KP Boateng rues Bundesliga defeat to Borussia Dortmund

Laverne Higgins
March 12, 2018

Dortmund took an early lead at the Westfalenstadion when Eintracht captain Marco Russ put Christian Pulisic's cross into his own net, but Frankfurt dominated the second half and deservedly drew level through Luka Jovic.

Defeat saw Frankfurt drop to fifth, two points ahead of Leipzig.

Michy Batshuayi said he was delighted to help Borussia Dortmund take all three points at home after he scored a brace, including the last-gasp victor, as he came off the bench in the 3-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday night.

The visitors were expecting a share of the points after Danny Blum's injury-time equalizer, but there was still time for Batshuayi - who was dropped from the starting lineup - to score his second goal of the game.

"Every time we scored a goal, we conceded a goal on the fly".

Resurgent in the second half, Frankfurt finally found an equaliser on 75 minutes.

Kevin-Prince Boateng almost scored with a clever backheel just after half-time, but was denied by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki.

Going into Sunday's game, Reus had underlined his importance by scoring all of Dortmund's last three Bundesliga goals against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Augsburg and Red Bull (Leipzig) - ensuring that his team remained unbeaten in the league under Peter Stöger.

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Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger brought on Batshuayi for the last half hour.

Dortmund finished strongly with Reus drawing a good save from Lukas Hradecky, who might be a teammate next season.

Boateng was presented with another opportunity on 59 minutes after getting on the end of Danny da Costa's low cross into the box, but the Ghanaian fired over the crossbar, before Jonathan de Guzman cleared the target with an acrobatic effort in the 65th minute.

But Batshuayi wasn't finished and took advantage of a exhausted Frankfurt offside trap to score an even later victor and give Dortmund an invaluable three points in the battle to qualify for the Champions League. The Frankfurt goalkeeper's contract is up at the end of the season and has been linked as a replacement for the retiring Roman Weidenfeller.

"I'm happy because it's a long time since I scored", Batshuayi said.

Timo Werner was booed on his return to his home-town club but couldn't ram the jeers back down the throats of the home fans.

Leipzig, which hasn't won in four games, remains sixth, four points behind Leverkusen.

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