Saturday, May 2, 2009

Schwarzgelben over Frankfurt 2-0

Die Schwarzgelben continued their push towards a Europa League berth with a 2-0 victory over Frankfurt. With their sixth consecutive victory Jürgen Klopp's side is only three points off Stuttgart and Hamburg tied for the fourth spot in the table.

In front of a sold-out Waldstadion, the match started with few significant scoring chances as both sides screwed down defensive liabilities tight. As is the customary practice of BVB coach, a successful lineup is never tinkered with and he kept with the same starting eleven of recent play. The match certainly had all the makings of a draw as for much of the first hour the general play was testament to perfect planning and error free structure. Slowly BVB began to find modest openings and with eleven minutes remaining Patrick Owomoyela came down the right side of the box and centred the ball back to Tamás Hajnal. After the Hungarian international's attempt was blocked by Marco Russ, Mohamed Zidan sent in the rebound from twelve metres. Only five minutes later the match was settled as Tamás Hajnal chased down a long-through ball and sent a low cross in from the bye-line that was inadvertently redirected in by Habib Bellaid as a own goal to give BVB the 2-0 win.