning of the game. Eintracht were without Rebic, Chandler, Salcedo, Tawatha, Willems and Paciencia.
Defender Abdou Diallo put the hosts ahead with his first Bundesliga goal when he netted on the rebound after his header was initially saved in the 36th minute. Frenchman Sebastien Haller snatched a deserved equaliser in the 68th minute, pouncing on a failed clearance by Marcel Schmelzer to volley in.
But former Eintracht player Marius Wolf struck back four minutes later after superb work from teenager Sancho who shook off two players and floated a pin-point cross to his teammate at the far post.
Alcacer, making his Bundesliga debut after joining from Barcelona this season, also got onto the scoresheet with an 88th-minute goal to seal Eintracht’s second consecutive loss.
Scrappy goal ???? #BVBSGE pic.twitter.com/mrpHv20AHF
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) September 14, 2018
Yellow and Black substitutes Jadon Sancho and forward Paco Alcacer received special accolades from manager, Lucien Favre and sporting director, Michael Zorc after 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
How the Match Progressed:
Borussia Dortmund were consistent with 61%5 possession and controlled the match, with 10 attempts at goal; 6 of the attempts were on target. Eintracht had 2 shots on target with 5 attempts on goal.
The match saw a complete dominance from Borussia. Frankfurt came back into the match for a brief period with Haller equaliser.
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Bürki – Diallo, Delaney, Reus, Akanji, Dahoud, Philipp, Piszczek, Wolf, Schmelzer, Bruun Larsen #BVBSGE pic.twitter.com/qyPdWZfhzQ
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) September 14, 2018
Jardon Sancho-7 (Bruun Larsen-34, 58″); Paco Alcacer-9 (Philipp-20, 67″); Axel Witsel-28 (Delaney-6, 69″)
Here’s our starting XI for #BVBSGE | #SGE pic.twitter.com/ZlejZbGdqQ
— Eintracht Frankfurt (@eintracht_eng) September 14, 2018
Jovic-8 (Fabian-7, 63″); Guzman-6 (Fernandez-5, 63″); Muller-27 (Torro-16, 84″)
Marcel Schmelzer: “None of the three Bundesliga matches so far this season have been easy. It’s not going as well as we would like. Nobody is allowing themselves to be blinded by the clear win over Leipzig. It will take time. You can see that we have a new football concept and that we will be able to implement it in phases.”
Abdou Diallo: “We practised it in training: I go to the back post for corners. After the goal I saw all the fans. It was fantastic. Frankfurt are a good team, they won the cup, and are playing in the Europa League. It was important to win.”
Marius Wolf: “Personally I’m really happy to have scored in our own stadium, and of course I’m happy that we won. We knew that it would be a hard game. The team had a lot of possession. The goal we conceded was extremely unfortunate. We kept going afterwards though, and ultimately we got a deserved win. It’s important that we keep working from week to week.”
Roman Bürki: “It was difficult for us to create chances. We moved the ball from one side to the other too slowly during our build-up play. But ultimately it was a good match. We quickly got ourselves back on track after conceding and then took the lead again deservedly. Our attacking plays must be played out with more conviction in future. We travel to Brügge feeling good.”
Lucien Favre: “We must control the ball better when placed under pressure. The first half was OK, but we didn’t do enough. We were lacking patience a bit in the second half. Overall, I’m pleased with the win.”