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That was a cracking way to open the Matchday 14 action. Hertha went 2-0 up, with both goals coming against the run of play, but Frankfurt dug deep and earned themselves a point after battling back thanks to Rode's late equaliser.
Full-time
90' + 4'

WIDE FROM KOSTIC!

Hertha can't clear their lines from a corner and two or three Frankfurt players try a shot, only for it to be blocked in a crowded box. Eventually it comes to Kostic, who has a pop from distance but he drags his effort wide of the far post.
90' + 3'
substitutesThomas Kraft
90'

FIVE MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME

That's plenty for one of the teams to find a winner. Hang on to your hats!
88'

SUPERSUB RODE!

The midfielder has scored three of his last six Bundesliga goals as a substitute. Talk about an impact player!
86'

RODE EQUALISES!

Kostic's corner from the left is flicked on by Hinteregger and suddenly there's acres of space at the back post for Rode. He's charging in but keeps his composure to side-foot a measured volley over the line! It had been coming and Frankfurt are finally rewarded for their pressure.
86'

Sebastian Rode

GOAL!

2 : 2
Sebastian Rode
85'

SUPERSUB JOVELJIC?

The summer signing hasn't scored in the Bundesliga yet. This would be a great time for him to break his duck...
84'
<- Dejan Joveljić
-> André Silva
83'

ALL FRANKFURT

The home side cannot be faulted for effort and are peppering the Hertha box with crosses and shots. Kraft does well to get a hand to a Kostic effort, with Da Costa firing into the side netting on the rebound.
81'

FRESH LEGS FOR HERTHA

The visitors have collectively run over a mile more than their hosts, so head coach Klinsmann has made a double substitution as they look to see the result over the line.
80'
<- Marius Wolf
-> Dodi Lukébakio
79'
<- Maximilian Mittelstädt
-> Niklas Stark
79'

OVER FROM KAMADA!

Kamada finds himself in space just outside the Hertha area and tries his luck. He scored twice from similar positions against Arsenal in the Europa League last week, but this effort sails well over the bar.
76'

BIG SAVE FROM KRAFT!

Da Costa cuts in from the right and has time and space to pick out a shot from just inside the Hertha box, but Kraft reacts well and pulls off a diving save to preserve his side's lead.
74'

JUST WIDE FROM TOURE AGAIN!

The Frankfurt defender spreads the ball out to the right wing to Da Costa before continuing his run into the box. He meets his cross at the near post, but his looping header bounces just wide of the far post.
72'
substitutesDavie Selke
72'
substitutesMakoto Hasebe
72'

WATCH OUT FOR HINTI!

The Frankfurt centre-back now has five Bundesliga goals this season, making him the league's highest-scoring defender. Four of those have come from corners, which is also a league best this term.
71'
substitutesGoncalo Paciencia
68'

WIDE FROM SILVA!

Kamada does really well to dig out a cross from the right and it loops towards Silva at the back post. He's got the unmarked Kostic just behind him, begging for a knock-down, but Silva doesn't see him and heads wide!
64'

HINTEREGGER GETS FRANKFURT BACK IN IT!

Kostic curls a beautiful corner from the left into the middle, where it's met by Toure. His downward header is diverted over the line from close range by Hinteregger and now Frankfurt have a lifeline!
65'

Martin Hinteregger

GOAL!

1 : 2
Martin Hinteregger
Video Assistant Referee
SituationGoal
ReviewOffside?
DecisionGoal
63'

GRUJIC DOUBLES HERTHA'S LEAD

A long ball is floated into the box and turned back across the face of goal, where Grujic is lurking to tap over the line! It's against the run of play again and now Hertha are 2-0 up!
63'

Marko Grujic

GOAL!

0 : 2
Marko Grujic
62'

TACTICAL CHANGE FOR FRANKFURT

On comes Rode for Fernandes in midfield as Hütter looks to inject a bit more energy and dynamism into his side.
62'
<- Sebastian Rode
-> Gélson Fernandes
58'

HERTHA SOLID

Frankfurt are trying their best to find a way back into this game, regularly finding Da Costa and Kostic on the flanks as they look for space, but so far the visitors have managed to repel everything.
55'

FRANKFURT FRUSTRATED

There have been lots of niggly little fouls in the last few minutes, which isn't really helping the Eagles' cause as it's interrupting their flow as they look for an equaliser.
52'
substitutesAlmamy Touré
49'

EARLY CHANGE FOR HERTHA

Duda is taken off, presumably as a precaution because he was on a yellow card and treading thin ice after fouling Kostic just now. Löwen comes on his in place.
49'
<- Eduard Löwen
-> Ondrej Duda
47'

TOURE HEADS WIDE

Kostic wins a free-kick wide on the left and takes the set-piece himself, curling a cross in towards the near post. Toure is first to it, but heads wide of the target.

