BERLIN (AP) — Former Germany midfielder Sami Khedira watched as his brother Rani Khedira led Union Berlin to third…
BERLIN (AP) — Former Germany midfielder Sami Khedira watched as his brother Rani Khedira led Union Berlin to third in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over visiting Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.
Rani Khedira was captain in place of the absent Christopher Trimell and he broke from the deadlock in the 53rd minute, having the final say in the scramble for goal following a corner kick. His older brother, who last played for city rivals Hertha Berlin before retiring in 2021, tried to capture the celebration on his mobile phone.
Frankfurt created more chances but failed to convert any with Union goalkeeper Frederik Renau producing the home side’s best chance.
Union forward Sheraldo Becker had a fine strike from offside before substitute Kevin Behrens sealed the win after Rönau’s long-range strike in the 75th. Behrens was quicker to the ball and slotted through the legs of Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp for his fifth Bundesliga goal of the season.
It extended Union’s unbeaten run at home in the league to 18 games and lifted the team to three points ahead of Leipzig and Freiburg, who play in Mainz later on Sunday.
Also later, Bayern Munich played Bayer Leverkusen, with the 10-time champions needing to avoid defeat to return to the top of the league.
More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Copyright © 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or distributed.