Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt Highlights & Report 14 August 2021
Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt Highlights 14 August 2021
Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt Report 14 August 2021
Marco Rose’s first Bundesliga game in charge of Borussia Dortmund was won in irresistible fashion as Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard, Erling Braut Haaland and Giovanni Reyna signed ‘BVB’s’ invitation into the Bundesliga record books by equalling Bayern Munich’s record of seven consecutive victories on the opening day of a Bundesliga season.
Dortmund’s talismanic captain Marco Reus opened the scoring after 23 minutes, equalling a club record of scoring in 33 consecutive Bundesliga games, calmly converting Haaland’s pass past veteran Kevin Trapp into the bottom right-hand corner. Against the run of play, Eintracht Frankfurt equalised in unforeseen circumstances when Felix Passlack’s attempt to cover the menacing Aymen Barkok resulted in the right-back scoring his first career own-goal, inadvertently sending the ball past Gregor Kobel.
Hazard restored Dortmund’s lead after 32 minutes, as ‘BVB’ caught Eintracht Frankfurt off-guard with one of their trademark counter-attacks in front of the sea of yellow and black at the Signal Iduna Park. Hazard, one of Belgium’s stand-out players at Euro 2020, took advantage of a three on two, converting Reus’s marvellous touch to ensure Trapp collected the ball from the back of his net once more. Haaland then opened his scoring account for the new season, after scoring 27 goals last season, beating the offside trap to scandalously finish past a helpless and frustrated goalkeeper.
The second half was more of the same and in the 58th minute, Reyna secured Dortmund’s three points, when the American international calmly converted from inside the six-yard box. Haaland’s ‘Man of the Match’ stature was finalised with his second goal of the match, adding to his three assists, beating the offside trap and the lacklustre Frankfurt defence, to precisely finish Reus’s through-ball. Substitute Jens Hauge scored a late consolation for Frankfurt in the 86th minute arriving at the back post to convert his shot past Kobel in the Dortmund goal.