Dortmund overpower Frankfurt 3-2 in German Bundesliga

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BERLIN, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Borussia Dortmund overpowered resilient Frankfurt 3-2 after substitute Michy Batsuhayi scored two late goals to secure all three points on home soil at the 26th round in Bundesliga on Sunday.

Eintracht Frankfurt restored parity twice but even Danny Blum's injury time equalizer wasn't enough as Batsuhayi's last-gasp winner shocked the "Eagles" .

The hosts took the reins from the kick off as it took the "BVB" only 11 minutes to break the deadlock in front of home crowd. Christian Pulisic's low square pass into the box found Frankfurt's defender Marco Russ, whose clearance ended up in the wrong goal.

Dortmund controlled the proceedings on the pitch but they ceased their forward actions, taking a narrow one-goal lead into the half time.

After the restart, Frankfurt battled their way into the encounter and caused problems for Dortmund's defence with crosses and set pieces into the box.

The visitor's efforts paid off with 75 minutes played as Jonathan de Guzman's pinpoint free kick into the area allowed Luka Jovic to head home the leveller.

However, it was a short-lived joy for Frankfurt as Batsuhayi, who was fielded in the 62nd minute, ensured the 2-1 lead following a one-two with Christian Pulisic in the 77th minute.

The "Eagles" remained unimpressed and pressed forward with the result that Danny Blum snatched a late two-all draw after a low pass to the far post from Danny da Costa in the injury time.

It looked like Frankfurt would hijack a point from Dortmund but Chelsea loanee Batsuhayi wasn't done with the scoring as he shocked Frankfurt after smashing home the winner in the dying seconds of the game.

With the victory, Dortmund tighten their 3rd place in the standings whereas Frankfurt slipped from the 4th to the 5th place.

"We played a good second half and I think we should have grabbed a draw here. In the first half Dortmund was the better team in the second half we were. If you score in the injury time you cannot lose in the injury time," Frankfurt head coach Niko Kovac said.

Elsewhere, newly promoted Stuttgart and Leipzig shared the spoils after 90 goalless minutes. With the draw, Stuttgart slump to the 10th position meanwhile Leipzig stay on the 6th place.

Werder Bremen and Cologne encounter for the relegation battle and will conclude the 26th round in Bundesliga on Monday. Enditem

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