Borussia Dortmund turned their 2-0 fall to a 3-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday in the 18th stage of the Bundesliga, which is held behind closed doors, to narrow the margin with Bayern Munich, who lost 1-2 to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday in the opening round.
Dortmund were late in the 24th minute by Colombian striker Rafael Santos Borre (15 and 24), before responding in the second half with a three through Belgian substitute Thorgan Hazard (71), Englishman Jude Bellingham (87), and Syrian-born Mahmoud Dahoud (89).
Hoffenheim, who beat hosts Augsburg 3-1 on Saturday, also benefited from Freiburg’s draw against Armenia’s Bielefeld and Bayer Leverkusen against Union Berlin with the same score 2-2 to advance to third place and compete for European positions. Dortmund who achieved his 12th victory of the season, enforced his second-place with 37 points, to reduce the gap between him and the giant Bavarians heavily.
While Eintracht Frankfurt, further away from the top clubs, froze at 27 points in seventh place. Hoffenheim climbed to third place with 31 points ahead by a margin of one point for Freiburg and two points for Leverkusen.