Bundesliga match report: Borussia Dortmund v Frankfurt
Last Updated: 25/04/15 4:56pm
Borussia Dortmund closed in on the Bundesliga top six and a place in Europe next season thanks to a 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Westfalenstadion.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Jurgen Klopp's men the lead from the penalty spot before Shinji Kagawa added a second goal.
It was enough to earn Dortmund all three points and take them to within a win of the European positions, setting them up also for their DFB-Pokal semi-final tie with Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
Frankfurt made the better start and Sonny Kittel had the ball in the back of the net after seven minutes, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Dortmund wasted their first chance of the game 10 minutes later when Aubameyang headed a cross from Jakub Blaszczykowski over the crossbar, but he had an easier opportunity to open the scoring soon after when Kittel handled inside the area and a penalty was given.
He waited until Kevin Trapp had already decided which way to go before chipping the ball straight down the middle and giving Dortmund the lead.
He turned provider for the Westphalians' second goal after half an hour, using his pace to good effect before crossing for Kagawa to score for a second week running, from close range.
The game was effectively over for Frankfurt and it soon became a case of damage limitation as Dortmund continued to attack.
Aubameyang will wonder how he managed only one goal while there was a chance for Marco Reus to mark his return from injury with a goal also.
In the last minute, Ciro Immobile hit the post as Dortmund went close once again to a third.
While they secured all three points all the same, Dortmund will head to Munich in midweek knowing they cannot afford to be so wasteful with their chances if they want to reach the cup final in Berlin.