Borussia Dortmund cut Bayern Munich lead, Barcelona held by Granada – European round-up

Borussia Dortmund fought back from two goals down after a lacklustre start to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 and return some excitement to the Bundesliga title race.

Mahmoud Dahoud’s 89th-minute winner, after Jude Bellingham had equalised in the 86th, moved Dortmund six points behind Bayern Munich a day after the leaders’ 2-1 home defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach.

A fired-up Erling Haaland was a factor in all three goals for Dortmund, who might easily have been four goals down in Frankfurt.


Colombian forward Rafael Borre opened the scoring with a simple finish from Filip Kostic’s free kick in the 15th minute, then doubled the lead 10 minutes later after more lax defending.

Evan Ndicka struck the post for Frankfurt before Dahoud gifted Jesper Lindstrom another huge opportunity with half-time approaching, but the midfielder shot wide.

Haaland and Julian Brandt offered some hope for the visitors with attempts around the hour mark, and Thorgan Hazard pulled a goal back soon after when Haaland sent him through.

The Norwegian was involved before Thomas Meunier set up Jude Bellingham for the equaliser, and again before Dahoud curled in the late winner.


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Title: Borussia Dortmund cut Bayern Munich lead, Barcelona held by Granada – European round-up
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Published Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2022 21:25:00 GMT

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