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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Sébastian Haller (20' PEN, 50')
  • Luka Jovic (26', 34', 55', 69', 72')
  • Dodi Lukebakio (53')

Luka Jovic scores five as Eintracht Frankfurt thrash promoted Dusseldorf

Eintracht Frankfurt's Luka Jovic celebrates after scoring one of his five goals against Dusseldorf. Getty Images

Luka Jovic was in unstoppable form, scoring five goals as Eintracht Frankfurt crushed promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf 7-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday.

The 20-year-old Serbian is the first Frankfurt player to score five goals in a league game.

After grabbing two goals and two assists in his past two matches, he continued his rich vein of form. Jovic scored twice in quick succession during the first half after Sebastian Haller opened the scoring with a penalty.

Haller scored his second goal of the game shortly after the break, and he also set up Jovic's fifth goal with a deft chip over the defence which the forward headed home in the 72nd minute.

Frankfurt coach Adi Huetter took Jovic off a few minutes from the end, but only so he could get a standing ovation from the home fans.

Frankfurt climbed to sixth place in the table and ahead of Bayern Munich on goal difference. The reigning champions in Germany have not won their past three league games and are away to Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Dusseldorf dropped to last place ahead of the rest of the eighth round.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 29 +49 67
2 Borussia Dortmund 29 +32 66
3 RB Leipzig 29 +33 58
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 29 +23 52
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 29 +13 51
6 TSG Hoffenheim 29 +21 47
7 Werder Bremen 29 +11 46
8 Bayer Leverkusen 29 +3 45
9 VfL Wolfsburg 29 +3 45
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 29 -17 37
11 Hertha Berlin 29 -7 35
12 Mainz 29 -16 33
13 SC Freiburg 29 -11 32
14 FC Augsburg 29 -15 28
15 Schalke 04 29 -17 27
16 VfB Stuttgart 29 -34 21
17 Nurnberg 29 -30 18
18 Hannover 96 29 -41 14