Bundesliga: BVB storms to the top: 4-0 against Frankfurt

Effective, strong nerves and even masterful in some phases - this time Borussia Dortmund took advantage of FC Bayern's mistake and replaced the weakening record champions at the top of the Bundesliga table.

Bundesliga: BVB storms to the top: 4-0 against Frankfurt

Effective, strong nerves and even masterful in some phases - this time Borussia Dortmund took advantage of FC Bayern's mistake and replaced the weakening record champions at the top of the Bundesliga table. Unlike the embarrassing performance a week ago in Stuttgart (3-3), coach Eden Terzic's team kept their nerves this time and stormed into first place with a 4-0 (3-0) win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Thanks to goals from Jude Bellingham (19'), Donyell Malen (24'/66') and Mats Hummels (41') in front of 81,365 spectators on Saturday at the sold-out Signal Iduna Park, BVB are one point ahead of them five games before the end of the season Champion of the past ten years from Munich.

In contrast, the downward trend in Eintracht continues. After eight games without a win, the Hessians' chances of returning to Europe via the league have fallen further. Especially in the second half, the cup semi-finalists remained far below their potential.

Bayern's 3-1 defeat in Mainz a few hours earlier created great expectations in the stands. And BVB quickly created a great atmosphere. After a cautious start to the game with slight field advantages but no chances to score in the first 15 minutes, BVB used their first two chances to take a 2-0 lead. A remarkable combination of Raphael Guerreiro and Julian Brandt was refined by the English international Bellingham with a well-placed low shot into the right corner to make it 1-0.

This hit broke the reluctance. From then on, both teams delivered a worth seeing and open exchange of blows with plenty of goal area scenes. Just five minutes after taking the lead, Dortmund had reason to celebrate again. After a header from Karim Adeyemi, Malen was there from close range and scored in the fifth game in a row.

Eintracht responded with furious attacks and came close to scoring a goal from a shot by Randal Kolo Muani (26') and a header from Aurelio Buta (34'), but was denied by BVB keeper Gregor Kobel. And had the misfortune that the opponent continued to be very effective. After Adeyemi (31') missed a big chance, central defender Hummels scored the next blow against Eintracht in the middle of the pressure phase in Frankfurt. The 2014 world champion headed a cross from Guerreiro into the net and gave BVB a 3-0 lead before the break.

Feeling that they were in the lead, BVB took it easy after the restart, but retained control of the game. Against Eintracht, which was now more passive, it was enough for Dortmund to keep the ball in their own ranks for a long time and consistently secure their own goal. However, they again capitalized on the speed of Adeyemi and Malen. Malen used Adeyemi's pass to score his second goal. This finally broke the resistance of the Hessians.

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