European review: Frankfurt hits back and beats the Bayer Leverkusen leaders


Union Berlin beats Werder Bremen 2-0 to end fourthSevilla’s Bono saves Real Betis penalty in a 1-1 draw

After Eintracht Frankfurt converted a deficit into a 2-1 victory on Saturday with a goal from Amin Younes and an own goal from Edmond Tapsoba, Bayer Leverkusen missed the chance to go top of the Bundesliga table. Nadiem Amiri had put Leverkusen ahead with a superb individual effort, controlling the ball with a touch before deftly slotting it in the ninth minute between the legs of keeper Kevin Trapp.
When Japanese midfielder Daichi Kamada brought the ball into the box and Tapsoba steered it into his own net, Younes shot Frankfurt level on 22 minutes and into the lead nine minutes into the second half. The loss leaves Leverkusen two points behind league leaders Bayern Munich, who played one game less and met second-place Mainz on Sunday, on 28 points after 14 matches. With 20 points, Frankfurt moves up to eighth place.’ Mauricio is a great fit’: PSG confirms Pochettino as new head coachContinue reading Union Berlin kept on in the top four as Taiwo Awoniyi scored one goal and made the other Werder Bremen in a 2-0 victory, which had a goal disallowed by VAR for offside at halftime. Last-place Schalke 04 is just one game away from equaling the Bundesliga record of 31 games in Tasmania Berlin without a victory after a 3-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin in the head coach debut of Christian Gross. On Dec. 27, Gross became Schalke’s fourth coach of the season, but immediately struggled to impress. Hertha’s opening goal in the first half was scored by midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, on loan from Arsenal FC, before Jhon Córdoba and Krzysztof Piatek scored after the break.

Schalke have now gone 351 days and 30 games without a league victory, and they would set a league record set in the 1965/66 season if they don’t beat Hoffenheim next Saturday. In a convincing 3-1 victory over Hoffenheim, Freiburg climbed into the top half of the table with three first-half goals, and Augsburg edged FC Köln 1-0 with a goal from Jago. Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 58th-minute goal from Breel Embolo gave Arminia Bielefeld a narrow 1-0 away victory. Sevilla had goalkeeper Bono in Spain to thank local rivals Real Betis for a 1-1 draw that wasn’t enough to win them a point to prevent relegation from the top four of La Liga. After a Sergio Canales penalty had earlier cancelled out a Suso goal, Bono saved a penalty from French striker Nabil Fekir in the 75th minute to keep his side in the game. Betis dominated the first half but was unable to turn early pressure into anything countable, and both Canales and Fekir struggled to convert simple chances. With 27 points, Sevilla is now fifth after Villarreal took fourth position with 29 points, thanks to goals from Fernando Niño and Gerard Moreno, after their 2-1 home win over Levante.

With 20 points, Betis is ninth.


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