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2017/2018 German Bundesliga
  • Sébastian Haller (64' PEN)
  • Marius Wolf (68')
  • Nuri Sahin (18')
  • Maximilian Philipp (57')

Dortmund draw at Eintracht after wasting two-goal lead

DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund's mini-slump continued on Saturday as they wasted a two-goal lead and settled for a 2-2 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt.

The slip allowed Bayern Munich to join Dortmund at the top of the table on 20 points after they beat Hamburg 1-0 later in the day.

It was Dortmund's fourth game without a win from five matches across all competitions after they were beaten 3-2 by RB Leipzig last weekend and then held away to Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League.

Nuri Sahin tapped in a Marc Bartra ball for the opening goal from six yards in the 19th minute and the visitors looked set for all three points in the 57th minute when Maximilian Philipp doubled the lead with a low shot across goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky from just inside the area.

However, Sebastian Haller pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 64th minute after Dortmund keeper Roman Burki had fouled Ante Rebic.

Marius Wolf equalised four minutes later with a shot inside the far corner for his first Bundesliga goal.

Dortmund missed several good chances, notably through Philipp, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic, while Burki had to be alert to deny Frankfurt as the game swung from end-to-end.

Jadon Sancho came on for his Bundesliga debut but the 17-year-old England youth international was denied in the final minute by Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, before Sahin's effort from the rebound was cleared off the line.

Coach Peter Bosz reshuffled his defense with Neven Subotic coming in for the suspended Sokratis. It was the Serbian's first game for Dortmund since March 2016.

But Bosz will also face questions after making changes with the side 2-0 up.

Dortmund have conceded in six games across all competitions after starting the league clean in its first five games.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 26 +41 60
2 Borussia Dortmund 26 +34 60
3 RB Leipzig 26 +24 49
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 +14 47
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 +21 46
6 Bayer Leverkusen 26 +7 42
7 VfL Wolfsburg 26 +5 42
8 Werder Bremen 26 +8 39
9 TSG Hoffenheim 26 +12 38
10 Hertha Berlin 26 +1 35
11 SC Freiburg 26 -5 31
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 26 -17 31
13 Mainz 26 -18 30
14 FC Augsburg 26 -10 25
15 Schalke 04 26 -17 23
16 VfB Stuttgart 26 -30 20
17 Hannover 96 26 -37 14
18 Nurnberg 26 -33 13