Second-placed Borussia Dortmund have cut Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga lead to six points after pulling off a remarkable comeback, fighting back from tewo goal down to win 3-2 at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Rafael Borre scored twice as the Eagles looked set for their seventh win in eight league games as the season resumed from a mid-season break.
But Thorgan Hazard, Jude Bellingham and Mahmoud Dahoud all scored in the final 20 minutes to seal a famous win for Dortmund.
Bayern, without nine players due to coronavirus and with two away at the African Nations Cup, lost 2-1 at home to Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday.
Champions League hopefuls Freiburg endured a painful 2-2 home draw with Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday as mistakes from reserve goalkeeper Benjamin Uphoff cost them victory.
Bayer Leverkusen also drew 2-2 at home with Union Berlin, allowing Hoffenheim to climb above the pair into third after coming from behind to beat Augsburg 3-1 thanks to Ihlas Bebou’s double.
Eighth-placed RB Leipzig overpowered 10-man Mainz 4-1 and bottom side Greuther Furth drew 0-0 with Stuttgart.
Dortmund made a good start in Frankfurt with Kevin Trapp superbly saving from Thomas Meunier.
But the hosts then took charge with Colombia’s Borre turning in Filip Kostic’s free-kick on 15 minutes and soon exposing a poor away defence to double his tally.
The hosts, in seventh, then went off the boil in an empty stadium, assuming the game was won. Hazard’s strike, Bellingham’s header and Dahoud’s fine winner had all been coming.
“We had a bad 15-20 minutes which we always seem to have,” Dortmund’s Mats Hummels told Sky. “It was a very good reaction throughout the second half and it is a great, emotional win.”
Bayern had enquired about postponing their game due their absences and the damage is now done. Several other Bundesliga teams were hampered like Bayern, with now fourth-placed Freiburg badly missing keeper Mark Flekken due to COVID-19.
Matches were generally played behind closed doors because of the pandemic with a sprinkling of fans permitted at some stadiums due to regional rules.