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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Terrance Boyd (21')
  • Antonio-Mirko Colak (67')
  • Raphaël Guerreiro (44')

Darmstadt earn first victory since October in shock win vs. Dortmund

Bottom Bundesliga club Darmstadt recorded a first league win in almost four months with a shock 2-1 victory over high-flying Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Newly acquired U.S. international Terrence Boyd and Antonio-Mirko Colak provided the goals as Torsten Frings' side tasted success for the first time since Oct. 22.

Dortmund had only goalkeeper Roman Burki to thank for preventing a heavier defeat.

Burki saved from Boyd before Jan Rosenthal hit the post and he then stopped another effort from Marcel Heller, before Boyd fired the home side into a deserved 21st-minute lead when Heller pulled the ball past four stranded Dortmund defenders.

Marco Reus struck the crossbar with a free kick in response before Raphael Guerreiro equalised with a fine strike before the break.

Substitute Colak restored Darmstadt's lead with more than 20 minutes remaining and the home side might have scored more -- Burki pushed Colak's strike onto the crossbar and saved from Rosenthal on the rebound.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +56 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +37 76
3 RB Leipzig 34 +34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 58
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +13 55
6 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +12 55
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +12 54
8 Werder Bremen 34 +9 53
9 TSG Hoffenheim 34 +18 51
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -16 44
11 Hertha Berlin 34 -8 43
12 Mainz 34 -11 43
13 SC Freiburg 34 -15 36
14 Schalke 04 34 -18 33
15 FC Augsburg 34 -20 32
16 VfB Stuttgart 34 -38 28
17 Hannover 96 34 -40 21
18 Nurnberg 34 -42 19