Eintracht Player Scores While Sitting Down To Keep Champions League Dream Alive
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With two matches remaining in the Bundesliga season, Eintracht Frankfurt stayed in top four contention thanks to an 85th-minute equalizer from Ajdin Hrustic against Mainz on Sunday.
12th-place Mainz had taken the lead at the Waldstadion through Karim Onisiwo, but Hrustic provided an unbelievable response only five minutes from time.
The attacking midfielder arrived late in the area to work a shot, only to see his initial effort blocked while tumbling to the floor. The rebound, however, fell straight back to the 24-year-old Australian, and Hrustic jabbed the laces of his left foot at it, sending the ball looping over Robin Zentner in goal.
He scored whilst sat down pic.twitter.com/zbpXGgbnTi— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 9, 2021
Borussia Dortmund overtook Eintracht in fourth following its 3-2 win over Leipzig on Saturday, but this draw keeps Die Adler within one point of BVB and three points of third-place Wolfsburg with two matches to play — one of which is against an already-relegated Schalke.