Batshuayi relieved after breaking Borussia Dortmund dry spell with match-winning double

  • Batshuayi relieved after breaking Borussia Dortmund dry spell with match-winning double

Batshuayi relieved after breaking Borussia Dortmund dry spell with match-winning double

The Belgium global secured the win with a stunning effort in the last seconds of stoppage time after Danny Blum had pulled level for Frankfurt in the 91st minute.

Batshuayi came on with Dortmund a goal up thanks to a Marco Russ own goal and struck twice to seal victory in a frantic end to the encounter at Signal Iduna Park. Going into the final eight games of the season, they are now three points clear of Frankfurt in fifth and also have a superior goal difference.

On-loan Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to score a dramatic 94th-minute victor as Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt. The Belgian forward had played every league game for Dortmund since his loan winter switch from Chelsea, though he hadn't scored since the 2-0 win over Hamburger SV on February 10.

"We lost today because Dortmund scored one more goal than we did", Boateng said.

However, late last week, Dortmund already secured a crucial signature when Germany worldwide Marco Reus signed a contract extension.

Sebastien Haller flicked on a corner at the near post and Kevin-Prince Boateng looked to convert with a backheel at the back stick, but Roman Burki got down quickly to make the save.

Resurgent in the second half, Frankfurt finally found an equaliser on 75 minutes.

Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger brought on Batshuayi for the last half hour.

The Black and Yellows held on to the lead until 15 minutes to full-time when Luka Jovic scored to restore parity. The Serbian forward got his head to Jonathan de Guzman's free kick.

Dortmund finished strongly with Reus drawing a good save from Lukas Hradecky, who might be a teammate next season.

However, Batshuayi rescued Dortmund with another late victor in the fourth minute of stoppage time, the striker showing great composure to bring down Lukasz Piszczek's cross and lash home on the half-volley.

"I wasn't angry [about not starting]", he said.

No victor could be found when Stuttgart and RB Leipzig played to a goalless draw at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

Timo Werner had the best chances for Leipzig on his return to his former side.

The draw extends Leipzig's winless run to four league games, and leaves them four points behind the Champions League spots. The Germany striker missed a great opportunity before the break when Stuttgart 'keeper Ron-Robert Zieler got a foot to his shot.