Saturday, May 2, 2009

Eintracht fall 2-0 to Dortmund

Eintracht fell 2-0 to Dortmund at Waldstadion Saturday afternoon, extending a four-match streak without a victory.

Leading into the match Friedhelm Funkel was forced to deal with a large series of absences due to injury and suspension which resulted in half of last weeks lineup being changed. Despite the changes Eintracht were able to control visiting Dortmund, presently one of the fastest rising clubs in the Bundesliga. Although chances for Eintracht were few, Markus Pröll did well to keep Dortmund off the score-sheet before the break. However in the second forty-five, Dortmund began to assert its drive towards European football but still Eintracht showed a stubborn side. Finally at the seventy-ninth minute Mohamed Zidan scored the winning goal for Dortmund as he sent a rebound of Tamás Hajnal's blocked effort in from just outside ten metres or so. With Zlatan Bajramović showing promise going on the attack, chances for a recovery ended as Tamás Hajnal cross from the bye-line resulted in a own goal by Habib Bellaid to make it 2-0 win.