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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Sébastian Haller (20' PEN, 50')
  • Luka Jovic (26', 34', 55', 69', 72')
  • Dodi Lukebakio (53')

Luka Jovic scores five as Eintracht Frankfurt thrash promoted Dusseldorf

Eintracht Frankfurt's Luka Jovic celebrates after scoring one of his five goals against Dusseldorf. Getty Images

Luka Jovic was in unstoppable form, scoring five goals as Eintracht Frankfurt crushed promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf 7-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday.

The 20-year-old Serbian is the first Frankfurt player to score five goals in a league game.

After grabbing two goals and two assists in his past two matches, he continued his rich vein of form. Jovic scored twice in quick succession during the first half after Sebastian Haller opened the scoring with a penalty.

Haller scored his second goal of the game shortly after the break, and he also set up Jovic's fifth goal with a deft chip over the defence which the forward headed home in the 72nd minute.

Frankfurt coach Adi Huetter took Jovic off a few minutes from the end, but only so he could get a standing ovation from the home fans.

Frankfurt climbed to sixth place in the table and ahead of Bayern Munich on goal difference. The reigning champions in Germany have not won their past three league games and are away to Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Dusseldorf dropped to last place ahead of the rest of the eighth round.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 22 +31 51
2 Bayern Munich 22 +24 48
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 22 +20 43
4 RB Leipzig 22 +22 41
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 +7 36
6 VfL Wolfsburg 22 +5 35
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 +13 34
8 TSG Hoffenheim 22 +12 33
9 Hertha Berlin 22 +3 32
10 Werder Bremen 22 +4 31
11 Mainz 22 -13 27
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 22 -16 25
13 SC Freiburg 22 -8 24
14 Schalke 04 22 -7 23
15 FC Augsburg 22 -9 18
16 VfB Stuttgart 22 -32 15
17 Hannover 96 22 -27 14
18 Nurnberg 22 -29 13