Unstoppable Jovic nets 5 as Frankfurt routs Duesseldorf 7-1

By CIARAN FAHEY

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) Luka Jovic was in unstoppable form, scoring five goals as Eintracht Frankfurt crushed promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf 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 defense 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 on goal difference ahead of Bayern Munich - which has not won its past three league games and is at Wolfsburg on Saturday.

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

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Updated October 19, 2018