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Freiburg hold on to take all three points, their sixth win of the season, to climb to fourth in the standings.
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UNDER WAY AGAIN!
The ball is rolling again in Freiburg. Frankfurt have reacted to Fernandes’ dismissal during the break by bringing on Dominik Kohr for Paciencia.
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GRIFO SHOWN RED
Freiburg midfielder Grifo, who was on the bench after being substituted off, is also shown a red card for his part in the melee that ensued following the incident with Abraham and Streich.
SituationNo red card
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FRANKFURT DOWN TO NINE MEN
Abraham's frustration boils over as he chases a ball that's gone out of play and he barges into Freiburg coach Christian Streich, knocking him to the ground. He's shown a straight red card, adding to a disappointing game all round for the visitors.
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WIDE FROM HINTEREGGER!
Dost wins a long ball forward and flicks it on. It comes to Hinteregger, who does well to control it and get a whot away under pressure. It's on his weaker right foot though, and the ball bounces wide of the post.
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INTO ADDITIONAL TIME
There will be four minutes of extra time.
NEVER WRITE OFF FREIBURG
Petersen's goal was the ninth that Freiburg have scored in the last 15 minutes this season - more than any other Bundesliga club.
HINTEREGGER MUST EQUALISE...
... but doesn't! The Frankfurt defender is first to a looping cross from the left and has a free header on the edge of the six-yard box. He's stretching for it a bit but still makes a good connection, only to see Flekken come up with a monster star jump to make a point-blank save.
LAST THROW OF THE DICE
Frankfurt make an attacking substitution as the final whistle approaches, with striker Andre Silva replacing defender Durm.
The striker's effort means he has now scored his side's last four Bundesliga goals, taking his tally to 50 in the Bundesliga for the club. He has needed just 112 games to reach that tally.
DURM GOES CLOSE!
The Frankfurt defender hits a speculative volley at goal from about 25 yards out - he catches it brilliantly and it looks to be looping into the top corner, but Flekken dives at full stretch to tip it over.
PETERSEN WITH THE BREAKTHROUGH!
Günter wriggles his way forward down the left and his low cross into the middle is dummied by Waldschmidt, leaving Petersen in acres of space to shoot. He places a controlled effort low into the bottom corner to put Freiburg 1-0 up!
GOAL!1 : 0
75' FREE-KICK FOR FRANKFURT! Gacinovic is fouled about 10 yards outside the Freiburg box and the guests have a free-kick in a promising position. Kostic fancies it but is waved away by Hinteregger, who attempts a piledriver at goal. He doesn't make a clean contact, though, and Flekken's goal is never in any danger.
JUST WIDE FROM KOHR
Frankfurt may be a man down, but they're still making their presence felt in the final third with regular attacking jabs. This time Kohr smashes long-range effort at goal that has Flekken scrambling to his left to see it wide of the post.
BRILLIANT DEFENDING FROM ABRAHAM
Lienhardt releases Sallai down the right with an outstanding pass after a Frankfurt attack breaks down. Freiburg are immediately on the front foot and Sallai has runners to his left. But Frankfurt captain Abraham marshals the space superbly, channelling him towards the corner flag until support arrives and the visitors clear the danger.
FRESH LEGS FOR FRANKFURT
Hütter takes off Kamada and brings on Gacinovic in midfield. It's a sound move, as the Serbia international is one of the team's most energetic players and tireless runners - qualities they need this half.
WASTEFUL FROM FREIBURG
Günter gets forward well down the left and the home side are a blur of speed and movement, but the winger is not on the same wavelength as Waldschmidt, with pass and man going in opposite directions - exacting frustrated groans from the crowd.
CLOSE FROM KOSTIC!
Frankfurt make a rare foray forward and Kostic's pace takes him past his marker on the left. He drills a powerful shot at goal, but it's straight at Flekken, who parries the ball to safety.
HERE COMES WALDSCHMIDT!
Freiburg coach Streich reacts to his side's struggles against a dogged visiting backline by brigning on Germany international Luca Waldschmidt. Will he have the guile they need to break through?
The Black Forest club have been camped around the Frankfurt box for the last few minutes, but haven't managed to find a way through as yet.
The hosts ae happy to play keep-ball for now as they probe for an opening to make their numerical advantage count. Frankfurt have switched to a 4-4-1 formation and look solid at the back.
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ALL SQUARE AT THE BREAK
No goals in a largely even first half, with Erik Durm's effort off the crossbar the closest either side have come to scoring. Frankfurt were also awarded a penalty, a decision which was reversed after a VAR check, but the sending off of Fernandes on the stroke of half-time looks set to be a turning point in the game. What do the visitors do now?
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FRANKFURT DOWN TO 10 MEN
Fernandes is sent off for a second bookable offence after lunging into a late tackle on Schmid on the halfway line.
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TERRIFIC SKILL FROM PACIENCIA
The Portuguese striker receives a bouncing ball under pressure on the edge of the Freiburg area, but does very well to juggle it away from the toes of a couple of defenders before getting a shot away. It's deflected and the visitors have a corner, but Freiburg clear.
