Highlights

FINAL
An der Alten Försterei
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An der Alten Försterei
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WATCH: RONNOW ON UNION'S FORM

90'
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UNION TAKE THE SPOILS

The referee blows for full time and the stadium erupts. Union are up to sixth place in the standings following a solid win over Europa League semi-finalists Eintracht, who are in tenth place after this game.
90'
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ALMOST MICHEL

Voglesammer with a wonderful delivery in for the stretching Michel. It's just too far for the Union man and Eintracht survive.
90'
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MICHEL BOOKING

Sven Michel trips Hasebe and goes into the ref's notebook.
90'
+ 2

Yellow card

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Sven Michel
Sven Michel
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

Substitute Trimmel blasts one over and we'll have four more minutes before this game comes to a close.
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Jesper Gränge Lindström
Jesper Gränge Lindström 33.52km/h
2.
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker 32.85km/h
3.
Ragnar Prince Friedl Ache
Ragnar Prince Friedl Ache 32.64km/h
88'

N'DICKA TO THE RESCUE

N'dicka makes a crucial intervention to deny Union a third goal here. Top defending from the Parisian.
86'

Distance run (km)
110.2
105.4
84'

Substitution

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Christopher Trimmel
Christopher Trimmel
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Julian Ryerson
Julian Ryerson
84'

Substitution

sub
Bastian Oczipka
Bastian Oczipka
sub
Niko Gießelmann
Niko Gießelmann
83'

PRÖMEL BATTLES ON

Prömel's taken a nasty, unintentional, kick from Tuta. The Union captain gets some treatment, limps off the pitch and re-emerges shortly afterwards, fit to see this one out.
81'

AWONIYI'S PARTING GIFT

Off goes Union's record goalscorer Awoniyi. The striker removes his shirt and throws it to the adoring home fans on his way from the pitch.
81'

Substitution

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Sven Michel
Sven Michel
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Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi
77'

A LITTLE ACHE HELP

Ache sprints fast towards a through pass but it runs out of play, as does the Eintracht man, who hits the advertising board and somersaults over it. Gießelmann and Knoche help Ache back to his feet.
76'

HERE COMES HASEBE

Chances really have been at a premium in the second half as Union look to see this one out. Eintracht gamble on Makoto Hasebe to change their fortunes with 15' to play.
76'

Substitution

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Makoto Hasebe
Makoto Hasebe
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Kristijan Jakic
Kristijan Jakic
71'

Yellow card

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Christopher Lenz
Christopher Lenz
71'

DOUBLE BOOKING

A no brainer for the ref there as Lenz almost pulls Prömel's shirt off. Baumgartl then goes into the book for felling Ache.
71'

Yellow card

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Timo Baumgartl
Timo Baumgartl
69'

Distance run (km)
9.4
9.3
Grischa Prömel Jens Petter Hauge
68'

UNION APPLAUSE

Haraguchi and Becker get a solid ovation from the home fans as both make their way from the field following a job well done here.
67'

Substitution

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Andreas Voglsammer
Andreas Voglsammer
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Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker
67'

Substitution

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Christopher Lenz
Christopher Lenz
sub
Filip Kostic
Filip Kostic
67'

Substitution

sub
András Schäfer
András Schäfer
sub
Genki Haraguchi
Genki Haraguchi
64'

AWONIYI CHANNELS MARADONA

Awoniyi goes on an inspired, powerful run down the left. He ghosts past one man, beats another with a subtle feint, and then spoils it all by blasting over. What a goal that would have been!
61'

UNION RUNNING THINGS

Speaking of Eintracht's European efforts in the week, it's probably of little surprise that Die Adler have run almost 2.5 miles less than their energised opponents today.
59'

FRANKFURT CHANGES

Eintracht welcome two of the players who helped the Eagles to that superb win in Barcelona last Thursday into this game, with Kamada and Knauff entering the fray.
59'

Substitution

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Ansgar Knauff
Ansgar Knauff
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Timothy Chandler
Timothy Chandler
58'

