Bochum scored four straight goals after conceding two inside the first five minutes to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 in a Bundesliga game on Friday.
Albert Streit scored on a free kick 45 seconds into the game to put Frankfurt ahead, and he doubled the lead four minutes later after escaping from an offside trap on a Frankfurt counter.
Frankfurt was reduced to 10 men in the 28th when defender Aleksandar Vasoski was sent off for hacking Fanis Gekas in the penalty box. Zvjezdan Misimovic converted the penalty to reduce Frankfurt's lead. It was the third red card of the season for Vasoski and the first penalty Frankfurt conceded after seeing the first four wasted earlier during the championship.
The visitors were stunned by the double blow and in the 33rd, Bochum pulled level on a shot by Marcel Maltritz.
Three minutes later, the Bochum went up 3-2 on a header by Heiko Butscher.
The second half started as fast as the first. This time it was Bochum that got a quick goal, with Gekas rounding Frankfurt goalkeeper Oka Nikolov less than a minute into the half.
Frankfurt got back into the game in the 56th, when Ioannis Amanatidis was left unmarked to head in a goal at the far post.
In Saturday's top match, leader Stuttgart travels to defending champion Bayern Munich.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker found himself in need of an assist to help the state fight the COVID-19 pandemic. He called on the New England Patriots. One of the team’s private airplanes on Thursday evening landed in Boston after returning from China carrying more than 1 million masks critical to healthcare providers fighting to control the spread of the coronavirus. Members of the Massachusetts National Guard met the airplane and offloaded the containers of masks onto waiting trucks for transport to warehouses for distribution. Baker secured the N95 masks from Chinese manufacturers, but had no way of getting them to the US. He
WAIT AND SEE: The estimated cost of postponement started at US$2 billion and has kept rising, but the IOC has yet to say whether it would help pay for the extra expenses Postponing the Tokyo Olympics to next year would make the event more costly for all parties, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) acknowledged on Thursday, although it offered few details on what the final bill might be. Four directors of the Olympic body held a conference call three days after Tokyo’s new dates were finalized, with the Games pushed back to July 23 to Aug. 8 next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the new dates cleared up any uncertainty about the event’s future, there are still plenty of question marks as the committee begins to work with Tokyo organizers and the
DECREASED TENSION: The US players’ lawyers said that the soccer federation no longer disputes that the jobs of the women’s and men’s national teams require equal skill Women players suing the US Soccer Federation (USSF) said in in court documents filed on Tuesday that the federation has acknowledged that the jobs of male and female soccer players require equal skill. The language seemed to signal a decrease in tension between the parties after language in documents filed by the federation’s lawyers earlier last month provoked widespread outrage in saying that playing on the men’s national team required a higher level of skill based on speed and strength and carried greater responsibility. The fierce backlash — not only from the women players, but also from sponsors such as Coca-Cola —
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are planning to play a charity golf match next month with Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, CNBC reported on Wednesday. CNBC, which cited an unnamed person familiar with the negotiations, said that the charity match would be held at an undisclosed location without fans and is being organized by the PGA Tour and AT&T’s WarnerMedia. The negotiations are still being finalized, but the match pitting 15-time major champion Woods and Manning against five-time major winner Mickelson and Brady could be aired on live TV and is unlikely to be featured on pay-per-view, CNBC said. “Discussions