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Dortmund overpower Frankfurt 3-1 in German Bundesliga

IANS  |  Berlin 

German football giants moved atop the standings after beating 3-1 on the goals from Abdou Diallo, and at the opener of the third round in

The "BVB" took the reins from the kick off but lacked in penetration to threat on Friday, reports

Meanwhile, the visitors needed some time to gain a foothold before reaped the best chance of the game after testing with a shot on target in the 6th minute.

As the match progressed, eventually were able to open the scoring as poked home a follow-up shot from very close range following a corner in the 36th minute.

After the restart, both sides staged a slow start into the second half. It was a goal out of the blue by Frankfurt's that gave the game momentum with 68 minutes played.

Lucien Favre's men remained unimpressed and responded well as substitute Jadon Sancho raced down the right wing to cross into the path of Marius Wolf, who slotted home against his former club from inside the box, making it 2-1 on the scoreboards four minutes later.

Dortmund continued on the front foot as Sancho set up for summer signing Paco Alcacer, who marked the 3-1 lead with a deflected effort to put the result beyond doubt from the edge of the box in the dying minutes of the game.

For now, Dortmund clinched the first place in the standings whereas the "Eagles" suffered their second straight loss to slip to the 10th position.

"I would like to compliment my team today. We did very well. The equaliser was deserved but in the end Dortmund was too clinical," said.



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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 12:50 IST