Substitution

sub
Daichi Kamada
Daichi Kamada
sub
Ajdin Hrustic
Ajdin Hrustic
54'

SLOWER PACE

Union have taken their foot slightly off the pedal compared to that frantic first-half display. Their fans continue in full voice inside the Stadion An der Alten Försterei, however.
52'

Goal attempts
8 off target
3 on target
3 off target
2 on target
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AWONIYI LANDMARK

Harking back to the first half and Awoniyi's opener. That was the eighth time this Bundesliga season that the forward put Union 1-0 up, a number only Bayern's Robert Lewandowski and Anthony Modeste of Cologne can match this term.
47'

PACIENCIA SHOWS THE WAY

Superb work from Paciencia, who displays great energy in barreling down the left before winning a free kick. Eintracht have certainly perked up after the restart.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

SECOND HALF IS GO !

We're back underway in the German capital, where the visitors make a change, Ragnar Ache replacing Lindstrom.
45'
+ 2

Substitution

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Ragnar Ache
Ragnar Ache
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Jesper Lindström
Jesper Lindström
45'
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HALF TIME !

Union go in at the break in jubilant mood. The hosts have stunned Eintracht here with an energetic, attacking display. Goals from Awoniyi and Prömel have the capital club two goals to the good. It could have been worse for the visitors.
Half-time
44'

KHEDIRA AGAIN

Awoniyi gets to the byline and cuts back for the onrushing Khedira, who smashes wide.
43'

HAUGE CHANCE

Hauge is through on the left and fires at the target. Rönnow, who hasn't had a huge amount to do in this game, makes the stop at his near post.
40'

SCORERS STATS

Worth reminding ourselves that Prömel has now netted for the sixth time in the Bundesliga this season. Awoniyi, meanwhile, has registered a club record 13th goal in a single campaign.
36'

GLASNER CONCERN

Oliver Glasner cuts a very worried figure on the sideline. As he wonders how to change the flow of thus game, Haraguchi scampers down the right and sends in a dangerous low pass that evades everyone and trickles wide.
30'

NO LET UP

Timothy Chandler looks to alleviate the pressure at the other end but the American can't quite make the breakthrough and Union are on the attack again.
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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Jesper Gränge Lindström
Jesper Gränge Lindström 33.36km/h
2.
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker 32.85km/h
3.
Filip Kostic
Filip Kostic 32.15km/h
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xGoals

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
xGoals
2
0.85
0.02
0
Goals
27'

SUPER SAVE !

Grahl leaps and palms Khedira's scissor kick over the crossbar. The Union fans behind that goal are absolutely loving this. It's one-way traffic.
24'

ALMOST ANOTHER

Prömel's through again! He marches through a huge gap in the Frankfurt defence and has time to pick his spot. That spot is wide of the post, however. Eintracht are on the ropes here.
23'

Goal attempts
2 off target
2 on target
1 off target
0 on target
21'

UNION IN HEAVEN

Scenes! Prömel keeps the ball from passing the endline and then keeps up the pressure as Eintracht give up possession. Prömel has the ball once more and unleashes a delicious shot to the far corner that flies in to the delight of the home fans.
20'

Grischa Prömel

GOAL!

2 : 0
Grischa Prömel
17'

AWONIYI'S STRENGTH PREVAILS

Awoniyi battles past Frankfurt captain Hinteregger and then stands strong against N'dicka before slamming home the game's opener. Eintracht are not happy as they felt Awoniyi fouled there, but the goal stands.
17'

Taiwo Awoniyi

GOAL!

