Takahara bags eighth of season


Striker Naohiro Takahara bagged his eighth league goal of the season against his former employer, but there was no upturn in Eintracht Frankfurt’s fortunes as it went down 3-1 away to Hamburg SV in the German League on Saturday.

Hamburg appeared to be in control after Rafael van der Vaart had given it a seventh-minute lead, but Frankfurt equalized against the run of play in the 59th minute. Takahara beat Joris Mathijsen inside the box before sending the ball through goalkeeper Frank Rost’s legs.