Zidan shines but Dortmund lose

Hatem Maher
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CAIRO: Mohamed Zidan dished out an assist and had a hand in another goal but Borussia Dortmund surrendered a 2-1 lead to lose 3-2 to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Frankfurt went ahead with an eight-minute goal from Benjamin Kohler but Dortmund hit back with two goals from Mats Hummels and Argentinean striker Lucas Barrios.

A low shot from Egypt striker Zidan found the unmarked Hummels, who slotted home from close range to equalize in the 17th minute.

Zidan set up Barrios for Dortmund s second goal 12 minutes after the interval, his cross picking out the team s top scorer at the far post for an easy tap in.

The former Hamburg man put in a fine display after returning from international duty in Angola, where he helped Egypt win an unprecedented third consecutive Nations Cup title.

However, he could not prevent Dortmund from losing their second successive game.

A deflected shot by Sebastian Jung drew Frankfurt level in the 65th minute before Alexander Meier netted the winner nine minutes later.

Dortmund slipped to fifth spot on 36 points, behind fourth-placed Hamburg on goal difference.

Jurgen Klopp s side should finish fourth to play in the Europa League next season.

Zidan, who has scored two league goals so far this season, recently vowed that he would do his best to help them earn a European place.

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