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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Terrence 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 Monchengladbach 11 +13 25
2 RB Leipzig 11 +17 21
3 Bayern Munich 11 +13 21
4 SC Freiburg 11 +8 21
5 TSG Hoffenheim 11 +2 20
6 Borussia Dortmund 11 +8 19
7 Schalke 04 11 +6 19
8 Bayer Leverkusen 11 +2 18
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 11 +5 17
10 VfL Wolfsburg 11 +1 17
11 FC Union Berlin 11 -4 13
12 Hertha Berlin 11 -4 11
13 Fortuna Düsseldorf 11 -4 11
14 Werder Bremen 11 -6 11
15 FC Augsburg 11 -11 10
16 Mainz 11 -18 9
17 FC Cologne 11 -13 7
18 SC Paderborn 07 11 -15 4