In his first match back at Eintracht Frankfurt to secure their 3-1 victory over bottom side Schalke, Real Madrid loanee Luka Jovic came off the bench to score twice.

For the rest of the season, the 23-year-old striker from Serbia, who joined Real in June 2019 in a deal worth around EUR 60 million ($72 million), was loaned back to Frankfurt.

Jovic showed excellent finishing for his first goal on Sunday just 10 minutes after coming on, despite netting just twice in 32 appearances for Real.

“It was like a script from a Hollywood film,” Frankfurt director Fredi Bobic said.

“It was his first game in November for two months since contracting COVID-19, followed by injury, but Jovic then struck again with another clinical strike just before the final whistle in Frankfurt.”

Portugal’s striker Andre Silva put Frankfurt ahead of US teenager Matthew Hoppe, who was the first American to score a Schalke-equalized Bundesliga hat-trick last weekend.

However, thanks to Mainz’s 1-1 draw at Dortmund on Saturday, the Royal Blues are again last in the league.


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