UNDER WAY AGAIN!

Frankfurt kick things off again at the Commerzbank-Arena.
Kick-off!
45' + 2'

FRANKFURT BETTER, HERTHA AHEAD

The hosts will most likely be feeling frustrated at being behind as they have been the better side by a considerable distance. They've had more possession (53.5 per cent), crosses (10 to 2) and shots (9 to 5), but are behind in the only metric that really counts: the scoreline.
Half-time
45'

GRUJIC SHOOTS OVER

A good, driving run from Duda helps Hertha make headway in midfield and he gets to the edge of the Frankfurt box. His attempted pass wide is cut out, but the rebound falls kindly for Grujic, who doesn't hesitate before shooting. His left-footed drive is well struck, but goes harmlessly over.
43'

LOVELY FROM KAMADA

The Japanese bursts forward in midfield, a brilliant change of pace taking him past his marker. He plays a one-two with Paciencia on the edge of the Hertha area and goes down under a challenge. He wants a free-kick but the the referee waves play on.
Video Assistant Referee
SituationGoal
ReviewPrevious foul?
DecisionNo goal
39'

VAR INTERVENES

The goal will not stand as there was a foul from Kostic on Stark in the build-up.
38'

KAMADA EQUALISES!

This is a lovely goal and no less than Frankfurt deserve. Kostic finds space down the left and pulls a low ball back across the penalty box. Paciencia dummies it for the onrushing Kamada, who sidefoots it home!
38'

KAMADA EQUALISES!

This is a lovely goal and no less than Frankfurt deserve. Kostic finds space down the left and pulls a low ball back across the penalty box. Paciencia dummies it for the onrushing Kamada, who sidefoots it home!
34'

HOME FROM HOME FOR LUKEBAKIO

The Belgian seems to enjoy playing on the road: 3 of his 4 Bundesliga goals for Hertha have come in away games, as have 10 of his 14 overall.
33'

ONE SHOT, ONE GOAL

Lukebakio's effort was the first shot Hertha had on goal in this match. Talk about ruthless efficiency...
31'

SOW HAS A GO!

Frankfurt try to hit back right away as Sow is afforded space in midfield. He's a good 30 yards out but takes a hit at goal. He catches the ball well but it's always rising and ends up whistling just over the bar.
30'

LUKEBAKIO FIRES HERTHA IN FRONT!

This is very much against the run of play, but Hertha take the lead. Grujic flicks a ball from the left into the path of Lukebakio, whose pace takes him away from his marker, before slotting past Rönnow!
30'

Dodi Lukébakio

GOAL!

0 : 1
Dodi Lukébakio
29'

OVER FROM TOURE

Kostic swings in a corner from the left and Toure is first to it, but he guides his header over the bar.
27'

CHANCE FOR... HINTEREGGER?

The Eintracht centre-back plays a swift one-two with Silva on the edge of the Hertha box and speeds into the area to collect the return pass. He then drives a powerful shot towards the far post, but Kraft makes a solid saves to keep it out.
27'

WIDE FROM SILVA

Da Costa's sweeping cross from the right goes all the way through to Kostic on the left, who plays a first-time ball back into the middle, where he finds Silva. The Portuguese takes it on the volley, but his deft touch floats wide of the far post. It was a nicely taken effort though.
23'

STARK BOOKED

A Hertha attack on the left breaks down and suddenly Frankfurt are on the charge forward. The ball comes to Silva, who takes a touch and wants to free Kostic into space down the left, but he's bundled over by Stark, who sees a yellow card for his trouble for a rather blatant tactical foul.
24'
substitutesNiklas Stark
22'

HOSTS ON TOP

Hertha are yet to test Rönnow in the Frankfurt goal, whereas the hosts have already had five shots.
21'

CLOSE FROM SILVA!

The ensuing corner from the left is swung in deep towards the back post, where Silva is lurking. He instantly gets off an effort on goal but Kraft is equal to it and produces a brilliant diving save.
19'

VITAL INTERCEPTION FROM REKIK!

