2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Wout Weghorst (76' PEN, 88')
  • Bas Dost (63' PEN)

Weghorst strikes as Wolfsburg fight back to beat Frankfurt

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Weghorst's late double leads Wolfsburg past Eintracht (1:38)

Wout Weghorst scores twice in the final 15 minutes as Wolfsburg win 2-1. Watch the Bundesliga on ESPN+. (1:38)

Wfl Wolfsburg broke into the Bundesliga top four after striker Wout Weghorst scored a second-half brace including a late winner to inspire a comeback 2-1 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday.

The result left Wolfsburg fourth on 21 points from 11 games, two behind champions and leaders Bayern Munich and two ahead of fifth-placed Borussia Dortmund, who both have a game in hand.

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Frankfurt stayed ninth on 13 points after suffering their second league defeat of the season, to go with two wins and seven draws, following a largely tepid performance.

Visiting goalkeeper Kevin Trapp kept a dominant home side at bay with a string of fine saves before Frankfurt took a 63rd-minute lead against the run of play.

Home defender John Anthony Brooks hauled down Martin Hinteregger in the area after Filip Kostic floated in a free kick and Bas Dost cooly converted the penalty.

Trapp, who had denied Weghorst with a terrific double save in the 56th minute, was finally beaten by the towering striker's 77th-minute spot-kick awarded after Stefan Ilsanker handled the ball in the area.

With the match seemingly heading for a draw, Weghorst snatched an 88th-minute winner for Wolfsburg with a first-time shot on the turn into the far corner after taking a Xavier Schlager pass in his stride.

In Saturday's stand-out fixtures, Bayern visit sixth-placed Union Berlin, third-placed RB Leipzig are at home to Werder Bremen and Dortmund host VfB Stuttgart. Second-placed Bayer Leverkusen are at home to Hoffenheim on Sunday.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 13 +29 31
2 Borussia Dortmund 13 +14 30
3 Bayer Leverkusen 13 +10 24
4 1. FC Union Berlin 14 +2 23
5 SC Freiburg 13 +6 22
6 TSG Hoffenheim 13 +7 20
7 VfL Wolfsburg 13 -2 20
8 RB Leipzig 14 +7 18
9 Mainz 13 +3 18
10 FC Cologne 13 0 18
11 Borussia Monchengladbach 13 0 18
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 13 -1 18
13 VfL Bochum 13 -8 16
14 Hertha Berlin 13 -14 14
15 VfB Stuttgart 13 -5 13
16 FC Augsburg 13 -10 13
17 Arminia Bielefeld 13 -10 9
18 SpVgg Greuther Furth 13 -28 1