Borussia Dortmund visited Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday and let yet another victory slip away in the end, ending up with just a 2-2 draw against the hosts. Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel and English striker Jadon Sancho scored the Dortmund goals as the Portuguese striker Andre Silva and Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney scored an own goal for the hosts.
With the result, Dortmund is in the third position of the table, with 10 points. Bundesliga leaders, RB Leipzig counts on 13 points, two more than runner-up Bayern Munich. Eintracht is in ninth place with seven points.
Despite playing away from home, Borussia kept their football insinuating and dominated their actions at Commerzbank Arena. Early in the first half, the visitors went up and managed to open the scoring.
In the 11th minute, Belgian winger Thorgan Hazard crossed the ball to his fellow countryman Witsel, who nodded home to beat German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to make it 0-1.
Being 1-0 up away, Dortmund took their feet off the accelerator very soon, leaving room for Frankfurt to equalize the match. At 43, Silva received a pass at the edge of the area and slotted home past Roman Burki with extremely category. 1-1.
After the interval, the second half was very similar to the first one. Dortmund displayed some offensive impetuos early in the match and went on to score. Once again, Witsel was decisive for the visitors: at 66, the Belgian played for Sancho after a free-kick and the Englishman, unmarked, only tapped into the goal. 1-2.
Borussia’s triumph seemed to be on the way, but resilient Eintracht did not give up and went up looking for the late equalizer. It came in through a very unfortunate move from Dortmund’s Delaney. On 88 minutes, Delaney tried to intercept a cross but ended up sending the ball to his own nets. 2-2.
Dortmund was even lucky not to get out with the L, as Eintracht threw themselves at Dortmund in the last minutes looking for the third goal. However, at the end of the day, the 2-2 was fair.