Audacious Aubameyang Wins DFB-Pokal BVB
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Borussia Dortmund 2: Audacious Aubameyang penalty seals DFB-Pokal crown in style
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s sublime penalty proved the difference as Borussia Dortmund ended a run of three successive defeats in DFB-Pokal finals by seeing off a stoic Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1, in what could be Thomas Tuchel’s last game as head coach.
Ousmane Dembele’s superbly taken early goal looked to have set the tone for a Dortmund procession at Berlin’s Olympiastadion, only for Ante Rebic to restore parity just before the half-hour mark.
Frankfurt were made to pay for failing to make their dominance pay when Aubameyang – widely linked with a move away from Dortmund in the close-season – lofted in a magnificent finish from the spot after Lukas Hradecky’s foul on substitute Christian Pulisic.
Aubameyang was just a post’s width from doubling his tally in the closing stages, but the miss mattered little as Dortmund saw off a late glut of Frankfurt pressure for a fourth DFB-Pokal triumph in total.