A late objective from Portuguese striker Andre Silva left Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League hopes hanging by a thread on Saturday as they fell to a 2-1 dwelling defeat towards Bundesliga top-six rivals Eintracht Frankfurt.
Silva’s 87th minute header condemned Dortmund to a tenth defeat of the season, leaving them seven factors adrift of Frankfurt and the Champions League qualification locations with simply seven video games to go.
Failure to complete within the prime 4 can be disastrous for Germany’s second-biggest membership, who face a struggle to carry on to coveted key gamers resembling Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho within the subsequent switch window.
They missed an opportunity to shut the hole as high-fliers Frankfurt pulled off a smash-and-grab win.
Frankfurt took the lead via a freakish personal objective on 11 minutes, as Nico Schulz despatched a looping header into his personal web after a cross from Filip Kostic.
Kevin Trapp denied Haaland with a wise save ten minutes later earlier than Mats Hummels hooked the ball in at a nook to stage the scores on the stroke of half time.
Frankfurt’s Stefan Ilsanker had a headed objective dominated out for offside simply after the hour-mark, however the visitors restored the lead on the counter-attack within the dying minutes, Silva heading in from shut vary after one other Kostic cross.
Frankfurt are seven factors away from fifth place and 4 factors off third-place Wolfsburg, who beat Cologne 1-0 due to a second-half objective from Josip Brekalo.
Dortmund are stage on factors with Bayer Leverkusen, who eased to a 2-1 win over backside membership Schalke of their first recreation below new coach Hannes Wolf.
Lucas Alario opened the scoring with a one-touch end within the first half, earlier than Patrik Schick got here off the bench to safe the three factors after the break.
Dutch veteran Klaas-Jan Huntelaar grabbed a comfort objective 9 minutes from time, scoring for the primary time since his shock return to Schalke in January.
Defeat pushed crisis-hit giants Schalke nearer to a primary relegation in over three a long time,
Two brutal counter-attack targets from Ruben Vargas and Andre Hahn gave Augsburg a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim, regardless of an excellent late half-volley from Robert Skov.
Within the relegation struggle, Mainz’ current revival was halted by a 1-1 draw at dwelling to fellow strugglers Arminia Bielefeld.
Bielefeld’s Andreas Voglsammer struck quarter-hour from time to cancel out Daniel Brosinski’s penalty and hold second-from-bottom Bielefeld inside some extent of security.