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Dortmund end year nursing rare defeat

Published: Saturday 18 December 2010, 18.30CET
A late Fanis Gekas goal spelt a rare defeat for Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund at Eintracht Frankfurt, while three for Raúl González powered FC Schalke 04 to victory.
Dortmund end year nursing rare defeat
Fanis Gekas hit the winner for Frankfurt against Dortmund ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 18 December 2010, 18.30CET

Dortmund end year nursing rare defeat

A late Fanis Gekas goal spelt a rare defeat for Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund at Eintracht Frankfurt, while three for Raúl González powered FC Schalke 04 to victory.

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund signed off for the winter break with a rare 1-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt, on a day when Raúl González struck a hat-trick for resurgent FC Schalke 04.

Dortmund travelled to Frankfurt looking for an eighth consecutive league win but found their momentum halted by an 87th-minute winner from Fanis Gekas, whose 14th effort this term hauled him clear at the top of the scoring charts. The setback was the first for Jürgen Klopp's men since the opening day of the season and it meant their lead was cut to ten points, with 1. FSV Mainz 05 moving second by prevailing 4-2 at FC St Pauli, André Schürrle scoring twice.

Third-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen will aim to reduce the gap even more when they host SC Freiburg on Sunday, though Hannover 96 failed to profit as they succumbed 3-1 at 1. FC Nürnberg. As for Schalke, they celebrated a fourth win in five Bundesliga outings courtesy of Raúl's treble in a 3-0 defeat of third-bottom 1. FC Köln.

Elsewhere, Edin Džeko grabbed an added-time equaliser for VfL Wolfsburg in a 2-2 draw with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and SV Werder Bremen lost 2-1 at home to 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

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German Bundesliga 2010/11

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Last updated: 27/11/2012 08:46 CET

15/12/2012

SchalkeSchalke18:30FreiburgFreiburg
Venue: Gelsenkirchen

15/12/2012

DüsseldorfDüsseldorf15:30HannoverHannover
Venue: Dusseldorf

15/12/2012

WolfsburgWolfsburg15:30EintrachtEintracht
Venue: Wolfsburg

15/12/2012

MainzMainz15:30StuttgartStuttgart
Venue: Mainz

15/12/2012

FürthFürth15:30AugsburgAugsburg
Venue: Furth

15/12/2012

LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30HamburgHamburg
Venue: Leverkusen

14/12/2012

BayernBayern20:30MönchengladbachMönchengladbach
Venue: München

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