KENYA BROWN - Monday, November 28, 2016
Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt are in the Champions League places after their win over Borussia Dortmund, while John Brooks and Hertha Berlin won as well.
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
Haris Seferović scored what would be the game-winning goal as Frankfurt brought Dortmund back down to earth with their win at the Commerzbank-Arena.
Chandler started and played the entire game, while Christian Pulisic watched all of the action from the bench.
Coming off a record win in the Champions League in the middle of the week, BVB were looking to maintain their momentum as they returned to domestic league action. However, their host had other plans in mind.
The host would score the game's first goal just seconds into the second half when Chandler caught up to a pass from teammate Marco Fabian and his cross from the right found Szabolcs Huszti who put his shot away.
Dortmund found it difficult to get things going in the game, but finally found an opening in the 77th minute. Ousame Dembele's cross from the right found Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the area to head past Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky to level the score.
However, the Eagles would find the game winner two minutes after the re-start when Huszti teed-up Seferović at the edge of the area and his low shot beat Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller.
Dortmund pushed for the equalizer, with their best chance coming from Dembele, but his effort crashed of the crossbar.
The win moves Frankfurt up to fourth place in the Bundesliga standings with 24 points, while Dortmund fall to seventh place with 21 points.
Hertha Berlin 2-1 Mainz
Vedad Ibišević would be the hero for Hertha Berlin as his two goals helped to a comeback win at the Olympic Stadium.
Brooks started in defense for the capital team and played the entire game.
Hertha dominated the early stages of the game, but went down a goal in the 25th minute. Pablo De Blasis' cross from the right was fumbled in the area, but Aaron Seydel was able to collect the ball and fire his shot past Rune Jarstein.
The host found the equalizer 11 minutes later when Salomon Kalou's pass found Ibišević in the area and the Bosnia international calmly took his shot to beat Mainz goalkeeper Jonas Lössl.
Hertha would have a man advantage in the 62nd minute as Mainz midfield Jean-Philippe Gbamin was shown a red card for his second bookable offense.
This allowed Ibišević to score his second goal on the night five minutes later. The ball was deflected high in the air, but Kalou was able to head towards Ibišević, whose shot got past the goalkeeper, earning him his 100th Bundesliga goal.
However, Ibišević night would come to an end quickly as well when he was shown a red card by the referee from getting booked a second time.
In the end the two goals were enough for Hertha as they claimed all three points.
The win moves Hertha Berlin up to third place in the standings with 24 points.
Fabian Johnson came off the bench as Borussa Mönchengladbach settled for a 1-1 tie with Hoffenheim.
Andrew Wooten started in Sandhausen's 1-0 loss to Union Berlin.
Russell Canouse watched from the bench as Bochum's game with Dynamo Dresden ended 2-2.
Jann George started in Jahn Regensburg's 2-1 loss to Holstein Kiel.
Shawn Barry started in FSV Frankfurt's 1-0 loss to Mainz II.
Robert Kristo came off the bench as Osnabrück earned a 3-0 win over Sportfreunde Lotte.
David Yelldell watched from the bench in Sonnenhof Großaspach's 1-0 loss to Werder Bremen II.
Mael Corboz watched from the bench as Duisburg fought back for the 2-2 tie with Aalen.
Mario Rodriguez watched from the bench as Chemnitzer earned a 2-1 win over Rot-Weiß Erfurt.