Bundesliga champ Dortmund draws 3-3 with Frankfurt

Associated Press Modified: September 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm •  Published: September 25, 2012
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BERLIN (AP) — Defending champion Borussia Dortmund was held to a 3-3 draw by promoted Eintracht Frankfurt on Tuesday, while Bayern Munich set a Bundesliga record for the best start to a season after a 3-0 win against Wolfsburg.

Dortmund defender Lukasz Piszczek scored in the 24th and set up Marco Reus four minutes later, but Frankfurt pulled level in the second half with two goals in three minutes. Takashi Inui set up Stefan Aigner in the 49th and then equalized in the 51st with the visitors still reeling.

Dortmund substitute Mario Goetze scored three minutes later, only for Frankfurt defender Anderson to level in the 73rd.

Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp was sent to the stands in injury time

"It was a deserved draw in a spectacular game," Klopp said. "It was a lot more spectacular than we wanted."

Also Tuesday, Schalke beat Mainz 3-0 and Fortuna Duesseldorf won 2-0 at Greuther Fuerth.

Bayern set a new league record with 17 goals scored and only two conceded in winning its first five matches.

Former Bayern coach Felix Magath, now at Wolfsburg, could do little to stop his former side's blistering start, with the hosts forcing five corners inside the opening 10 minutes.

Franck Ribery crossed for Bastian Schweinsteiger to open the scoring at the third attempt in the 24th — the Germany midfielder having already twice hit the post.

Bayern dominated the first half, with 15 efforts on goal compared to the visitors' one.

"It wasn't easy against Wolfsburg even if we dominated," Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said. "The deal was only done after the second goal."

Bayern forward Mario Mandzukic settled the issue against his former side with two goals within nine minutes. Xherdan Shaqiri did brilliantly to pick him out for his first in the 57th, before Philipp Lahm set up the Croat's next.

"We definitely could have scored more goals," Heynckes said.

Bayern substitute Claudio Pizarro came on with 11 minutes remaining for the Peru striker's 337th Bundesliga appearance — a record for a foreign player, one more than Ze Roberto of Brazil and Levan Kobiashvili of Georgia.

Dortmund's 31-game unbeaten run was ended at Hamburger SV on Saturday, and Klopp's side was eager to make amends at Frankfurt, the first promoted side to win its opening four Bundesliga games.

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