SportDORTMUND, Germany :Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva headed in an 87th-minute winner to stun hosts Borussia Dortmund 2-1 on Saturday and give his team a major boost in their bid for a top four-finish and a spot in next season's Champions League.
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04 Apr 2021 12:30AMShare this contentBookmarkDORTMUND, Germany -Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva headed in an 87th-minute winner to stun hosts Borussia Dortmund 2-1 on Saturday and give his team a major boost in their bid for a top four-finish and a spot in next season's Champions League. headtopics.com
The Portuguese headed in a Filip Kostic cross at the far post for his 22nd league goal of the season to lift Frankfurt to 50 points in fourth place, seven ahead of Borussia Dortmund in fifth.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe top four teams qualify for the Champions League group stage.
"Too sloppy, too unfocused, technically just not good enough," said defender Mats Hummels, who scored Dortmund's goal."We had to make more of the good chances we had. Other teams are ahead of us in that respect."We had situations that should have been clear scoring chances. We just did not manage to turn them into something."
Dortmund face Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals next week.AdvertisementAdvertisementFrankfurt went in front as Dortmund's Nico Schulz wrongfooted his own keeper with a header in the 11th minute. The visitors were also unlucky not to be awarded a penalty for a clear handball by Thomas Delaney.
Instead it was Dortmund who scored on the stroke of halftime when Hummels turned in the box to volley in the equaliser.Dortmund striker Erling Haaland had been in the spotlight all week over a meeting of his representatives in Barcelona but the Norwegian failed to convert any of his few chances. headtopics.com
Frankfurt were sharper after the break, bagging a deserved winner after coming close through Silva, Kostic and Stefan Ilsanker in a strong second-half display.AdvertisementVfL Wolfsburg beat Cologne 1-0 to stay in third place on 54 points.Leaders Bayern Munich, on 61, travel to second-placed RB Leipzig, four points behind, later on Saturday.
(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Ed Osmond and Pritha Sarkar) Read more: CNA »