Reus destroys Frankfurt
Marco Reus netted a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in a Bundesliga clash at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday evening. The win sees Dortmund move into second place on the log standings, leap frogging Bayer Leverkusen but are still 15 points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich.
Reus gave Dortmund an early lead in the eighth minute. He made no mistake with a one-on-one situation to slip the ball beyond Frankfurt keeper Kevin Trapp after latching on to Mario Gotze's sweet clipped pass. If the visitors thought the home side would give them an early reprieve after that goal than they were in for a rude awakening.
60 seconds later it was two goals in as many minutes for Reus. Eintracht were sinking without a trace in the infant stages of the match. Literally seconds after the restart, Mats Hummels was given the freedom of the Frankfurt half to slip in Reus who calmly slotted beyond Trapp.
On the half hour mark, Dortmund’s happiness was halted when they were reduced to ten men after Julian Schieber picked up a second yellow for an elbow. Already the Bundesliga champions are without leading striker Robert Lewandowski through suspension after he was sent off in last weekend’s home defeat to Hamburg.
In the 65th minute Reus completed his hat-trick. Iikay Gundogan played through Gotze, he hassled his way to the by-line before committing the keeper and teed up Reus to bag his hat-trick. It was certainly game, set and match and that point onwards.
Frankfurt had to play the remaining 16 minutes of the match with 10 men also. Takashi Inui was tussling for the ball with Dortmund defender Neven Subotic. It was 50/50 as they both held onto each other’s shirt. Unfortunately for Inui, Subotic decided to throw himself to the floor and earned the Eintracht winger a second booking and an early bath.