1 : 0
Taiwo Awoniyi
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
20 %
12'

HARAGUCHI HITS THE POST

A inviting cross from Baumgartl finds Haraguchi stooping to flick a header towards the far post. It has Grahl in the Frankfurt goal beaten, but connects with the upright. So, so close for Union.
10'

HRUSTIC FROM DOWNTOWN

Hrustic may have taken that whack to the back a little while ago, but the Frankfurt No. 7 fancies a blast at the Union goal here and the shot from distance goes wide. Hrustic stretches out a little. He's clearly not feeling 100%.
9'

Possession (%)
3961
8'

BECKER OFF TARGET

Becker gets into a decent position on the left but rushes his shot a little, thus the ball flies high and wide.
6'

UNION BACKING

Amazing atmosphere at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei. The men in red are responding in front of a full house, zipping the ball about and looking for openings.
5'

HRUSTIC SCARE

Hrustic goes down, landing on his back, and looks in some discomfort here. That was nasty. Thnkfully, the Eintracht man is soon back on his feet and ok to continue.
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AWAY WE GO

Union get the ball rolling in the German capital and it's game on !
Kick-off!

100 UP

Two Frankfurt players are reaching a significant milestone today: N'dicka makes his 100th Bundesliga appearance, and Hinteregger his 100th Bundesliga outing for Frankfurt.

TEAM NEWS - UNION

There's just the two changes to the Union team following their thumping 4-1 success against city rivals Hertha last week. Jaeckel returns from suspension to replace Heintz in defence, while Ryerson starts on the right ahead of team captain Trimmel.

TEAM NEWS - FRANKFURT

Glasner has brought in six new faces to his team following the energy sapping win in Barcelona on Thursday; more changes than he has made between competitive games all season. Trapp sustained a wrist injury in that game so misses out here, with Grahl replacing him between the posts. Elsewhere, Paciencia replaces Borre up front, Hauge starts ahead of Kamada in attacking midfield, Chandler comes in for Knauff at right wing-back, Tuta for Toure ont he right side of the three-man defence, while Hrustic takes Rode's place in central midfield.

UNION STARTING XI

Ronnow - Jaeckel, Knoche, Baumgartl - Khedira - Ryerson, Haraguchi, Prömel, Gießelmann - Becker, Awoniyi

UNION SUBS

Busk, Oczipka, Trimmel, Heintz, Schäfer, Möhwald, Voglsammer, Michel, Behrens

FRANKFURT STARTING XI

Grahl - Tuta, Hinteregger, N'Dicka - Chandler, Jakic, Hrustic, Kostic - Lindstrom, Hauge - Paciencia

FRANKFURT SUBS

Bignetti, Toure, Hasebe, Lenz, Kamada, Rode, Borre, Ache, Knauff
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING - UNION

"We have to bring our best performance," said Union head coach Urs Fischer at his pre-match media briefing. "Then we'll see what condition the opposition is in. Every game starts at zero. After the win over Hertha last week, it's about confirming that performance. We need to get that in our heads."
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING - FRANKFURT

"Union are very strong at home in their own stadium and have a lot of pace with Taiwo Awoniyi and Sheraldo Becker," said Frankfurt head coach Oliver Glasner in the build-up to this game. "They’re a very well-organised team in a 3-5-2 formation and they’re lightning fast in transitions going forward. The most important thing will be to be ready for a very physical game, and to compete against that.”
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WATCH: PREVIOUS MEETING: FRANKFURT 2-1 UNION

Frankfurt took all three points on Matchday 13. Sow opened the scoring midway through the first half, only for Max Kruse - now at Wolfsburg - to level matters after the break. A goal from Evan N'Dicka in the fifth minute of stoppage time earned the win for the Eagles, though.

ADVANTAGE FRANKFURT?

The Eagles clearly have the upper hand in this fixture in the Bundesliga. In the teams' five top-flight encounters to date, Frankfurt have won three - including the last two. There's been just one draw and one triumph for Union. Overall, Frankfurt have won seven of the 12 competitive matches these two have played, to Union's one.

EUROPE ON THE LINE!

Frankfurt's sensational victory in Barcelona on Thursday has put them in the Europa League semi-finals for the second time in four years - and they're eager to return to continental football next season too. Currently down in 10th on 39 points, they have a seven-point difference to make up on Cologne in sixth place. Union, who enjoyed their time in the Europa Conference League group stage this term, are just two points off sixth place, so will also be eyeing a victory here.
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