MAINZ DEAL BLOW TO FRANKFURT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HOPES
Three points now separate 4th and 7th in the Bundesliga going into the final day, as Frankfurt failed to take advantage of their game today. The win for Mainz gives them the chance of finishing as high as 10th come the end of the season.
MÜLLER SAVES FROM REBIC
The Croat's tame shot is simple enough for Müller to handle in the Mainz goal as he looks to keep hold of his clean sheet.
KOSTIC FIRES WIDE
The ball drops to the Serb in the box following a corner and his first shot is blocked, but the ball falls back to him and he has another go. Only to see his shot bounce wide of goal.
FRANKFURT PUSHING ON, BUT NO LUCK
It's been all Frankfurt in the last 20 minutes but Müller is letting nothing go past him. He's barely had a save to make, in fact, with the defence in front of him proving enough to keep Frankfurt out. Unless things can change in the final minutes...
It's been a slow and difficult second half for the home side so far, but they are beginning to grow into the game. A blocked shot from Jovic and one wide of goal from da Costa showing their desire to get back into this game, but Mainz are standing firm.
Jonathan de Guzman
ALMOST A HAT-TRICK FOR UJAH
The striker is found in achers of space on the left side of the Frankfurt box and goes for goal on his left, but slips as he does and fires the ball high over Trapp's goal.
UJAH AT THE DOUBLE!
Gbamin reaches the byline and cuts the ball back into the Frankfurt box for Ujah. His control is perfect, turning onto his right foot, and he is able to swing the ball back across goal and beyond the reach of Trapp to silence the Frankfurt crowd.
GOAL!0 : 2
MAINZ TAKE A STUNNING LEAD!
Mateta battles his way on to a long ball forward and beats Abraham with a superb bit of skill, flicking the ball over the Frankfurt captain before playing it across to Ujah in the box. He then slots the ball past Trapp to put Mainz ahead.
GOAL!0 : 1
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY
The football is back on in Frankfurt with Donati coming on for Brosinski for Mainz. As it stands, we'll have three teams on the same number of points between 4th and 6th going into the final day.
Despite having their 120-minute Europa League semi-final just three days ago, Frankfurt are working equally as hard today. Mainz have covered just 200 metres more than them as a team and the Eagles have won 60 per cent of their challenges so far.
Without a host of chances on either goal, the ball is still being moved up and down the pitch rapidly. Both sides only have one thing on their minds when in possession which is making this fun viewing in the first half an hour.
ALMOST THE OPENER
Kunde picks up the ball with time and space outside the Frankfurt box and goes for the bottom corner, and it takes a big deflection off Falette and almost bounces into the back of Trapp's net.
REBIC FLUFFS HIS CHANCE!
A big, big chance for the opening goal as Kostic does incredibly well to win the ball back from Brosinski before running beyond him. He then swings the cross in for Rebic, all alone in the box, who can only send the ball high over Müller's head on the half-volley.
Both sides not holding back here as Rebic and Frankfurt have a half chance in the Mainz box. The front three of the Eagles providing some fantastic movement so far, with Rebic particularly working hard early on.
MAINZ MAKING MOVES
Brosinski has far too much time and space down the right as he enters the box and looks up for a pass to a teammate. He spots Ujah, but the Frankfurt defence cuts out his pass before the striker can get on the end of it.
DA COSTA NOW GOES CLOSE
The two wing-backs combine now as it's Kostic once again creating the chance. His low cross to the near post is met by the well-timed run of da Costa, but his flick sends the ball over the Mainz net rather than into it.
JOVIC WITH A CHANCE
The home side almost strike first after classy play from Kostic on the left flank, as he ball rolls his way past a defender in the box and plays the ball back to Jovic. The Serbian striker can't get a clean connection on his effort, and Müller saves with ease.
UNDERWAY IN FRANKFURT!
A delay to kick-off due to flares from the home supporters but we're now finally underway.
FINAL HOME GAME FOR FRANKFURT
The home fans will be celebrating their players today, not matter the result, after an incredible season for Frankfurt both in the Bundesliga and in Europe.
MAINZ SAFE AND SOUND
The visitors today have nothing to play for besides a happy final away day of the season for them and their fans. Can they ruin Frankfurt's chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League?
HUGE DAY IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RACE
4. Gladbach - 55pts, 5. Leverkusen - 55pts, 6. Frankfurt - 54pts. A win for the Eagles will take them two points ahead of Gladbach with one game to play, but a draw today would see three teams go into the final day on the same number of points, with one Champions League place to play for.
ONLY ONE FRANKFURT CHANGE
Despite the incredible 120 minutes of action that the Eintracht Frankfurt players poured into their Europa League semi-final, there is only one change for the Eagles and it is a forced one. Sebastian Rode is out with a knee injury and is replaced by Gelson Fernandes in midfield.
Trapp – Abraham (c), Hinteregger, Falette – da Costa, Fernandes, Hasebe, Kostic – Gacinovic - Rebic, Jovic (SUBS: Rönnow, De Guzman, Haller, Torro, Toure, Chandler, Paciencia)
Müller – Brosinski, Hack, Niakhate, Martin – Gbamin, Kunde, Latza – Boetius – Ujah, Mateta (SUBS: Zentner, Donati, Öztunali, Maxim, Onisiwo, Bungert, Baku)
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