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Commerzbank Arena (ATT 51,500) 1st September 2013 - Kick off 16:30 Ref: M Grafe

Frankfurt Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund B Dortmund

Frankfurt 1

V Kadlec (36)


B Dortmund 2

H Mkhitaryan (10, 56)

Dortmund hit top spot

Last Updated: 01/09/13 7:00pm

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Jakub Blaszczykowski and Constant Djapka in action.

Jakub Blaszczykowski and Constant Djapka in action.

Borussia Dortmund moved to the top of the Bundesliga as they preserved their 100 per cent record with a hard-fought 2-1 success at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored both goals for Jurgen Klopp's men, who looked far from their best, especially defensively, as Vaclav Kadlec scored for the hosts.

The win takes Dortmund two points clear of Bayern Munich who have won three and drawn one of their first four games.

These two sides shared six goals when they met at the Waldstadion last season and it looked like it could be a similar story again with both attacks looking sharp and the defences looking susceptible.

Frankfurt had the first chance after three minutes when Takashi Inui was left in too much room at the far post, but Roman Weidenfeller came to Dortmund's rescue with an instinctive block.

At the other end, Jakub Blaszczykowski shot over before he provided the assist for Mkhitaryan's first Bundesliga goal.

The Armenian did not even need a touch to compose himself as he met Blaszczykowski's pass with a neat side-footed finish in the 10th minute.

For all their threat in attack, Dortmund always looked capable of conceding at the other end, and that nearly happened in the 31st minute when Kadlec was through with only Weidenfeller to beat, but the Dortmund goalkeeper was alert once again.

Weidenfeller was beaten by Stefan Aigner five minutes later with the post coming only temporarily to his rescue since the rebound fell out for Kadlec to bring the Eagles level.

Frankfurt took heart from the goal and they emerged the more hungry in the second half, forcing a succession of corners.

Out of nothing though, Dortmund regained the lead in the 56th minute.

Nothing seemed to be on as Mkhitaryan paraded the ball from right to left across the perimeter of the penalty area, but as soon as a small gap emerged, he picked his spot low in the bottom left-hand corner of the goal.

Dortmund, who had replaced the insecure Mats Hummels at half time with Sokratis Papastathopoulos, continued to ride their luck with Anderson Bamba heading a corner against the post.

They held on to move clear at the top for at least a fortnight, due to the break for internationals.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15