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A late challenge on Hasebe earns Mere the first card for Cologne of the afternoon.
We'll have three minutes of time added on at the end of this game.
Silva comes off a few minutes before time with Hrustic on for the final minutes.
INTO THE FINAL MINUTES...
Cologne are still pushing, looking for a way back into this game. But Frankfurt's defence has been just as good as their attack in this second half.
ZUBER FLUFFS HIS CHANCE
The substitute is played in behind the Cologne defence but can't get a shot quickly enough before Cestic recovers and blocks his effort in front of goal.
THE DEADLY DUO AT IT AGAIN
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N'DICKA DOUBLES THE LEAD!
A perfect corner from Kostic meets N'Dicka's run to the near post and he heads it across goal past Horn. Fantastic set piece work from Frankfurt, with the Frenchman scoring in back-to-back games for the first time in the Bundesliga to all-but seal the points.
ANOTHER TOURE CHALLENGE
It's a final warning already for the Frenchman as he brings down Rexhbecaj with a clumsy challenge.
The substitute is cautioned here with Cologne piling on the pressure.
Two attacking moves for Cologne for the final 20 minutes as they look to get back into the game.
Jovic, Rode and Toure are all on for the final 20 minutes replacing Sow, Durm and Younes for Frankfurt.
The wing-back is taking treatment to a knock now and will look to be able to carry on.
DENNIS NOT FAR OFF!
A big chance again for Dennis who exchanges passes with Özcan before he bends a shot around Hinteregger looking for the far top corner. This one whizzes just past the post in the end.
HIGH FIVES ALL ROUND
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HORN HEADS WIDE
Dennis does well to reach the byline before crossing into the Frankfurt area, but he can't angle his glancing header on target. He's still looking for his first senior goal.
FOURTH TIME THE CHARM
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IT COULD ONLY BE SILVA!
He's had chance after chance, and the goal finally comes for Silva. It's Durm who shoots from the edge of the box and it flicks off Kamada into the path of Silva, who beats Horn to the loose ball and chips the Cologne No.1 to add to his scoring tally. His 18th of the season, outscoring Lewandowski in 2021.
SILVA GOAL RULED OUT!
The one time Silva puts the ball in the back of the Cologne net, it's ruled out. Kostic tried to reach the ball before it went over the byline to cross into the middle. Silva nodded home the cross, but the ball had just gone out of play beforehand.
SOMEHOW NO SILVA GOAL
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Once again a cross from Kostic meets Silva in the middle and he gets a header on target, but there's not enough power or direction on it to beat Horn who plucks it out of the air.
ReviewBall out of play?
BRIGHT START AGAIN
As they did in the first half, Cologne making a bright start to the second half with a positive mindset to their pressing and passing.
DENNIS IN ON GOAL!
Cologne send the ball up the pitch and it falls kindly for Dennis into the Frankfurt area, but he snatches at his shot dragging the ball well wide across goal. A big chance at the start of the second half for Cologne.
A half-time change for Cologne with Thielmann on for Duda as we get the game back underway in the second half.
SILVA SO CLOSE!
Kostic whips in another cross from the left to meet Silva towards the back post, but he can't get his header on target as it drifts just over the crossbar. Another big, big chance goes begging for Frankfurt before the break.
Kamada does superbly well to beat Mere on the dribble and cut the ball back in front of goal before reaching the byline. Kostic slides to try and poke it home but misses the ball by a matter of inches. The home side coming closer and closer.
BETTER FROM COLOGNE
The away side getting on the ball in the last few minutes, winning challenges in the Frankfurt half and getting forward themselves. But Frankfurt aren't making it easy for them to really put pressure on the hosts' goal.
FRANKFURT IN CHARGE
Cologne started brightly, but Frankfurt are in total control of this game now. They're dominating possession and creating chances, with the only thing missing so far being that opening goal of the game.
SHOT ON GOAL!
Trapp is made to work for the first time in the game as Rexhbecaj hits a shot from distance, but it's a simple save in the end for Frankfurt's No.1.
The midfielder is booked for a foul on Rexhbecaj and that's his fifth of the season, meaning he is suspended for next weekend's game at home to Bayern Munich.
N'Dicka meets Kostic's corner at the near post ahead of Horn, but he can't get his header over the ball to angle it on target. Frustration building now as Frankfurt continue to press on and on.
