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0 : 3

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FINAL

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Full-time
90' + 5'
<- Jetro Willems
-> Goncalo Paciencia
90' + 4'

TWO GOALS IN INJURY TIME!

Filip Kostic breaks down the left wing with far too much time and space ahead of him, before he sends in a pin-perfect cross to the back post and Haller just has to tap it home. He then goes over to a camera to send a kiss to what my lip-reading tells me was his mother. A perfect evening from the bench for Haller!
90' + 3'

Sébastien Haller

GOAL!

0 : 3
Sébastien Haller
90' + 2'

HALLER SEALS THE DEAL!

The Frenchman seals the win for Frankfurt in injury time having come on from the bench. A mistake in defence as possession is given away to Paciencia, who then sends in on goal with a superb through ball. Haller then dances past Rensing and picks his spot with ease on his left foot. Fantastic finish from the Frenchman.
90' + 1'

Sébastien Haller

GOAL!

0 : 2
Sébastien Haller
86'

FRANTIC FINALE

Neither side are holding back from attacking as time ticks on in this game. Frankfurt are causing problems as always with the likes of Haller and Paciencia on the pitch, while Fortuna are looking for more openings to test Trapp before the end of the game. Hennings has had more shots than any Fortuna player since coming on with four.
85'
substitutesKaan Ayhan
80'
<- Mijat Gacinovic
-> Jonathan de Guzman
77'
<- Alfredo Morales
-> Marcel Sobottka
77'

TRAPP SAYS NO TO HENNINGS

A lovely through ball to Karaman sends the subsitute into the box down the left flank, and he crosses low into the middle of the box where Hennings is waiting alone. He flicks the ball towards goal, but Trapp is out quickly to close him down and beat the ball away.
73'
<- Kenan Karaman
-> Aymane Barkok
73'
substitutesGélson Fernandes
72'
<- Sébastien Haller
-> Luka Jovic
68'

JOVIC FORCES THE BEST FROM RENSING

An outstanding pass from Hinteregger finds Jovic, who is able to carv space for a shot on goal from the edge of the box. The ambidextrous forward proves his skill by going for goal on his right foot after controlling well with his left, before his thunderous shot at goal was tipped over his own goal by a diving Rensing.
62'

NO PENALTY!

The decision has been reversed after referee Robert Hartmann went to take a second look at the incident and decided that the handball had not taken place. Play continues.
62'

FORTUNA PENALTY!

We will see what VAR says, but Raman's first-time volley cross hits Hinteregger, and the referee has awarded a penalty for handball.
59'

THE COUNTER IS STILL DANGEROUS

The home side are still doing their best to find space in-behind the Frankfurt defence. Raman and Lukebakio remain the keys to that down either wing, with Hennings looking to get into the middle on the end of anything they're able to get into the box. Still very much an even game here.
56'

FRANKFURT LOVE TO LEAD

Each of the last 29 times that Frankfurt have gone ahead in the Bundesliga, they have not lost the game. It's a bad omen for Fortuna fans, but a very good one for Eagles fans.
49'

PACIENCIA IS A VIRTUE!

He loves a back post header! Just as he did against Hoffenheim, Paciencia nods home at the back post from de Guzman's looping cross into the box, Rensing in no-mans land and the Portuguese forward makes him pay. His second goal in as many games after returning from a long-term injury.
48'

Goncalo Paciencia

GOAL!

0 : 1
Goncalo Paciencia
47'

BACK UNDERWAY

No changes at the break for either side as we get back underway here in Düsseldorf.
Kick-off!

COULD GO EITHER WAY

Frankfurt have been the better side so far, with more possesion and more shots in total. Luka Jovic has four for himself compared to the four that the home side have managed, but Fortuna have certainly looked dangerous on their favoured counter-attacks with Raman and Lukebakio involved each and every time. Neither goalkeeper has been fully tested and each side will be looking to change that in the second half.
Half-time
44'

KOSTIC GOES SO CLOSE

Outstanding run from the Serbian who takes the long way around the edge of the box and down the left flank, before shooting low across the face of goal. In the end, his effort bounces just inches wide of the Fortuna far post.
39'

JOVIC ACROBATICS

A corner is swung in and the ball deflects back up into the air for Jovic to attack, and he does so with a bicycle-kick, which is sends over the Fortuna crossbar rather than into their net.
35'
substitutesMartin Hinteregger
34'

OFF THE POST!

