Bundesliga: Ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt hold Bayern Munich as contenders close in.

Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 14.49.51 by Macaulay Daley

Marco Fabian’s controversial equaliser condemned Bayern Munich to a third successive match without a win in all competitions, as they drew 2-2 with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Starting without star striker Robert Lewandowski, Bayern took the lead after just ten minutes thanks to Arjen Robben’s fine finish.

Flicking the ball into the air following David Alaba’s pull back, Robben fired the ball home from a tight angle for his second goal of the season.

However, on the stoke of half-time, Frankfurt scored their first goal against the champions in five years.

After a lucky bounce fell his way, Szabolcs Huszti arrowed the ball first time into the bottom left-hand corner for his opening goal of the campaign.

Joshua Kimmich continued his fantastic goal scoring form to give Carlo Ancelotti’s men the lead in the 62nd minute.

When Mats Hummels’ shot found him unmarked in the area, Kimmich took a touch before calmly slotting the ball into the bottom corner.

Just three minutes later, Huszti went from hero to villain as he was involved in a scuffle with Renato Sanches that resulted in the Hungarian receiving a second yellow card.

Despite the unenviable task of playing with ten-men, Die Adler equalised following a wonderful team move.

The ball made its way to Timothy Chandler on the right hand side and his wayward shot was turned in at the back post by the offside Fabian.

Koln and RB Leipzig are now just two points off of the summit as they both won their matches this weekend.

Die Geißbӧcke’s Anthony Modeste became the Bundesliga’s outright top goal scorer after scoring a brace.

modeste
Anthony Modeste has 26 goals in 44 games for Koln. (Image Credit: sportbild.bild.de)

The Frenchman now has seven goals to his name and scored the opener at the RheinEnergieStadion. He took a touch from Yuya Osaka’s ball over the top, before expertly firing home.

He doubled his tally for the afternoon 11 minutes later, dispatching a penalty after Osaka was brought down in the area.

Lukas Hinterseer’s penalty in the 90th minute for Ingolstadt was to prove just a mere consolation and as a result they drop to the bottom of the table.

Leipzig are third on goal difference as Emile Forsberg’s fantastic goal helped them to a 1-0 win at Wolfsburg.

However, it wasn’t all plain sailing for the Swede, after he missed a first-half penalty for Die Bullen. But with 20 minutes left, he curled in an effort from just outside the area, as they remained unbeaten.

Hertha Berlin lie a point further back, as they secured a point at Borussia Dortmund, who themselves are fifth.

Valentin Stocker scored the opening goal for Die Alte Dame, beating compatriot Roman Burki at his near post following Vedad Ibisevic’s fantastic back heel.

stocker
Valentin Stocker celebrates giving Hertha the lead. (Image Credit: youtube.com)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then found himself in the thick of the action, first missing a penalty, before converting Ousmane Dembele’s cross to give Thomas Tuchel’s men a share of the spoils.

There were two red cards in the final five minutes, Emre Mor and Stocker both being dismissed.

Other Results:

Hoffenheim 2-1 SC Freiburg

Augsburg 1-1 Schalke 04

Borussia Monchengladbach 0-0 Hamburger SV.

Werder Bremen 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Mainz 05 2-1 Darmstadt

League Table:

screen-shot-2016-10-16-at-22-00-52

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s