Bundesliga round-up: Frankfurt stretch lead in top-four battle as Haaland salvages a draw for BVB

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Week 3 saw some phenomenal catches in the NFL.

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Frankfurt end run to solidify place in top four

Eintracht Frankfurt hammered Union Berlin 5-2 to end a run of three games without a win and establish a grip on fourth place and Champions League qualification for next season.


The match

Filip Kostic set up Andre Silva to open the scoring after two minutes but Max Kruse levelled the scores just five minutes later with a smart finish.

With 10 minutes to go in the first half a freak own goal put the hosts ahead. Robert Andrich sent a back pass to his own goal without looking that goalkeeper Andreas Luthe was not close to. He slipped while trying to make up the ground but the ball thrashed into the net.

Silva laid in Kostic this time to add a third with his 21st of the season before Silva fired in a fourth just two minutes later. Kruse pulled one back with a brilliant looping header to end a chaotic first half.

Andre Silva of Eintracht Frankfurt scores his team’s fourth goal during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Union Berlin. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Frankfurt managed the game second half and added some gloss to the scoreline with a fifth in added time from Timothy Chandler.


What it means

Adi HΓΌtter’s side ended their three game winless run with a resounding victory. They are now four points above Borussia Dortmund with the two sides set to meet in the first game back after the international break.

Andre Silva has 21 goals for the season, a record for a Frankfurt player at this stage of a campaign.

Union Berlin lost for the first time after a five game unbeaten run. They remain seventh in what has been a brilliant season for them.


Haaland scores brace but Dortmund drop points

Erling Haaland scored a last minute equaliser as Borussia Dortmund drew 2-2 against FC KΓΆln and dropped points in their bid for Champions League football next season.


The match

The Norwegian striker notched his 20th goal of the season in the third minute of the game. He controlled an Emre Can pass and burst past Jorge Mere before nutmegging goalkeeper Timo Horn at the near post.

Relegation-threatened KΓΆln fought back and drew level with 10 minutes to go in the first half. After a VAR review, Jude Bellingham was adjudged to have handballed in the penalty area and Ondrej Duda converted from the spot.

Ismail Jacobs capitalised on Thomas Meunier’s mistake to fire an unstoppable strike at the near post of Marwin Hitz’s goal in the 65th minute.

The hosts then aimed to hold firm and secure a crucial three points. Haaland headed against the post with 10 minutes remaining but he got his brace when he used his predatory instincts to tap in from Ansgar Knauff’s excellent run and cross.

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund scores his side’s second goal as Benno Schmitz of 1.FC Koln challenges during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Koln and Borussia Dortmund.(Photo by Wolfgang Rattay – Pool/Getty Images)


What it means

Dortmund are four points off Frankfurt in fourth after they dropped two points while KΓΆln gained an unexpected point but have dropped into the bottom three after Mainz and Hertha Berlin both won. They are third bottom with 23 points – a point behind Mainz in 15th.


Featured image: Filip Kostic (R) of Frankfurt celebrates his team’s third goal with teammate Andre Silva during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Union Berlin. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

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⬆️ #Jaguars [+4]

⬇️ #Raiders [-11]
⬇️ #Chargers [-4]
⬇️ #Giants [-4]

Here’s how the data sees it heading into Week 4.

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The two remaining undefeated teams in the #NFL have Top 5 offenses for:

πŸ”Ί TDs scored
πŸ”Ί QB passer rating
πŸ”Ί Passing yards
πŸ”Ί Yards per play
πŸ”Ί Yards per drive
πŸ”Ί 3rd-down conversion %
πŸ”Ί 4th-down conversion %

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Garrett Wilson (32) – #Jets
Chris Olave (29) – #Saints
Drake London (25) – #Falcons
Jahan Dotsun (18) – #Commanders
Treylon Burks (13) – #Titans

#NFL

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Week 3 saw some phenomenal catches in the NFL.

In fact, each of @NextGenStats’ Top 5 most improbable completions across the 2022 #NFL season (so far) occurred this weekend.

Let’s take a look at each one.

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