Highlights

FINAL
An der Alten Försterei
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An der Alten Försterei
90'
+ 5

HONOURS EVEN

Fürth were one mistake from doing the double over Union and claiming a positive from this season, but they do remain unbeaten against a European contender and take a small step closer to their goal of matching their 21 points from 2012/13. Union miss out on the chance of confirming their place in Europe next season.
Full-time
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

Three minutes to potentially find a winner.
90'
+ 1

Yellow card

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Branimir Hrgota
Branimir Hrgota
90'

SEVEN SHOTS FOR THE VISITORS

All in the first 45 minutes. Fürth have never had a whole half without a shot in the Bundesliga.
Goal attempts
3 off target
3 on target
5 off target
2 on target
90'

Substitution

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Gideon Jung
Gideon Jung
sub
Timothy Tillman
Timothy Tillman
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.
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker 34.66km/h
2.
Luca Itter
Luca Itter 33.46km/h
3.
Simon Asta
Simon Asta 33.26km/h
87'

VOGLSAMMER WIDE

Fürth fail to deal with a ball into their area. It falls to Voglsammer on the edge of the box but he snatches at his shot.
85'

Substitution

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Levin Öztunali
Levin Öztunali
sub
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker
84'

Substitution

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Dickson Abiama
Dickson Abiama
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Jamie Leweling
Jamie Leweling
81'

DO UNION DESERVE TO BE AHEAD?

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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).
The stats for xGoals would suggest so, but Michel's goal having a probability of 96% gives their total a huge boost.
xGoals
1
1.42
0.42
1
Goals
79'

OUCH

Asta and Knoche both slide in for a ball and collide at pace and need treatment.
77'

Yellow card

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Robin Knoche
Robin Knoche
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SUPER-SUB SVEN

Michel's third goal since joining Union in January. All have come from the bench. Only Nils Petersen and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting have got more by substitutes (four).
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THERE IT IS!

They've confident playing out from the back all game but it's come back to bite Fürth now. Viergever dispossessed in his own box by substitute Michel, with Linde way off to the right offering an option. A simple tap-in for the Union man to bring his team level.
73'

Substitution

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Maximilian Bauer
Maximilian Bauer
sub
Jetro Willems
Jetro Willems
73'

Substitution

sub
Julian Green
Julian Green
sub
Jessic Ngankam
Jessic Ngankam
72'

Sven Michel

GOAL!

1 : 1
Sven Michel
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.
96 %
71'

URS MOVES

Two more strikers on for the hosts as they look for that equaliser.
70'

Substitution

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Sven Michel
Sven Michel
sub
Niko Gießelmann
Niko Gießelmann
70'

Substitution

sub
Kevin Behrens
Kevin Behrens
sub
Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi
67'

FÜRTH AT FORTRESS FÖRSTEREI

Union's only league losses at home in the last 18 months have been against Bayern and Dortmund. Are Fürth going to join that illustrious list?
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67'

VOGLSAMMER

Now the substitute getting his head to a Trimmel cross. Again, straight at Linde.
66'

AWONIYI

First telling chance of the half as the Nigerian is slipped in down the left, but his shot lacks power and is easy for Linde to hold.
64'

BOTH SIDES PLAYING THEIR WAY

Passes
282
275
61'

HOUR GONE

We're two thirds of the way through this match at the Alte Försterei. Greuther look in control but it's still only 1-0, and Union seem to be growing into the game.
59'

WON'T SIT

Becker with a dangerous ball from the left looking for Awoniyi. He can't turn it goalwards at the front post, but Prömel reacts and tries a back heel. Too close to Linde.
57'

PRÖMEL HAS A GO

But his effort is off target from 20 yards.
54'

CLOVER LEAVES FAR CALMER ON THE BALL

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Pass Efficiency
Pass Efficiency compares the number of successful passes with the number of passes expected to find another teammate. For this, every pass receives an AI-calculated probability to be a successful one. If a player has a positive Pass Efficiency value, he has brought more passes to his teammates than predicted.
Pass Efficiency
1.06
2.23
Paul Jaeckel
Jamie Leweling
0.56
1.89
Frederik Rønnow
Nick Viergever
0.17
1.16
Christopher Trimmel
Branimir Hrgota
53'

