Bundesliga: Amin Younes’ purpose helps Eintracht Frankfurt edge Bayern Munich; Borussia Dortmund thrash Schalke

Bundesliga: Amin Younes’ purpose helps Eintracht Frankfurt edge Bayern Munich; Borussia Dortmund thrash Schalke

Younes, who troubled Bayern’s protection within the first half, was concerned in a single purpose after which scored the opposite as he helped Frankfurt reinvigorate the title race.

Bundesliga: Amin Younes’ goal helps Eintracht Frankfurt edge Bayern Munich; Borussia Dortmund thrash Schalke

Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his aspect’s opening purpose through the German Bundesliga match towards Bayern Munich. AP

Berlin: After scoring the profitable purpose to assist Eintracht Frankfurt beat Bundesliga chief Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday, Amin Younes’ first thought was for the victims of a racist assault.

The 27-year-old Younes ran straight to the sideline, the place he held up a commemorative shirt bearing the identify and portrait of Fatih Saraçoglu, one among 9 folks with immigrant backgrounds killed in a rampage by a gunman within the close by city of Hanau simply over a yr in the past.

Frankfurt’s gamers had warmed up for the league sport carrying the commemorative tops with “say their names” throughout the entrance, and particular person victims’ names and faces on the again. Ferhat Unvar, Hamza Kurtovic, Stated Nesar Hashemi, Vili Viorel Paun, Mercedes Kierpacz, Kaloyan Velkov, Sedat Gurbuz, Gokhan Gültekin and Saraçoglu had been all remembered, persevering with Friday’s commemorations on the anniversary of the killings.

“We needed to point out the faces of the victims. We wish to remind folks that not forgetting means not letting it occur once more,” Frankfurt president Peter Fischer informed Sky TV earlier than the sport. “Opposing racism, hate, anti-semitism and homophobia is in Eintracht’s statutes.”

Younes, who troubled Bayern’s protection within the first half, was concerned in a single purpose after which scored the opposite as he helped Frankfurt reinvigorate the title race.

“We did not be taught from the Bielefeld sport,” Bayern captain Manuel Neuer mentioned, referring to his crew coming from two targets down to attract 3-3 in its earlier sport. “You must be aggressive from the beginning.”

Leipzig can minimize Bayern’s result in two factors with a win at Hertha Berlin on Sunday. Frankfurt is degree on factors with third-place Wolfsburg after sustaining an excellent begin to the yr with their eighth win from 9 video games in 2021.

Frankfurt flying 

Frankfurt made an excellent begin with Younes and Filip Kostic combining to arrange Daichi Kamada for the opening purpose within the twelfth minute.

Frankfurt had seven pictures in comparison with Bayern’s one earlier than Younes made it 2-0 within the thirty first. Kamada performed the ball again and Younes unleashed a robust shot contained in the far high nook.

Robert Lewandowski pulled one again within the 53rd to take his season tally to a league-leading 26 targets, however missed out on scoring a late equaliser when Lucas Hernandez’s cross sailed simply over his head on the far submit in harm time.

Frankfurt had been with out top-scorer Andre Silva (18 targets) as a consequence of an harm picked up in coaching, giving Luka Jovic his first begin since he returned on mortgage from Actual Madrid.

Bayern additionally had enforced absences in Thomas Muller and Benjamin Pavard because of the coronavirus , whereas Corentin Tolisso is out for round three months. Leon Goretzka and Javi Martínez had been again amongst Bayern’s substitutes after recovering from their COVID-19 infections. Goretzka got here on to assist Bayern’s improved efficiency within the second half.

Dortmund wins derby 

Erling Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund despatched rival Schalke one other step nearer to relegation with a 4-0 win within the Ruhr derby.

Jadon Sancho broke the impasse within the forty second, then floated in a cross for Haaland to attain with a spectacular scissor kick three minutes later.

Bundesliga Amin Younes goal helps Eintracht Frankfurt edge Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund thrash Schalke

Dortmund’s Erling Haaland (proper) scored twice of their 4-0 win over Schalke. AP

Schalke responded with a great begin to the second half – American Matthew Hoppe hitting the submit – however Raphael Guerreiro successfully determined the consequence with a purpose on the hour-mark.

Jude Bellingham crossed for Haaland’s second within the 79th. It was the Norwegian’s seventeenth purpose in 17 Bundesliga appearances this season.

Dortmund gamers celebrated their third consecutive derby win in entrance of the empty stand the place their supporters would normally sit in non-pandemic instances.

Schalke remained final with 9 factors from 22 rounds, 9 factors behind Bielefeld within the playoff place with 12 rounds to play. Bielefeld has performed a sport much less.

“I hope they keep within the league,” Dortmund defender Emre Can mentioned of Schalke.

Gladbach shocked 

Kevin Stoger scored late for relegation-threatened Mainz to seize a 2-1 win at Borussia Monchengladbach.

It was Gladbach’s first sport for the reason that membership introduced that coach Marco Rose can be leaving to hitch Dortmund subsequent season, and it stretched his crew’s winless run to 3 video games earlier than it performs Manchester Metropolis within the Champions League on Wednesday.

Union Berlin received 1-0 in Freiburg to maneuver forward of Gladbach on purpose distinction.

Marcus Ingvartsen crossed for Grischa Prömel to move Union’s winner within the sixty fourth.

Sasa Kalajdzic additionally headed Stuttgart to a 1-0 win at Cologne.

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