Highlights

Full-time
90'
+ 1

CLOSE TO THREE

Alario gets ahead of his marker at the front post and meets a low ball from the left, but can't turn it on target.
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

Two more minutes to be played at the BayArena.
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.
Mitchel Bakker
Mitchel Bakker 34.51km/h
2.
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby 34.28km/h
3.
Odilon Kossounou
Odilon Kossounou 33.91km/h
88'

Substitution

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Daley Sinkgraven
Daley Sinkgraven
sub
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby
87'

Substitution

sub
Julian Baumgartlinger
Julian Baumgartlinger
sub
Sardar Azmoun
Sardar Azmoun
86'

Substitution

sub
Lucas Alario
Lucas Alario
sub
Patrik Schick
Patrik Schick
82'

WARM APPLAUSE

Paulinho is given a warm ovation as he makes way with 10 minutes to go. His goal to open the scoring currently has Leverkusen going three points clear in third.
82'

Substitution

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Daichi Kamada
Daichi Kamada
sub
Goncalo Paciencia
Goncalo Paciencia
81'

Substitution

sub
Mitchel Bakker
Mitchel Bakker
sub
Paulinho
Paulinho
81'

Substitution

sub
Exequiel Palacios
Exequiel Palacios
sub
Charles Aránguiz
Charles Aránguiz
75'

PROMISING FROM HRUSTIC

The Australian picks up the ball on the halfway line and drives forwards, skipping past a couple of challenges. He opts to go from it from well over 20 yards out, but it lacks any power to beat ex-Frankfurt keeper Hradecky in the Leverkusen goal.
73'

Substitution

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Djibril Sow
Djibril Sow
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Ragnar Ache
Ragnar Ache
71'

AZMOUN!

He got his first goal for the club last week and comes close to making it two with a well struck effort from right of centre just inside the box, but it's parried away by Trapp.
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65'

FRANKFURT GROWING INTO IT

But yet to pose any real threat.
Goal attempts
2 off target
2 on target
4 off target
3 on target
54'

BRILLIANT TOTAL

Schick now has 22 Bundesliga goals for the campaign. Only Stefan Kießling has ever scored more for Leverkusen in a single season (25 in 2012/13).
52'

THIS ONE COUNTS!

Second time Schick has had the ball in the net, second time he's been called offside. But this time it counts after VAR overrules the call, with the Czech striker slotting away Diaby's perfectly weighted through ball.
51'

Patrik Schick

GOAL!

2 : 0
Patrik Schick
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.
40 %
50'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No goal
Review Offside?
Decision Goal
46'

TRIPLE CHANGE

Oliver Glasner hooks the two outfield players who also started the Europa League first leg in London last Thursday. They will be needed again in three days. Hauge is also withdrawn as part of three half-time changes.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Ansgar Knauff
Ansgar Knauff
sub
Filip Kostić
Filip Kostić
45'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Almamy Touré
Almamy Touré
sub
Tuta
Tuta
45'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Sam Lammers
Sam Lammers
sub
Jens Petter Hauge
Jens Petter Hauge
45'
+ 2

NARROW BAYER LEAD

We've seen a goal but genuine chances have been few and far between. Most of Leverkusen's opportunities have come from counter-attacks after Frankfurt gave away possession. But as it stands, Bayer are tightening their grip on third place ahead of the final two matchdays.
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

Just 60 seconds more to be played in this first half.
43'

TOUGH GOING

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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.
The press from both teams has made moving the ball around difficult.
Pass Efficiency
0.4
0.84
Patrik Schick
Ajdin Hrustic
0.15
0.77
Jonathan Tah
Makoto Hasebe
0.1
0.34
Moussa Diaby
Evan Ndicka
42'

NOW HAUGE!

The Norwegian does very well to power his way past a couple of challenges and get into the box, but he can't keep the bouncing ball down as he opens his body looking for the far corner.
40'

ANDRICH!

Yet again Leverkusen are able to break and run at the backtracking Frankfurt defence at pace. Azmoun is the one carrying the ball, lays it left to Andrich in space. He has options if he chooses to cut back but opts to go alone and slices wide.
38'

FIRST EFFORT

Seven minutes to half-time and Frankfurt finally register an attempt on goal. And it's a simple enough hold for Hradecky off Paciencia from a good 20 yards out.
35'

NOT MUCH SO FAR

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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 goal and one other unlikely effort from Hincapie is all we've seen so far.
xGoals
1
0.57
0.0
0
Goals
33'

SCHICK RULED OUT

A thunderous effort from the Czech, high above Trapp from inside the box, but he had gone too early after the ball over the top. The linesman spots it and VAR confirms the call.
33'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
33'

DOUBLE-DIGIT DIABY

The France international now has 10 assists for the campaign, making him the only player besides compatriot Christopher Nkunku to have double figures for both goals and assists this season.
30'

TAPSOBA!

Aranguiz sends in a free-kick from deep on the right. Tapsoba is the intended target and completely unmarked at the far post, meeting it on the volley but firing wide. It wouldn't have counted in any case with the flag being raised.
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.
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby 34.28km/h
2.
Patrik Schick
Patrik Schick 33.44km/h
3.
Jonathan Tah
Jonathan Tah 33.41km/h
29'

CHANGE OF FLOW

Leverkusen have ceded much more possession since scoring, with Frankfurt now seeing 54% in this game.
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I <3 FRANKFURT

Three of Paulinho's seven Bundesliga goals have now come against Eintracht.
21'

MAKE IT COUNT

One attempt in the first 20 minutes, one goal. Leverkusen showing just why they are one of the most efficient teams in front of goal this season.
Goal attempts
0 off target
1 on target
0 off target
0 on target
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BLISTERING BREAK!

