It was Kalajdzic’s first mission since August. Hinteregger and Frankfurt gamble away a 2-0 lead against Dortmund.
With a black eye, Oliver Glasner had to coach his Frankfurters from the outline on Saturday evening against Dortmund after he had an accident with an e-scooter during the week. But he didn’t get away with a black eye against BVB. Despite a 2-0 lead, Eintracht lost 3-2, while the hosts had led 2-0 up to the 71st minute and 2-1 up to the 87th minute.
A mistake by Martin Hinteregger, however, initiated the first Dortmund goal and thus a defeat. A double blow by Bellingham and Dahoud in the final minutes sealed the turnaround.
Hoffenheim improved to third in the German Bundesliga on Saturday. TSG celebrated a 3-1 home win against FC Augsburg despite a goal from Michael Gregoritsch and benefited from SC Freiburg’s 2-2 home win against Arminia Bielefeld and the 2-2 draw between Bayer Leverkusen and Union Berlin. RB Leipzig prevailed against Mainz 4-1 in their own stadium. Fürth and Stuttgart parted from Sasa Kalajdzic 0-0 on their comeback.
Freiburg, who slipped to fourth place, looked like the sure winner against Arminia after goals from Janik Haberer (6th) and Woo-yeong Jeong (46th), but had to go through hits from Masaya Okugawa (60th) and Bryan Lasme (87th) .) accept a surprising loss of points. Philipp Lienhart played through with the hosts, as did Alessandro Schöpf and Patrick Wimmer on the other side. Bielefeld captain Manuel Prietl is not yet match-fit after a corona infection.
Kalajdzic, on the other hand, made his first appearance since his shoulder injury in August. The ÖFB team striker delivered an ambitious performance in Fürth, but remained unhappy in the end. “You could see how important he is for us as a target player,” said sporting director Sven Mislintat. “He’s done our game well again,” said coach Pellegrino Matarazzo, who even let his storm giant play through. “You could tell that he still had grains, it wasn’t the most intense game for him.”
Kalajdzic didn’t have that many grains after 90 minutes. “I’m tired and done,” he admitted after his long break. “I could from my head, but now I can feel my whole body.”
Stuttgart moved up to the 15th place, immediately behind Augsburg is on the relegation place. FC took the lead through Gregoritsch’s third league goal of the season at Hoffenheim – the Styrian prevailed after a corner in a header duel with his ÖFB team-mate Stefan Posch (5th). A double from Ihlas Bebou (38th, 44th) and a hit by David Raum (93rd) gave TSG a well-deserved success, in which Christoph Baumgartner also contributed. Florian Grillitsch was absent because of a cold.
Laimer was still missing
Konrad Laimer had to pass at Leipzig, the midfielder has not yet overcome his ankle injury. Even without the Austrian team player, the Saxons had no trouble with Mainz, winning thanks to the goals of Andre Silva (21st / penalty, 61st), Dominik Szoboszlai (47th) and Christopher Nkunku (58th). Karim Onisiwo provided the preparatory work for the honorary goal of FSV, who was outnumbered for over 70 minutes, by Lee Jae-sung (57th).
Christopher Trimmel had his legs in the game when Grischa Prömel (45th, 50th) scored in Leverkusen. The Werkself drew because Patrik Schick (38th) and Jonathan Tah (84th) scored.