KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Tim Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt scored their biggest win of the Bundesliga season as they knocked off Tyler Adams and leaders RB Leipzig to keep the race tight for the title.
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 RB Leipzig
The Eagles may not be contenders for the Bundesliga title this season, but they made sure RB Leipzig's lead at the top was cut with a shutout win at the Commerzbank Arena.
Tim Chandler, who scored the game-winner for Eintracht last weekend, played 88 minutes for the team, while Adams started again for Leipzig and played 71 minutes.
It was a game that the visitors should have won hands down as they dominated their opponents. However, for the first time this season, they failed to score. Somehow Frankfurt knows just what to do to keep them at bay.
Leipzig's Timo Werner had an excellent chance to open the scoring in the first half, but goalkeeper Kevin Trapp did well to save his attempt.
No matter who took chances for Leipzig, the goals were just not coming for them as they headed to the lockerroom with game still scoreless.
The host then brought the stadium to life just three minutes after the restart when Almamy Toure was able to fire a shot from the edge of the area to beat Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi. The Mali international will have to thank his teammate, Martin Hinteregger, as he was able to get the ball to him through a crowd of defenders on the left side.
That opening goal seemed to have frazzled the visitors as a number defensive mistakes left them exposed.
And Filip Kostic made them pay in the end as he put the final nail in the coffin for Eintracht in the 94th minute with a well-deserved goal.
The win moves Eintracht Frankfurt up to ninth place in the standings with 24 points, while RB Leipzig remain at the top with 40 points.
In other action from the Bundesliga, Josh Sargent saw 66 minutes of action for Werder Bremen as they blanked by Hoffenheim in a 3-0 loss.
Alfredo Morales and Fortuna Dusseldorf sit at the bottom of the standings after their 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.
Fabian Johnson started his first game for Borussia Monchengladbach in a long time held on for a 3-1 victory over Mainz.
Giovanni Reyna came off the bench to play last few minutes for Borussia Dortmund as they whipped FC Koln by a 5-1 scoreline.
Weston McKennie came off the bench for Schalke since suffering a shoulder injury last year, but his efforts could not stop them from receiving a 5-0 mauling at the hands of Bayern Munich.
John Brooks was a spectator on the bench for Wolfsburg as they suffered a narrow 2-1 loss to his former team Hertha Berlin.
The 2. Bundesliga returns to action in the middle of the week.
Down in the 3. Liga, Chris Richards and Bayern Munich II came away with a comfortable 3-0 win over KFC Uerdingen.
Terrence Boyd and Hallescher FC fell further off the pace for a promotion spot as they suffered a 1-0 loss to Hansa Rostock.