Again, Leverkusen are given the space to break from their own half, but this is all about the ball from Diaby. Outside of his left foot on the run up the inside right, behind the back of the defence and into the path of Paulinho. The Brazilian then slots his effort through the legs of the scrambling Trapp.
18'

Paulinho

GOAL!

1 : 0
Paulinho
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.
37 %
14'

HOSTS DICTATING THINGS EARLY ON

Possession (%)
6040
11'

BAYER BREAK

Kostic has a cross closed down and Leverkusen are suddenly away after two passes, with Azmoun knocking the ball around his marker on the halfway line. The Iranian striker is racing away up the right, but runs out of steam as his attempted square ball in the box is cut out by the backtracking Eintracht defence.
8'

OFFSIDE

Andrich pings a ball over the top spotting the run of Diaby in behind. He takes it down with a lovely first touch but goes down in the area. Flag then goes up for offside in any case.
5'

5-3-2

It's a pretty clear 5-3-2 formation from Frankfurt to start with. Paciencia and Ache are both playing up front together.
Kick-off!

TEAMS IN THE TUNNEL

We're almost ready to go in Leverkusen...
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TRAPP'S LEVERKUSEN CONNECTION

The Eintracht goalkeeper is making his 200th Bundesliga appearance for the club tonight. He actually made his first against Leverkusen as well, in a 2-1 home win in August 2012. He also suffered his first Bundesliga defeat against the Werkself, losing 1-0 with Kaiserslautern in April 2011.

WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR LEVERKUSEN?

The answer is very different for Die Werkself. They are currently third, only ahead of Freiburg on goal difference and above Leipzig – who play Gladbach now as well – by a point. Leverkusen are assured of European football next season. The only question is in which competition. Their Champions League or Europa League qualification dreams remain in their own hands, but a result tonight will keep them in the driving seat ahead of final fixtures away at Hoffenheim and – perhaps in a thrilling final day showdown – at home to Freiburg.

WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR FRANKFURT?

The answer, quite frankly, is nothing. They’re down in 10th now and can’t finish above eighth, so their Bundesliga campaign is essentially over. All their eggs are now in the Europa League basket. They hold a 2-1 lead going into their semi-final second leg at home to West Ham on Thursday. That’s why they’ve rotated so heavily.

FRANKFURT TEAM NEWS

Oliver Glasner hinted there could be some rotation for Frankfurt between their UEFA Europa League semi-final legs. Well, there are eight changes from the team that won at West Ham United on Thursday. The three players remaining are goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, defender Tuta and winger Filip Kostic. Rafael Borre serves a domestic suspension, Martin Hinteregger is ill, Jesper Lindstrom has a hamstring problem and captain Sebastian Rode is rested.

LEVERKUSEN TEAM NEWS

Gerardo Seoane makes two changes from the side that started the 4-1 win at Fürth last weekend. They see Piero Hincapie and Robert Andrich return from suspensions and come in for Mitchel Bakker and Kerem Demirbay at left-back and central midfield respectively.
0:12
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WATCH: FRANKFURT AND HAUGE IN THE HOUSE

FRANKFURT SUBS

Grahl, Toure, Da Costa, Ilsanker, Sow, Kamada, Barkok, Lammers, Knauff

FRANKFURT XI

Trapp - Tuta, Hasebe (c), Ndicka - Chandler, Jakic, Hrustic, Kostic - Hauge, Ache - Paciencia

LEVERKUSEN SUBS

Grill, Lunev, Bakker, Sinkgraven, Baumgartlinger, Palacios, Alario

LEVERKUSEN XI

Hradecky (c) - Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba, Hincapie - Diaby, Andrich, Aranguiz, Paulinho - Azmoun, Schick
0:06
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WATCH: INSIDE THE BAYARENA

2:03
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WHEN THE EAGLES SOARED

Eintracht were on fire when the teams faced each other earlier in the season. Trailing by a couple of Patrik Schick goals at Deutsche Bank Park, Die Adler stormed back, scoring five times without reply through Tuta, Lindström, Ndicka, Jakic and Sow to really get the home party started.

GLASNER ASSESSES B04

Here's what visiting coach Oliver Glasner had to say about Eintracht's opponents tonight: “Leverkusen fully deserve to be competing for the Champions League places. They have a lot of pace, particularly on the flanks, and with [Patrik] Schick and [Sardar] Azmoun they have two strikers who can score goals."
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SEAONE EXPECTS NO LET UP

Asked if he felt Eintracht might be distracted by their European commitments this week, B04 coach, Gerardo Seoane, said: "... they have a big squad. Lots of fresh players are keen to play and they want to use the opportunity to show what they can do."

EINTRACHT'S BIG WEEK

For their part, Eintracht are back in ninth spot and, with just three matches to go this season, seem unlikely to finish in the European places. Yet Oliver Glasner's men do have the small matter of a UEFA Cup semi-final second leg coming up on Thursday and winning that trophy would send Die Adler into the Champions League.

WERKSELF EYEING TOP 3 FINISH

What a race for European qualification we have in the Bundesliga. Tonight's hosts will look to consolidate third spot with a win, which would give them a three-point cushion over Freiburg, currently, fourth and maintain their advantage over Leipzig, who also play tonight and who are currently just one point behind Bayer.

COUNTDOWN TO KICK-OFF

A Monday night with Bundesliga football. Who's excited? Well, if a classic encounter between two of the division's biggest names doesn't float your boat, go get yourself checked out. We're all about Leverkusen versus Eintracht from here on out!

Welcome along!

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