Despite facing a two-goal deficit at half time, the new boys restored parity in the second half before Mario Gotze put the Bundesliga holders back in front. However, Anderson Bamba pulled the visitors level once more late on to ensure that his side got their fair share of the spoils.
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"This was the best performance I've ever seen from a Frankfurt team, who have already got the better of a lot of great teams. When you lead 2-0, there is the iron law that one cannot be thrown away. Yet it happened to us."
Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl, however, was not so forgiving in his view of the match, as he could not hide his frustrations at another poor defensive performance.
"We have conceded unnecessary goals. The match? We had to win it. It is very annoying," he fumed to reporters.
"It's very, very annoying that we have again thrown points away, like we did in Hamburg."