Yellow card

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Julian Ryerson
Julian Ryerson
52'

NOT FAR

Fürth win the ball high up the pitch and Ngankam tries to pick out Hrgota with a lofted ball, but Ronnow is alert and off his line quickly to collect.
50'

BY NO MEANS OVER

Fürth have already lost seven games this season in which they've taken the lead. Only Saarbrücken in 1963/64 have ever thrown away more leads to lose (nine). Greuther have also led at the break away from home three times this campaign. They lost all those (3-1 at Cologne, 4-1 in Leipzig and 4-1 at Bayern).
46'

FISCHER RESPONDS

No doubt not impressed by that first half, Union boss Urs Fischer opts for a change and sends on striker Andreas Voglsammer. Becker will likely drop off Awoniyi a bit.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

Substitution

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Andreas Voglsammer
Andreas Voglsammer
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Genki Haraguchi
Genki Haraguchi
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45'
+ 2

HALF-TIME

There are no doubt many people wondering where this Fürth were when it mattered this season. They've been very good here, restricting Union to pretty much nothing while striking themselves with a brilliant hit from Hrgota. But the Clover Leaves are yet to win on the road this season. In fact, they haven't done so on their travels in the Bundesliga since this matchday in 2012/13.
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

Just one minute of it in the east of Berlin as Gießelmann swings a free-kick into the arms of Linde.
44'

DANGEROUS FROM BECKER

A teasing cross from the right looking for his strike partner, but the ball just skips away from Awoniyi on the stretch.
37'

BUSY BRANIMIR

The captain has nine goals this season, accounting for almost a third of Fürth's tally.
Shots
1
4
Taiwo Awoniyi Branimir Hrgota
36'

RECORD EQUALLED

That was Fürth's 26 goal of the season, equalling the total they got in their only previous Bundesliga campaign in 2012/13.
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WHAT A HIT!

A Fürth free-kick into the box is headed clear but straight to the feet of Hrgota 12 yards out but way out to the right of goal. The skipper takes a touch to knock it onto his left foot and bends an unstoppable effort inside the far post. Lovely finish.
33'

Branimir Hrgota

GOAL!

0 : 1
Branimir Hrgota
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.
5 %
31'

KNOCHE!

Gießelmann delivers an in-swinger from that right side. It comes through to Knoche, but the ball bounces off him and pops up for Linde.
31'

HANDBALL

Willems is penalised for handball to the side of the Fürth box. He also talks himself into a yellow card. It's the Dutchman's fifth caution of the season, so he'll miss the final home game against Dortmund next week.
31'

Yellow card

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Jetro Willems
Jetro Willems
30'

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.
Sheraldo Becker
Sheraldo Becker 34.66km/h
2.
Luca Itter
Luca Itter 33.46km/h
3.
Taiwo Awoniyi
Taiwo Awoniyi 32.45km/h
26'

STILL NOTHING CLEAR CUT

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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).
And the stats suggest that Awoniyi's chance was a better one than all five of Fürth's combined.
xGoals
0
0.34
0.28
0
Goals
24'

HEINTZ DONE

The central defender went down holding his ankle and has signalled he can't continue, so on comes Ryerson. A full-back by trade, but he's slotted straight into the back three.
24'

Substitution

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Julian Ryerson
Julian Ryerson
sub
Dominique Heintz
Dominique Heintz
21'

BRIGHT START FROM THE CLOVER LEAVES

Goal attempts
1 off target
0 on target
4 off target
1 on target
19'

CONFIDENT FROM LINDE

Greuther have been much more solid at the back since Andreas Linde took over in goal at the start of the year, and he's shown real confidence to chip the ball over the onrushing Awoniyi as Fürth play out.
18'

DOUBLE CHANCE!

Again a low cross from the right, again the men in green and black fluff their lines. This time Hrgota and Ngankam both miss the ball. Then Raschl strikes the underside of the crossbar from 20 yards before Ronnow snaffles up the loose ball. This is a positive start from the Clover Leaves.
15'

3-4-3

We had Fürth lining up with Leweling behind a front two of Ngankam and Hrgota, but they've started with a clear three-man front line, with Leweling wide right, Hrgota on the left and Ngankam through the middle.
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12'

FIRST SIGHT

First time we've seen the Berliners get up the other end. Trimmel delivers one of those pin-point crosses he's known for. Awoniyi is onto the end of it but flashes his effort just wide.
10'

CHANCE FOR HRGOTA!

