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February 11, 2014 7:45 PM GMT
Commerzbank-Arena — Frankfurt am Main
Referee:‬ K. Kircher‎
Attendance:‬ 51500‎
 
Top of the Match
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Borussia Dortmund
Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski
Borussia Dortmund
Flop of the Match
Carlos Zambrano
Carlos Zambrano
Eintracht Frankfurt
Carlos Zambrano
Carlos Zambrano
Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Borussia Dortmund: Aubameyang grabs late winner

The Gabonese forward converted with a header to put the hosts out of the DFB-Pokal and fire Jurgen Klopp's men into the semi-finals

By Miles Chambers

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a late winner to allow Borussia Dortmund to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 in Tuesday's DFB-Pokal quarter-final.

The Schwarzgelben were the better side in the opening half, but their one-touch football was regularly followed by poorly timed final balls and off-target finishes.

Die Adler came out the second half stronger but gradually lost their head of steam and were clinging to the draw in the hope of extra-time.

It was Gabonese forward Aubameyang who grabbed the crucial goal for BVB and propelled his side into the last four of the German cup competition with a header seven minutes from time.

Injury-hit Dortmund have fallen off the pace in the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal looked like their best chance of getting further silverware this season heading into the tie at the Commerzbank Arena.

Aubameyang's pace triggered the first chance of the game 13 minutes in, sprinting down the right before squaring for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but the Armenian attacker skidded his effort inches wide of the post.

At the other end, Frankfurt could have taken an unlikely lead but Sebastian Rode's got his feet stuck beneath him and failed to make contact on a tempting, low cross.

Jurgen Klopp's men almost made the hosts pay by counterattacking with Aubameyang, who this time offloaded to Kevin Grosskreutz for the midfielder to force a save from Kevin Trapp from outside the box.

The Gabon forward had a chance of his own to put the visitors ahead but his 30-yard free kick flew marginally wide of the top-left corner.

Mkhitaryan really should have put away his strike 10 yards out an angle but skewed his shot wide, and not long afterwards - with half-time looming - Grosskreutz similarly wasted a chance by lofting his strike over the crossbar.

The hosts brought on Jan Rosenthal at the break and looked a totally different team for the following 20 minutes, turning the momentum in their favour.

Although clear chances were at a premium, Sebastian Jung had the best opportunity but he hit way wide of target when in acres of space from a Frankfurt counterattack on the right edge of the Dortmund box.

Midway through the half, the game devolved into constant theatrics from Frankfurt's Carlos Zambrano and BVB's Robert Lewandowski, who were frustrating each other with niggling tackles and over-the-top reactions.

Klopp's men rallied in the final 20 minutes, however, and looked increasingly likely to break the deadlock and avoid the added 30 minutes at full-time.

A Henrik Mkhitaryan corner with 83 minutes gone was flicked on by Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl and it was Aubameyang who dumped Frankfurt out of the tournament with a header at the back post which flew into the back of the net.

The hosts could not muster the energy to create a comeback and Dortmund dropped the tempo to ease into the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal.


Eintracht Frankfurt

1
Kevin Trapp
Goalkeeper
2.50
4
Marco Russ
Defender
14′
2.50
5
Carlos Zambrano
Defender
2.00
15
Constant Djakpa
Defender
2.50
24
Sebastian Jung
Defender
2.50
17
2.00
14
Alexander Meier
Midfielder
2.50
16
Stefan Aigner
Midfielder
2.50
18
Johannes Flum
Midfielder
72′ 83′
2.50
20
Sebastian Rode
Midfielder
33′
2.50
10
2.00

Borussia Dortmund

2.50
1
2.50
2
2.50
26
3.00
29
2.50
5
Sebastian Kehl
Midfielder
83′
2.50
10
2.50
18
Nuri Sahin
Midfielder
2.50
19
2.50
9

Substitutes

30
Felix Wiedwald
Goalkeeper
 - 
7
Jan Rosenthal
Midfielder
46′
2.50
8
Takashi Inui
Midfielder
 - 
13
Martin Lanig
Midfielder
 - 
17
 - 
17
Tobias Weis
Midfielder
83′
 - 
9
Joselu
Striker
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
20
 - 
21
Oliver Kirch
Midfielder
 - 
24
Marian Sarr
Defender
 - 
7
Jonas Hofmann
Midfielder
90′
 - 
34
 - 
-
Miloš Jojić
Midfielder
 - 
23

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Thomas Müller Thomas Müller
Striker
Bayern
7 2
Roberto Firmino Roberto Firmino
Midfielder
Hoffenheim
6 0
Joselu Joselu
Striker
Eintracht Frankfurt
4 1
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
4 0
Mohamadou Idrissou Mohamadou Idrissou
Striker
Kaiserslautern
3 1