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.
Two more minutes to be played at the BayArena.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Mitchel Bakker 34.51km/h
Moussa Diaby 34.28km/h
Odilon Kossounou 33.91km/h
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.
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.
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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FRANKFURT GROWING INTO IT
2 off target
2 on target
4 off target
3 on target
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).
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.
GOAL!2 : 0
Situation No goal
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 Hauge is also withdrawn as part of three half-time changes.
Jens Petter Hauge
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.
Just 60 seconds more to be played in this first half.
The press from both teams has made moving the ball around difficult.
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.
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.
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.
The goal and one other unlikely effort from Hincapie is all we've seen so far.
NOT MUCH SO FAR
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.
Situation No goal
Decision No goal
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.
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.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Moussa Diaby 34.28km/h
Patrik Schick 33.44km/h
Jonathan Tah 33.41km/h
CHANGE OF FLOW
Leverkusen have ceded much more possession since scoring, with Frankfurt now seeing 54% in this game.
I <3 FRANKFURT
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MAKE IT COUNT
0 off target
1 on target
0 off target
0 on target
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GOAL!1 : 0
HOSTS DICTATING THINGS EARLY ON
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.
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.
It's a pretty clear 5-3-2 formation from Frankfurt to start with. Paciencia and Ache are both playing up front together.
TEAMS IN THE TUNNEL
We're almost ready to go in Leverkusen...
TRAPP'S LEVERKUSEN CONNECTION
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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.
WATCH: FRANKFURT AND HAUGE IN THE HOUSE
Grahl, Toure, Da Costa, Ilsanker, Sow, Kamada, Barkok, Lammers, Knauff
Trapp - Tuta, Hasebe (c), Ndicka - Chandler, Jakic, Hrustic, Kostic - Hauge, Ache - Paciencia
Grill, Lunev, Bakker, Sinkgraven, Baumgartlinger, Palacios, Alario
Hradecky (c) - Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba, Hincapie - Diaby, Andrich, Aranguiz, Paulinho - Azmoun, Schick
WATCH: INSIDE THE BAYARENA
WHEN THE EAGLES SOARED
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."
SEAONE EXPECTS NO LET UP
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!
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