And the Clover Leaves quickly getting the ball into the box from the right, but the skipper fluffs his lines and only kicks the air.
9'

VISITORS ON THE BALL

Are Fürth finally playing with no pressure now their fate is confirmed?
Possession (%)
4159
5'

DECENT START

Perhaps surprisingly it's the relegated visitors who are starting brightest. They've earned their second corner in the first few minutes, but Willems' delivery is headed clear.
Kick-off!

TEAMS IN THE TUNNEL

Kick-off is moments away in Berlin on the 2,000th matchday in Bundesliga history.
0:21
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WATCH: WARM-UP TIME AT THE ALTE FÖRSTEREI

8:02
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WATCH: BUNDESLIGA BLOOPERS

Open goals, goalkeeper clangers and more... Take a look back at some of the bloopers from down the years in the Bundesliga.
6:43
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WATCH: THE NUMBERS BEHIND 2,000 BUNDESLIGA MATCHDAYS

It's a historic weekend in the Bundesliga as the league plays its 2,000th round of fixtures. We've looked at some of the stats and facts behind nearly 18,000 games.
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CONSTANT PROGRESSION

Union are about to contest the 100th Bundesliga match in their history, becoming the 43rd club to reach a century. They’ve got more wins (38) than defeats (34). The Irons finished their first season in 11th, came seventh last year and are currently sixth. It’s been constant progression under coach Urs Fischer, who brought them up in his first season in charge after taking over in 2018.

EUROPE BECKONS

Union have won all four of their league games in April, setting a new club record for consecutive Bundesliga wins. They’ve also equalled their record total of 50 points with three games to go. But there’s a far bigger carrot than that in front of them. Die Eisernen could in fact guarantee a place in Europe for the second year in a row if they win and Hoffenheim lose to Freiburg tomorrow. It would ensure they can’t finish below seventh, which will herald a UEFA Europa Conference League spot.
2:03
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HISTORIC MEETING

The return fixture in Fürth saw the Clover Leaves get the first of those three wins. In fact, it was the first home in in their Bundesliga history. Havard Nielsen got the only goal of the game to etch his name into the history of the three-time German champions.

STILL TIME TO DO GOOD

Although Fürth’s relegation was confirmed last week, Leitl has said that the team still has some targets, such as improving on the 21 points that the class of 2012/13 got in the club’s only previous Bundesliga campaign. They’ve got three games to get the four points needed to equal that. The Clover Leaves ended 2012/13 with four wins and 26 goals, with the last victory coming the game after relegation, away at Stuttgart – their last away win in the top flight. The current crop have three wins and 25 goals…
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FÜRTH TEAM NEWS

Stefan Leitl, who confirmed this week that he will leave the club at the end of the season, also makes just one change from the defeat to Leverkusen, which confirmed Greuther’s relegation. That sees Jamie Leweling return and replace Julian Green.

UNION TEAM NEWS

Urs Fischer makes just one change for his and Union’s 100th Bundesliga games from the side that came from behind to win late on at Leipzig last week. It’s an enforced one, with Andras Schäfer unavailable and replaced by Genki Haraguchi. There’s no place for the two goalscorers at the Red Bull Arena, Kevin Behrens and Sven Michel. They both start on the bench again.

FÜRTH SUBS

Funk, Burchert, Bauer, Fobassam, Jung, Barry, Green, Pululu, Abiama

FÜRTH XI

Linde - Griesbeck, Viergever, Itter - Asta, Raschl, Tillman, Willems - Leweling - Ngankam, Hrgota (c)

UNION SUBS

Luthe, Ryerson, Oczipka, Öztunali, Endo, Möhwald, Voglsammer, Michel, Behrens

UNION XI

Ronnow - Jaeckel, Knoche, Heintz - Khedira - Trimmel (c), Haraguchi, Prömel, Gießelmann - Becker, Awoniyi
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