Fortuna counter in style again with Lukebakio down the left, and he cuts inside to attempt to play Raman in on goal, however, Hinteregger is on hand to stop his plans. The defender has played every minute for Frankfurt since joining from Augsburg, and he continues to prove why. The ball did find it's way into Fortuna's possession, though, and Zimmermann's attempted cross ended up smacking the outside of Trapp's near post before going out.
31'

JOVIC THE KEY 

Luka Jovic has been involved in each of Frankfurt's three shots on goal so far today. If they are going to take the lead in this game, he will surely be involved in some way.
27'

EINTRACHT GETTING GOING

Paciencia is looking lively, as he beats Gießelmann on the right-hand side to put in a teasing cross - Frankfurt have made more crosses than any other Bundesliga team this season - but no-one is on hand to poke the ball home.
20'

STRAIGHT SWAP

Rouwen Hennings comes on to replace Kownacki, who is not happy as he walks down the tunnel and into the home side's changing room with a muscle injury. Disappointing considering how well he'd started this game.
19'
<- Rouwen Hennings
-> Dawid Kownacki
17'

KOWNACKI DOWN

The vibrant Polish striker is currently off the pitch receiving treatment to his left thigh, after he sustained what looks to be a slight muscle injury. It looks unlikely that he'll continue.
16'

FORTUNA FINDING OPENINGS

The three-man Frankfurt defence is being opened up with the pace of Fortuna's three-man attack, but only once have they been able to connect with a through ball, and Kownacki was offside in that instance. The signs are good though for the home side.
11'

LIVELY START

Both sides will be generally pleased with how this game has started. The home side's attack has already found it's groove, with all three players involved in attacks so far. Frankfurt have enjoyed most of the possession, but have no found a way to get an attempt on Rensing's goal so far. 
5'

FORTUNA AT IT AGAIN!

The home side's counter-attack is in full flow already as Raman breaks down the right wing. He gets into the box and looks to find Lukebakio in front of goal, but the ball is blocked and falls back to Raman, who can't make the most of the second chance. A great start from the home side here, though.
3'

GOAL RULED OUT!

Dawid Kownacki has the ball in the Frankfurt net inside two minutes after being played in on goal, and cooly slotting into the bottom corner past Trapp. But the flag is raised on the far side and the goal is ruled out. No check from VAR and play continues.

WERE UNDERWAY

The final game of Matchday 25 is underway in Düsseldorf...
Kick-off!

WHAT IT ALL MEANS...

With a win tonight, Fortuna can close the gap on Hertha Berlin ahead of them in 10th place to just one point, a remarkable tally considering this is the club's first season back in the top flight. While a win would see Frankfurt climb above Bayer Leverkusen into fifth place, before they travel to Milan to face Inter on Thursday in the second leg of their Europa League last 16 tie.

ATTACK THE BEST FORM OF DEFENCE FOR FORTUNA?

Dodi Lukebakio, Benito Raman and Dawid Kownacki all start tonight for Fortuna Düsseldorf. All three of these players can be classed as forwards, but it is likely that Lukebakio and Raman will operate from the wings this evening, quite possibly in an attempt to slow down Frankfurt's wing-back play.

JOVIC ALL ALONE

He's used to being part of one of Europe's most formidable three-man attacks, but Luka Jovic will have to go it alone tonight with Ante Rebic out injured and Sebastien Haller only on the bench. Goncalo Paciencia makes his first start in the Bundesliga for the club in attack, alongside the Serbian.

DÜSSELDORF LINE-UP

Rensing - Zimmermann, Ayhan, Kaminski, Gießelmann - Lukebakio, Barkok, Sobottka, Fink (c), Raman - Kownacki Subs:   Theißen, Hoffmann, Morales, Karaman, Bodzek, Suttner, Hennings

FRANKFURT LINE-UP

Trapp - Toure, Hasebe, Hinteregger - Da Costa, Rode, Fernandes, De Guzman, Kostic - Paciencia, Jovic Subs:   Rönnow, Ndicka, Falette, Haller, Gacinovic, Willems, Russ
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