German DFB Cup
Eintracht Frankfurt1Bor Dortmd2

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's cool chipped penalty was his 40th goal of the season

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty won the German Cup for Borussia Dortmund as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt and ended a run of three final defeats in a row.

Ousmane Dembele cut in from the right to lift an eighth-minute opener into the roof of the net for Dortmund.

Ante Rabic swept in a 29th-minute equaliser, and Haris Seferovic then hit the post for Frankfurt.

Aubameyang chipped his 40th goal of the season from the spot after Christian Pulisic was brought down.

The striker's future at Dortmund is the subject of intense speculation, having reportedly handed in a transfer request, and has been linked with Manchester City and Manchester United, as well as Paris St-Germain.

Aubameyang could well have had further goals, but was denied by the bar before his penalty, and then by the post later on.

The first of those near misses would have been one of the goals of the season, with the impressive Dembele scooping over a cross that Aubameyang met with a flying volley that defender Marco Fabian, on the line, diverted on to the bar.

Victory provided a positive finish to a difficult season for Dortmund, who finished third in the Bundesliga, and suffered trauma when their team bus was damaged by an explosion before a Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco on 11 April.

They had been beaten in each of their previous three final appearances, twice against Bayern Munich either side of a defeat by Wolfsburg.

Frankfurt had moments of promise, with Timothy Chandler heading over before Rabic's equaliser, but Thomas Tuchel's side were good value for their win.

Line-ups

Eintracht Frankfurt

  • 1HrádeckyBooked at 66mins
  • 15Hector
  • 19AbrahamBooked at 69mins
  • 5Vallejo
  • 22ChandlerSubstituted forMeierat 72'minutes
  • 25MedojevicSubstituted forTawathaat 56'minutes
  • 11GacinovicBooked at 38mins
  • 6Oczipka
  • 10FabiánSubstituted forBlumat 79'minutes
  • 17RebicBooked at 87mins
  • 9Seferovic

Substitutes

  • 4Russ
  • 7Blum
  • 13Lindner
  • 14Meier
  • 28Barkok
  • 31Hrgota
  • 33Tawatha

Bor Dortmd

  • 38Bürki
  • 5BartraSubstituted forDurmat 76'minutes
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 29SchmelzerSubstituted forCastroat 45'minutes
  • 28Ginter
  • 26Piszczek
  • 7DembéléBooked at 90mins
  • 23Kagawa
  • 13Guerreiro
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 11ReusSubstituted forPulisicat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 6Bender
  • 18Rode
  • 21Schürrle
  • 22Pulisic
  • 27Castro
  • 37Durm
Referee:
Deniz Aytekin
Attendance:
74,322

Match Stats

Home TeamEintracht FrankfurtAway TeamBor Dortmd
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away8

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Saturday 27th May 2017

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