KENYA BROWN - Monday, November 21, 2016
Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt took all three points with their thrilling road win at Werder Bremen as the Bundesliga returned to action after the international break.
Werder Bremen 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Aymane Barkok's 90th minute goal guaranteed the win for Frankfurt as they came from a goal down at the Weserstadion.
Timmy Chandler started on the right in the team's 3-4-3 formation. Aron Johannsson did not dress for Bremen.
There was little to give from both teams at the start of the game, but Bremen would end the deadlock in the 38th minuted with a goal from Florian Grillitsch. Nikolas Moisander's long-range pass from the team's end of the field found the Austrian and he brought the ball down to fire it past Frankfurt goalkeeper Lucas Hradecky.
However, the visitors would find their goals in the second half.
Alexander Meier scored the equalizer in the 52nd minute. Fabian's pass took a deflection off a Bremen player and the ball fell right into the path of the Meier who had no problems putting his shot past goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald.
Frankfurt would then score the game-winner just before stoppage time as Barkok, who was making his debut, unleashed a curling shot that Wiedwald could not stop. Bremen will be kicking themselves for not clearing the ball from the area.
The win sees Frankfurt sit in seventh place in the standings with 21 points, while Bremen are in 16th place with seven points.
John Brooks started for Hertha Berlin as the capital team shared the points with Augsburg in their 0-0 tie.
Fabian Johnson came off the bench in the 75th minute for Borussia Mönchengladbach in their 2-1 loss to FC Köln.
Christian Pulisic was a late-game sub, while Julian Green watched from the bench as an early goal saw Borussia Dortmund earn a 1-0 win over Bayern Munich.
Andrew Wooten scored twice and notched an assist in Sandhausen's 3-1 win over Karlsruher.
Russell Canouse came off the bench as Bochum's game with Eintracht Braunschweig ended in a 1-1 tie.
Jerome Kiesewetter watched from the bench in Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-0 win over St. Pauli.
Shawn Barry started for FSV Frankfurt, while Mael Corboz watched from the bench for Duisburg as the team's played out to a 0-0 tie.
David Yelldell watched from the bench as Sonnenhof Großaspach suffered a 3-1 loss to Magdeburg.
Jann George started and played 70 minutes in Jahn Regensburg 3-1 win over Wehen Wiesbaden.
Robert Kristo started as Osnabrück's game with Aalen ended in a 1-1 tie.