KAMADA WITH THE SHOT!
A lay-off header from Silva for Kamada to strike at goal from the edge of goal. Horn tips the fiercely-hit shot over the crossbar to keep the scores level for now.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
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FRANKFURT TURNING THE SCREWS
KAMADA SO CLOSE!
Frankfurt piling on the pressure here and it's a cross from Durm on the right which finds Kamada in the middle with Mere unable to clear the ball. He gets a header away but there's not much power behind it and Horn is perfectly-placed to parry the ball away.
SILVA IN ON GOAL!
A long ball from Younes sends Silva in on goal over Mere. He races towards goal, but Mere recovers and forces him wide before Horn comes out and blocks the ball out of play off Silva for a goal kick. The first sign of what danger Silva can cause.
The left winger is on the run as he charges down at the Cologne defence. He goes past Mere, but there's another Cologne defender in support with Cestic making a good challenge to snuff out the danger before Kostic could get a shot away.
Kostic gets his first effort on goal away from the edge of the Cologne area, but this one is blocked.
FUN IN THE SUN
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Kostic lofts a free-kick into the area from the centre of the pitch and Silva meets it with a glancing header but sends it wide. Frankfurt's main men beginning to get involved in the game as Frankfurt keep the pressure on the Cologne defence.
FIRST SHOT ON GOAL
Frankfurt produce the first shot on target with Durm found in space on the edge of the Cologne area by Hasebe, but his shot is straight at Horn.
Cologne pressing high up the pitch here and enjoying most of the possession by forcing Frankfurt to play the ball long so far.
HERE WE GO!
The ball is running in a sunny Frankfurt for the first of our Sunday double-header.
WATCH: FRANKFURT'S FLYING EAGLES
TALE OF THE TAPE
Frankfurt's incredible form over the last two/three months has seen them fly up the table and a win today would see them leapfrog Leverkusen and Wolfsburg to sit third before the Wolves are in action later on. They could pull three points away from Leverkusen most importantly, though, after their draw with Mainz on Saturday. Meanwhile, Cologne are creeping away from the relegation zone with every passing game and currently sit four points clear of Bielefeld in the relegation play-off spot. Any points will be massive for them at this point.
IN SILVA, EINTRACHT TRUST
Jovic is once again among the substitutes for Frankfurt this afternoon, but that comes as no surprise when Silva is in the form of his career. Silva is the Bundesliga’s leading scorer in 2021 with eight goals and is already on 17 for the season.
COLOGNE'S HAPPY TRAVELS
Cologne have been much better on the road than they have at home this season, earning 15 of their 21 points on their travels.
TWO IN-FORM SIDE
The Eagles are the Bundesliga’s most in-form team, taking 19 of a possible 21 points since the turn of the year. The Billy Goats are in superb form themselves, however, winning three of their last four.
WATCH: LAST TIME OUT - SPOILS SHARED
FRANKFURT TEAM NEWS
Frankfurt are without a league defeat since mid-December, and will be confident of extending that run against a side 10 places and 15 points below them in the table. But for Schubert, Hütter also has a full-strength squad to call upon for Sunday's game and has kept his team unchanged. Jovic is waiting on the bench.
COLOGNE TEAM NEWS
Dennis started at the Borussia-Park last Saturday, but Meyer only watched on from the bench. It's the same again today and Meyer might have a job getting in the team once fit, even if club captain Hector is struggling with a muscular injury. With neither in action, Rexhbecaj hit the high notes with both goals against Gladbach and keeps his place in the middle of the park. Jakobs left the game on crutches last week. J. Horn occupies his spot on the left.
WATCH: WELCOME TO FRANKFURT!
FRANKFURT STARTING XI!
Trapp - Tuta, Hinteregger, N'Dicka - Durm, Sow, Hasebe (c), Kostic - Kamada, Younes - Silva
Bördner, Toure, Ilsanker, Hrustic, Zuber, Rode, Chandler, Barkok, Jovic
COLOGNE STARTING XI!
T. Horn (c) - Cestic, Mere, Czichos - Wolf, Skhiri, Özcan, J. Horn - Duda, Rexhbecaj - Dennis
Zieler, Schmitz, Katterbach, Ehizibue, Meyer, Limnios, Drexler, Thielmann, Arokodare
Here you will find the most important information on the game between Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Köln on Matchday 21 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.