Kostic plays a brilliant one-two on the left with Kamada and scurries into the box. He's looking for Paciencia in the middle for what would be a simple tap-in, but Rekik anticipates the danger and clears for a corner.
17'

POWERFUL RUN FROM STARK

The Hertha defender takes attacking matters into his own hands as he surges forward past Kamada and into the box. His momentum takes him past Hinteregger, but his attempted cross from the byline is blocked for a corner. Impressive stuff from the Germany international.
14'

KAMADA TESTS KRAFT

Frankfurt reply in kind almost instantly, as Kamada finds a pocket of space in the left-hand side of the Hertha box. He jinks inside onto his stronger right foot and shoots low towards the front post, but Kraft sees it all the way and makes a routine save.
13'

CHANCE FOR SELKE!

Duda wriggles his way past a couple of players inside the Frankfurt box, with the defenders standing off him to avoid giving away a penalty. Duda dinks a cross to the back post to Selke, who's completely unmarked. He takes a touch to settle himself before slotting it... wide of the far post! It's a bad miss, but a goal wouldn't have counted anyway as the linesman raises his flag for offside.
9'

CAUTION FOR DUDA

The Hertha playmaker is the first player to go into the referee's notebook today for a late challenge that leaves Hinteregger clutching his shin. He's ok to continue though.
9'
substitutesOndrej Duda
7'

KOSTIC GETTING HIS EYE IN

Frankfurt left-winger Filip Kostic has tried a couple of speculative crosses from the left so far, aiming for the space between the goalkeeper and the defence. They've been dealt with well so far, but Kostic usually needs one or two efforts to find his range - and is usually decisive after that.
4'

HIGH PRESS FROM FRANKFURT

Paciencia has been quick to chase down Hertha goalkeeper Stark whenever he's had the ball so far, forcing him to punt it long. Eintracht's beefy midfielders and defenders have been winning the first balls, so the visitors can't really make any inroads going forward yet.
2'

FURIOUS OPENING

Neither team is holding back in the early exchanges here, with a number of hefty challenges already going in. They're both trying to get forward as quickly as possible and there's a glimpse of an opening for Paciencia, who finds space down the left, but he wants too much tme to pick out a cross into the middle and ends up being tackled.

HERE WE GO!

Hertha get the ball rolling on Matchday 14!
Kick-off!

MOMENTS AWAY

The players are now out on the pitch at the Commerzbank-Arena, ready for the final pre-match formalities. We'll be under way any moment now!

A PUNT ON DAICHI?

You’ve still got time to make changes to your Fantasy Manager teams for this weekend, and if you’re still unsure who to bring in then we’ve got a little tip from this game in Frankfurt attacking midfielder Daichi Kamada. Only three per cent of Fantasy teams feature the Japanese playmaker but he’s a snip at just 6.8M, has registered at least 10 points in three games this season and bagged a match-winning brace away at Arsenal just eight days ago. Think about it…

KLINSI MAKES HIS MARK

New Hertha boss Jürgen Klinsmann will have been impressed with large parts of his side’s performance in the 2-1 loss at home to Dortmund in his debut game. however, he has made three changes, all coming in midfield. There are new wing-backs in Lukas Klünter and Marvin Plattenhardt in place of Marius Wolf and Maximilian Mittelstädt, while Ondrej Duda is also given a chance to impress after not featuring at all in November.

CHANCE FOR SILVA

A groin injury to Mijat Gacinovic has opened the door for Portugal forward Andre Silva to make his first Bundesliga start since the 2-2 draw with Bremen on Matchday 7. The 24-year-old has three goals and one assist in seven league appearances so far. Elsewhere, Gelson Fernandes returns to midfield in place of the suspended Dominik Kohr.

HERTHA ON TOP

This is the 63rd Bundesliga meetings between these two teams. Hertha have by far the better record overall, with 29 wins to Frankfurt's 16, with 17 draws. The visitors from Berlin are even unbeaten in their last five league trips to the Commerzbank-Arena (W1, D4).

OVERDUE WIN FOR FRANKFURT?

The Eagles have lost their last three Bundesliga outings, so wil lbe more determined than ever to return to winning ways here. It's been a rare week without a midweek fixture for them - even if they did play in Mainz on Monday - so fatigue should not be an issue for the hosts here.

FRANKFURT STARTING XI:

Rönnow – Toure, Hasebe (c), Hinteregger – da Costa, Sow, Fernandes, Kostic – Kamada – Silva, Paciencia

FRANKFURT SUBS:

Wiedwald, Ndicka, Joveljic, Torro, Rode, Chandler, Durm, Stendera, Cetin

HERTHA STARTING LINE-UP

Kraft – Stark (c), Boyata, Rekik – Klünter, Darida, Grujic, Plattenhardt – Duda – Selke, Lukebakio

HERTHA SUBS:

Smarsch, Mittelstädt, Torunarigha, Dilrosun, Kalou, Löwen, Wolf, Ibisevic, Köpke  
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