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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 Borussia Dortmund 14 +25 36
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 +17 29
3 Bayern Munich 14 +10 27
4 RB Leipzig 14 +11 25
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 +13 23
6 Hertha Berlin 14 +2 23
7 TSG Hoffenheim 14 +9 22
8 Werder Bremen 14 +1 21
9 VfL Wolfsburg 14 0 19
10 Mainz 14 -2 19
11 Bayer Leverkusen 14 -5 18
12 SC Freiburg 14 -3 17
13 Schalke 04 14 -5 14
14 FC Augsburg 14 -3 13
15 Nurnberg 14 -19 11
16 VfB Stuttgart 14 -20 11
17 Hannover 96 14 -13 10
18 Fortuna Düsseldorf 14 -18 9