FRANKFURT – Japan midfielder Takashi Inui scored in his third straight game for newly promoted Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in Tuesday’s 3-3 draw at home against two-time league champion Borussia Dortmund. Frankfurt, with 13 points from five games, is second in the league, two points back of Bayern Munich.
Trailing 2-0 in the 49th minute, Inui set up Stefan Aigner to score when the visitors turned over the ball in the center circle. Two minutes later, Aigner returned the favor with a cross that Inui headed in for the equalizer.
“That was such a great ball,” said Inui, who added that it was the first time he had scored from a header in his life.
“The manager laid down the law (at halftime). As a result, we got over it (being down 2-0) and didn’t give up.”
Dortmund, whose 31-match unbeaten run in the league came to an end on the weekend, retaliated in moments through Mario Gotze. In the 73rd minute, however, Inui played a short corner and Bastian Okzipka crossed to Anderson, whose finish preserved the new boys’ unbeaten Bundesliga record.
“I really wanted to score the winning goal, but it’s huge that the team remained undefeated,” Inui said.