Borussia Dortmund cut Bayern Munich lead, Barcelona held by Granada – European round-up | Football News

Borussia Dortmund struggled from two goals down after a poor start to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 and bring some excitement back into the Bundesliga title race.

Mahmoud Daoud’s goal in the 89th minute, after Judd Bellingham equalized in the 86th minute, left Dortmund six points behind Bayern Munich, a day after the leaders’ 2-1 defeat at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach.

An impassioned Erling Haaland was a factor in all three goals for Dortmund, who could have been four goals behind in Frankfurt.

Colombian striker Rafael Buri opened the scoring with a simple free kick by Philippe Costek in the 15th minute, then doubled the lead 10 minutes later after a further slack in defense.

Ivan Ndica hit the post for Frankfurt before Daoud gave Jesper Lindstrom another big chance as the first half approached, but the midfielder fired wide.

Haaland and Julian Brant offered the visitors some hope with nearly hour attempts, and Thorgan Hazard pulled the target soon after when Haaland sent him in.

The Norwegian was involved before Thomas Meunier set Judd Bellingham to equalize, and again before Daoud netted the late winner.

Elsewhere, Freiburg and Bayer Leverkusen both slipped on points after the lead.

Patrick Schick’s 17th goal this season wasn’t enough Leverkusen, who were lucky to draw 2-2 Union Berlin Where visitors arrived twice to the last time late.

Schech rewarded the hosts’ early dominance with the opening goal five minutes before the break – his ninth goal in five Bundesliga games.

Patrick Schick is having the best scoring season of his career

However, visitors settled in before the break. Lukas Hradecky made a save twice in quick succession to deny Christoph Tremmel and then Kevin Berens, but was powerless to stop Grisha Brommel from scoring on the third attempt.

Union coach Urs Fischer made two changes at the break and Brommel scored again four minutes into the second half. Andreas Luth denied Leverkusen’s response three times.

Al-Ittihad player Max Cruz hit the top corner from the post 12 minutes before the end, then Jonathan Tah finally equalized in the 84th minute with a header from Karim Belarabi’s cross.

Al Ittihad came close to a late winning goal, as Andreas Vogelsamer hit the post, then missed another opportunity in stoppage time as Bastian Okzypka scored the ball at the post again.

Freiburg, who spent the league winter break in third place, drew against a relegation-threatened Armenia Bielefeld 2-2 despite leading with two goals through Janek Haberer and Jeong Woo-young.

RB Leipzig She overcame a number of infections with the Corona virus to beat 10 men Mainz 4-1.

in another place, Stuttgart Face against the underside Grether Forth 0-0, while Augsburg He was beaten 3-1 in Hoffenheim.

La Liga: Granada causes more frustration for Barcelona

ten men Barcelona She conceded a late goal to equalize in Granada 1-1 after Dani Alves made the opening goal in his first league game since his return to the club.

The 38-year-old hit Luc de Jong’s long shot and headed it in the 57th minute.

But Granada moved forward after youngster Javi Baez secured a second booking 10 minutes from the end. Antonio Puertas scored the equalizer in the 89th minute with Barcelona encircling in their own penalty area.

Despite falling in front of Antonio Puertas & # 39;  Late draw, Barcelona's unbeaten La Liga streak extends to five games
Despite falling to a late equalizer by Antonio Puertas, Barcelona’s unbeaten run in La Liga stretched to five games.

Alves, who helped Barcelona win 23 titles from 2008 to 2016, began his second assignment on Wednesday as Linares lost 2-1 in the Copa del Rey.

De Jong’s goal was the second in most league games for the Dutch striker, who was linked with a possible transfer this month but failed to win, leaving Barcelona in sixth place after missing the chance to climb to third place and the Champions League.

Next Barcelona will travel to Saudi Arabia to play the Clasico match against Real Madrid, on Wednesday, in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup. Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao play in the other semi-finals.

It took Levante 20 games to finally score his first win of the season, Roberto Soldado and Jose Morales scored in a 2-0 win over Mallorca.

The only previous win in any competition for the Valencia-based team came against a lower-tier opponent in the Copa del Rey, before they were eliminated in the next round by third-tier Alquiano.

Mikel Oyarzabal scored his 12th goal in all competitions to help real community get over Celtic Vigo 1-0, ending six consecutive rounds without wins and returning the San Sebastian team to fourth place.

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