BERLIN (AP) — Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored twice for Borussia Dortmund to maintain its winning start to the Bundesliga with a 2-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.
Mkhitaryan, a 27.5-million euro ($35.4 million) offseason signing from Shakhtar Donetsk, opened his account for his new side in the 10th minute, when Jakub Blaszczykowski timed his pass perfectly to set the Armenian up.
Another offseason signing, Frankfurt's Czech striker Vaclav Kadlec, equalized in the 36th, converting the rebound after Stefan Aigner's initial headed effort crashed back off the crossbar after a great cross from Takashi Inui.
Mkhitaryan produced a fine individual effort for what proved to be the winner in the 56th, collecting the ball from Kevin Grosskreutz near the touchline, advancing past a defender and then unleashing a shot with his left boot inside the far post.
"I feel very good in Dortmund and am very happy to have scored my first goal," Mkhitaryan said. "Of course it's even nicer that I scored a second one too."
Frankfurt was left to rue missed chances, with Dortmund doing just enough to grind out the hard-fought win.
"I think we deserved a draw. We had chances in the first half, like they did. We were at the same level in the second half," said Frankfurt coach Armin Veh.
Dortmund is the only Bundesliga side to have won all four games this season, with Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen both dropping points in the fourth round.
Nevertheless, Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp was relieved to get the three points.
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