Andre Silva scored late for Eintracht Frankfurt to win 2-1 at Borussia Dortmund and consolidate its Champions League qualification place on the dwelling side’s expense on Saturday. Frankfurt stayed fourth inside the Bundesliga’s closing qualification spot for Europe’s excessive membership opponents and opened a seven-point gap over Dortmund with seven video video games of the season remaining.
Luka Jovic compelled his means by the use of on a counterattack sooner than he was lastly stopped by Dortmund defender Mats Hummels. However the rebound fell kindly for Filip Kostic to cross for Silva to go Frankfurt’s winner inside the 87th minute. It was the Portugal striker’s twenty second goal of the season.
Dortmund had purchased off to a nasty start when Nico Schulz headed Kostic’s deflected cross into his private web inside the eleventh minute. The Dortmund defender was trying to forestall the ball from reaching the lurking Silva. Star striker Erling Haaland went shut in response and was then denied by Frankfurt ’keeper Kevin Trapp.
The equalizer obtained right here from an unlikely provide correct sooner than the break when Hummels scored from shut range after Emre Can chested down a nook. Frankfurt defender Stefan Ilsanker thought he had scored inside the sixty fifth, nonetheless the target was dominated out by the use of VAR for offside.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar made his first start for Schalke at Bayer Leverkusen since he returned for his second stint, nonetheless the veteran Dutch striker was unable to encourage the league’s worst group to any enchancment no matter scoring in a 2-1 loss
Kerem Demirbay crossed for Lucas Alario to open the scoring inside the twenty sixth, and Patrick Schick scored inside the 72nd to ensure new Leverkusen coach Hannes Wolf purchased off to a worthwhile start. Wolf modified the fired Peter Bosz by the worldwide break.
Huntelaar’s 81st-minute consolation will do little to forestall Schalke’s relegation. The Gelsenkirchen-based membership stays closing, 14 components from safety after accumulating merely 10 components all season. Additionally, third-place Wolfsburg beat Cologne 1-0, Arminia Bielefeld fought once more to draw 1-1 at relegation rival Mainz, and Augsburg cherished a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim.