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BOCHUM GO 14TH
The hosts record just their third win of the season, and it could prove invaluable in their fight against relegation. Danny Blum's early strike set the tone for the game, while Manuel Riemann saved a Goncalo Paciencia penalty shortly afterwards to keep his side in front. Sebastian Polter grabbed a second goal late on to put the icing on the cake for what is ultimately a deserved victory.
GAME, SET AND MATCH!
Bochum seal the points late on, Polter tapping into an empty net from eight yards out after Frankfurt had struggled to clear their lines. What a win this will be for Bochum, who will climb two points above their visitors in the standings.
BIG SAVE FROM TRAPP!
Bochum break forward at speed on the counter and Antwi-Adjei bears down on goal. He gets into the box and only has Trapp to beat, but the Frankfurt keeper produces a big stop to keep his side in the game with a couple of minutes of stoppage time still to play!
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
KAMADA HITS THE POST!
Hasebe sprays a brillliant diagonal pass to Kamada on the left. He jinks into the box, cuts inside his marker and gets a shot away, but his low drive crashes off the far post and is cleared!
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY SPURNED!
Holtmann makes a nuisance of himself down the left again, getting to the byline once more before cutting the ball back into the middle. There are three Bochum players there and only a couple of Frankfurt defenders, but Rexhbecaj is too hasty with his shot, panicking slightly and blazing his effort well over. That could have been the decider there.
Bochum coach Thomas Reis brings on fresh legs in attack, hoping to take advantage of tiring Frankfurt defenders in the final 10 minutes.
POLTER THWARTED BY TUTA
Asano slides a lovely pass into Polter's run into the box and just as he's about to take aim from eight yards out, Tuta slides in to block and clear the danger.
Attackers Hauge and Hrustic come on for Sow and Toure as the visitors seek a way back into the game.
OVER FROM LAMMERS!
Kostic scurries down the left wing and floats a cross into the middle, where Lammers jumps above his marker to get a header away - but it goes just over the bar!
BRILLIANT FROM HOLTMANN
The newcomer wriggles his way into space down the left after a surging run and crosses into the middle. Asano is arriving at pace but just can't quite get a touch on the ball to make it 2-0!
It's one attacking midfielder for another as goalscorer Blum makes way for Holtmann.
CRAMPING THEIR STYLE
Frankfurt's attacks usually come from wide areas, particularly via Kostic on the left, but Bochum have restricted their visitors to just three crosses from open play all game, with just one of those from Kostic.
Eintracht break forward quickly and the ball is fed to Borre on the edge of the box. He jinks to open up a shooting opportunity, but his effort from 18 yards is blocked by Masovic. Still, it's another good attack from Frankfurt, who are building pressure now.
LAMMERS FORCES A SAVE
The Frankfurt forward receives a pass from Sow, turns on the edge of the area and gets a shot away, but Riemann gets his body behind it and saves.
RODE SMASHES OVER
Borre collects a lovely ball over the top from Hasebe as he enters the box and lays it back to Rode, loitering a couple of yards outside the area. He lets fly with a rasping shot, but it's all power and no precision and goes well over the target.
BLUM MAKING MISCHIEF
Trapp's attempted clearance goes wrong as he slides to the byline to stop a ball going out of play. He kicks it straight to Blum, who charges towards goal from the left, but Tuta is on hand to scamper back and nudge him off the ball to save his goalkeeper's blushes.
ASANO GOES CLOSE
The Japanese attacker thumps the ground in frustration - he knows he could have done better there. Latching on to a through ball he suddenly only has Trapp to beat, but fires straight at home from 15 yards out.
UP AND RUNNING AGAIN
Here we go in the second half!
NOT MUCH IN IT
Bochum took an early lead and have held their own since then, the goal giving them confidence to take the game to Frankfurt. The visitors could have equalised, but Riemann saved Paciencia's penalty. There's plenty more to come in this one though!
IN THE WARS
Frankfurt make their second substitution due to injury, with Jakic making way after coming off worse in a challenge with Polter. He's replaced in midfield by Rode, who returns to action after recovering from several weeks on the sidelines with an injury of his own.
WIDE FROM BOCHUM
Blum curls in a free-kick from the left and Polter gets to it just ahead of Jakic, but his header bounces wide.
BORRE ALMOST IN!
A pass back towards Riemann is slightly under hit and Borre senses his chance, sprinting towards it and trying to get there ahead of Riemann. He very nearly makes it, but the Bochum custodian arrives a fraction of a second earlier and hoofs it clear.
NO MAN'S LAND
Frankfurt win a free-kick just outside the Bochum box, wide on the right. Kostic curls it into the box but it's high and sails to the far post - without a teammate in sight. Riemann comes off his line to collect with ease.
HARD AS NAILS
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
It's not been Paciencia's day. First he missed the penalty and now he's forced off after sustaining what looks to be a calf injury. Lammers comes on in his place.
HUGE SAVE FROM TRAPP!
Polter gets his head on a cross and flicks it towards goal, but Trapp is well placed to make a fine save and keep it out.
FRANKFURT BOSSING IT
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Kostic darts into the box at full speed after collecting Paciencia's pass. He tries to get a cross into the box but Losilla slides in to block.
Paciencia steps up to take it, but Riemann reads his intentions and dives low to his left, even managing to catch the ball at the first attempt.
PENALTY TO FRANKFURT
Referee Marco Fritz checks his pitch-side monitor and awards a a penalty to Frankfurt for a handball against Polter.
The Serbian winger fires off some of his frustration with a free-kick from a good 35 yards out. His low drive is heading towards the bottom corner, but Riemann gets down to tip it around the post.
LOSILLA FROM RANGE!
The Bochum midfielder spies Trapp off his line an attempts an ambitious lob from 45 yards out. He gets good height on it but not enough direction, and it floats well wide.
This is a lovely goal. Asano collects a flick-on and slides the ball into the path of Blum. He sprints into the right-hand side of the penalty area and slots the ball past Trapp! What a start!
AND WE'RE OFF!
The final game of Matchday 9 is underway!
IN THE BOWELS OF THE STADIUM
TEAM NEWS - FRANKFURT
The Eagles were in Europa League action against Olympiacos as recently as Thursday, earning a 3-1 win over the Greek side, and head coach Oliver Glasner has opted not to change a winning team, sticking with the exact same XI that began that game.
TEAM NEWS - BOCHUM
The hosts make two changes to the side following last week's victory away to Fürth: Pantovic and Holtmann drop to the bench, with Blum and Asano starting in their stead.
BOCHUM STARTING XI
Riemann - Gamboa, Masovic, Lampropoulos, Soares - Löwen, Losilla (c), Rexhbecaj - Asano, Polter, Blum
Esser, Stafylidis, Bella Kotchap, Osterhage, Chibsah, Novothny, Holtmann, Antwi-Adjei, Pantovic
FRANKFURT STARTING XI
Trapp - Toure, Hinteregger (c), Tuta - Sow, Hasebe, Jakic, Kostic - Kamada - Borre, Paciencia
Ramaj, N'Dicka, Durm, Ilsanker, Hrustic, Rode, Hauge, Lindstrom, Lammers
This is the first time the teams will face each other since a 2-0 victory for Frankfurt in the DFB Cup in September 2013, extending their run of wins over Bochum to five. Overall, they've met 63 times, with 23 wins for Bochum, 25 for Frankfurt and 15 draws.
PERFECT CONDITIONS IN BOCHUM
Bochum and Frankfurt are neighbours in the table, respectively in 15th and 14th. The visitors are just a point better off, but could conceivable climb to 11th with a big win here. The hosts, with five defeats already this term, could put four points between themselves and the bottom three with a victory.
Here you can find all the information about Bochum against Frankfurt on Matchday 9.