Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund

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Watch Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund full match replay and highlights.
KICK-OFF at 14:30 (GMT) on 29th October 2023
The referee for this match is R. Schröder
Game played at Deutsche Bank Park
This is a match in Germany – Bundesliga, Week 9, Season 2023/2024


Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund Full Match Reports

Borussia Dortmund maintained their unblemished record in the Bundesliga this season in a nail-biting encounter, twice rallying from a deficit to secure a thrilling 3-3 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt at Deutsche Bank Park.

Edin Terzić, Borussia Dortmund’s manager, discovered that neither Frankfurt nor the match officials were in a charitable mood in the challenging first half, just one day before his 41st birthday. After Gregor Kobel’s sharp save denied Hugo Larsson the opening goal, Marius Wolf inadvertently handled the ball while attempting to clear it, resulting in a controversial penalty. Omar Marmoush stepped up to the spot and calmly converted, marking the fifth time he has opened the scoring out of seven goals this season.

The Egyptian forward quickly increased his tally to eight goals by being the first to react when Kobel made an excellent double save to deny Aurelio Buta, prodding home the rebound to extend Eintracht Frankfurt’s lead. Dortmund’s woes deepened when Kobel was forced to leave the field due to an injury. His replacement, Alexander Meyer, nearly conceded another penalty by fouling Marmoush inside the penalty area, narrowly avoiding a pitchside VAR review.

Grateful for this fortunate turn of events, the visitors reduced the deficit in first-half stoppage time when Marcel Sabitzer slotted an effort from the edge of the area past Kevin Trapp, giving Dortmund a glimmer of hope as they headed into halftime. Nevertheless, defensive issues persisted, and Marmoush came agonizingly close to restoring his side’s two-goal lead before the break, with his shot hitting the woodwork.

Chances continued to come for Frankfurt, with Marmoush in the spotlight, and he missed an opportunity to complete a hat-trick by firing the ball over the bar just two minutes into the second half after Meyer denied Ansgar Knauff. Dortmund made a couple of changes at halftime, and within ten minutes, Youssoufa Moukoko repaid his manager’s trust by leveling the match with a powerful low shot that eluded the despairing Trapp.

In this topsy-turvy contest that consistently defied expectations, Dortmund was once again caught off guard and surrendered the decisive goal. Ellyes Skhiri delivered a zippy pass that Fares Chaibi expertly controlled before slotting the ball past Meyer for his first goal in German football. Dortmund appeared to be on the verge of defeat at this point. However, a moment of brilliance in the closing stages saved a point. Karim Adeyemi delivered a low cross that Julian Brandt guided into the net from point-blank range. Thanks to Dortmund’s remarkable resilience, they reclaimed their spot in the top four ahead of next week’s highly anticipated Der Klassiker showdown with Bayern Munich.

Man of the Match: Omar Marmoush (Eintracht Frankfurt).