Frankfurt come back to beat Leverkusen, Schalke lose again

Frankfurt's German midfielder Amin Younes (R) scores the 1-1 during the German first division Bundesliga football match Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayer Leverkusen on January 2, 2021 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany.

Bayer Leverkusen missed the chance to go top of the Bundesliga when Eintracht Frankfurt came back from a goal down to win 2-1 with an Amin Younes strike and an Edmond Tapsoba own goal on Saturday as the league returned after a brief Christmas break.

Bottom side Schalke 04 are one game away from equalling Tasmania Berlin’s long-standing Bundesliga record of 31 matches without a win after falling to a 3-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Christian Gross’s debut as head coach.

Gross was appointed on Dec. 27, to become Schalke’s fourth manager of the season, but he could not make an instant impact as Hertha’s Matteo Guendouzi curled home a finish in the first half before Jhon Cordoba and Krzysztof Piatek struck after the break.

Schalke have now gone 351 days and 30 games without a league victory and, if they fail to beat Hoffenheim next Saturday, they will match the league record set in 1965-66.

Union Berlin kept themselves in the top four when Taiwo Awoniyi scored one goal and made the other in a 2-0 win at Werder Bremen, who had a goal on the stroke of halftime ruled out by the video assistant referee for offside.

Freiburg netted three first-half goals as they climbed into the top half of the table with a convincing 3-1 win over Hoffenheim, and Augsburg edged out FC Cologne with an Iago goal making the difference in a 1-0 away victory.

A goal by Breel Embolo in the 58th minute gave Borussia Moenchengladbach a 1-0 win away to Arminia Bielefeld in a game that they dominated in terms of goal-scoring chances without being able to add to their tally.

VfB Stuttgart were meeting RB Leipzig in Saturday’s late game, while Borussia Dortmund host Wolfsburg on Sunday.

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