PACIENCIA SHANKS IT WIDE
The Frankfurt striker receives the ball on the left-hand edge of the box, does a stepover to create a pocket of space against his marker and instantly gets a shot away. He snatches at it a bit though, and the ball spins harmlessly wide.
NO PENALTIES AGAINST FREIBURG
That spot-kick reprieve for Freiburg means the Black Forest club are still yet to concede a penalty this season. It'll be a nice change for them, as last term they gave the opposition seven.
CHANCE FOR HINTEREGGER!
The big Frankfurt centre-back marches forward and Dost plays him in on the edge of the box. Hinteregger is under pressure from a defender and is stretching as he shoots, and ends up firing well over the bar.
Referee Brych reverses his initial decision after checking VAR and replays appear to show that Paciencia got his foot stuck in the turf before falling over, rather than being pushed. Play on!
PENALTY FOR FRANKFURT!
The referee points to the spot after Schmid appears to bundle Paciencia over in the box. He's now going to check the VAR pitchside monitor for confirmation.
SALLAI TESTS WIEDWALD
Grifo slips a neat little pass into the path of Sallai, and he fires a first-time shot at goal from a tight angle, but Frankfurt keeper Wiedwald watches it all the way and makes a routine save.
TACTICAL FOUL FROM FERNANDES
No complaints from the Frankfurt midfielder as he's shown the yellow card for hauling down a Freiburg player as he looked to launch a quick counter-attack. The visitors were short of numbers at the back, so Fernandes will gladly take the booking.
FREE-KICK FOR FREIBURG
Schmid plays a wonderfully disguised pass forward to Höler on the edge of the Frankfurt box, and he's tripped as he turns. It's perfectly placed for a left-footer, but Grifo takes it instead of Günter, and he bends his shot around the wall and wide of the post.
FINAL BALL LACKING
Both teams have had presentable opportunities to get forward on the break, but their attacks have petered out before they've properly got going due to a sloppy pass at key moments.
DURM HITS THE BAR!
Frankfurt go close to breaking the deadlock as Flekken fists away a shot from Hinteregger, but only as far as Durm, who's lurking on the edge of the area. He hits a left-footed strike first time but it crashes off the frame of the goal!
FRANKFURT EDGING IT
The visitors have had 54 per cent of possession and have won 68 per cent of all tackles so far as they seek to stamp their authority on the game.
FIRST SHOT FROM GRIFO
The Freiburg midfielder has the first effort on goal of the game, twisting in the left-hand side of Frankfurt penalty area and drilling a low shot at goal that Wiedwald does well to hold on to.
CAN FLEKKEN CONTINUE HIS RUN?
Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken - deputising for injured No.1 Alexander Schwolow - is unbeaten in his three Bundesliga outings this season, winning two and drawing one. That said, he is yet to keep a clean sheet...
IT'S A BIT BITTY
The teams are adopting similar tactics here, pressing high and aggressively and not shying away from any challenges. As a result there's no real flow as yet as they each try to gain the upper hand.
HERE WE GO!
Frankfurt get the ball rolling at the Schwarzwald-Stadion!
The teams are out on the pitch and going through the pre-match formalities. We'll be under way very soon.
THE FEELING IS MUTUAL
Frankfurt boss Adi Hütter was equally complimentary of his Freiburg counterpart during his pre-match press conference: “They’ve had their best ever start to a season. They’re very flexible in term of their basic formation and they’ll have analysed us. We’ll need to cover a lot of ground and be strong in the tackles.”
STREICH WARY OF FRANKFURT
Freiburg may be in fine form at present – they’ve beaten Hoffenheim and Leipzig and drawn with Dortmund and Bremen in recent weeks – but head coach Christian Streich is taking nothing for granted against the Eagles: “They do so many things right. They’ve got a lot of players who go out onto the pitch with incredible determination.”
The overall record between these sides is remarkably balanced. They've played each other 30 times in the Bundesliga so far, with Frankfurt winning 13, Freiburg 12 and five draws. Frankfurt have had the upper hand recently, though, and are unbeaten in the last four, while they also won both encounters last season (3-1 at home and 2-0 away).
FREIBURG STARTING XI:
Flekken – Lienhart, Koch, Heintz – Schmid, Höfler, Grifo, Günter (c) – Sallai, Petersen, Höler
Thiede, Schlotterbeck, Gulde, Frantz, Waldschmidt, Gondorf, Borrello, Itter, Kwon
FRANKFURT STARTING XI:
Rönnow – Abraham (c), Ndicka, Hinteregger – Durm, Sow, Fernandes, Kamada, Kostic – Dost, Paciencia
Wiedwald, Falette, Gacinovic, Rode, Hasebe, Chandler, da Costa, Kohr, Silva
Freiburg and Frankfurt round out the Bundesliga Matchday 11 action, with the hosts just a point better off in the standings than their visitors. Both teams have been in decent form this season, so we're in for an entertaining one!
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