Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in an exhilarating contest which continued an extraordinary streak for the visitors, whereby there has been at least one goal netted in each of their past 52 Bundesliga away trips.
Yet, Frankfurt had appeared comfortable with their visitors dominating the ball, and gave as good as they got through slick counter-attacks as Mats Hummels was called into action in the opening stages to put out fires in his backline.
That was until Dortmund opened the scoring through Julian Brandt after Donyell Malen’s squared pass.
Dortmund’s invention would soon pay off as Jude Bellingham, who scored in season’s corresponding H2H, feinted past two defenders before firing into the roof of the net to give his side the lead.
Dortmund will also be thankful to in-form goalkeeper Kobel, who saved a penalty against Manchester City when they progressed to the UEFA Champions League knockout stages in midweek, with the Swiss stopper called into action on numerous occasions to deny Frankfurt an equalizer.
After weathering the Frankfurt storm, the match eventually took its toll on the legs of both sides and Dortmund made several defensive-minded substitutions in the closing stages to douse the host’s attack and seal a victory that moves them into the Bundesliga top four.