Highlights

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WATCH: LUCA PELLEGRINI - "TWO POINTS LOST"

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WATCH: ELLYES SKHIRI - "WE'LL TAKE A POINT"

90'
+ 9

No late drama

No late goals and the game ends all square, Frankfurt beginning the biggest week in their history - with their first ever UEFA Champions League group stage draw to look forward to on Thursday. with a draw.
Full-time
90'
+ 7

Tired legs

There are tired legs on both sides now after a furious second half of entertaining action - can somebody snatch a late winner like Bremen or Mainz yesterday?
90'

Seven more minutes

Don't go away!
87'

Substitution

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Kingsley Schindler
Kingsley Schindler
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Florian Kainz
Florian Kainz
87'

Grand finale!

We have a grand finale in store, with Jakic almost restoring Frankfurt's lead. And there will be a fair bit of stoppage time for that long VAR Check...
86'

It counts!

Two offside checks in one: Dietz is in an offside position earlier in the move, although he does not actively move to the ball and play continues. Dietz was then offside when Thielmann struck his sweet volley, and he was almost in the trajectory of the shot, but the goal is confirmed and Cologne are level!
84'

VAR check

Before Cologne can celebrate, there is a long VAR check underway to see if there was an offside...
82'

Another super-sub!

Jan Thielmann pulls the trigger from a seemingly impossible position 20 yards from goal, but his low daisy-cutting volley nestles in the bottom corner. Trapp only saw it when it was already rippling his net!
82'

Jan Thielmann

GOAL!

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Jan Thielmann
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.
2 %
81'

A Frankfurt first

Frankfurt have gone ahead in a Bundesliga match for the first time since March - a run of 11 games in which they have not taken the lead.
81'

Ovation for Pellegrini

A debut to remember for Pellegrini, who impressed with his tackling and passing, earning a standing ovation as he leaves the field - one he won't forget in a hurry.
80'

Substitution

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Faride Alidou
Faride Alidou
sub
Randal Kolo Muani
Randal Kolo Muani
80'

Substitution

sub
Christopher Lenz
Christopher Lenz
sub
Luca Pellegrini
Luca Pellegrini
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Götze in his element

Mario Götze has been showing plenty of his trademark trickery today.
76'

Cool combinations

The confidence is flowing through Frankfurt's limbs, with a delightful pass from Pellegrini with the outside of his boot sending Kamada through, and he twists and turns past two defenders only to finish up down a dead end, but that move got the fans on their feet.
75'

Alariooooh!

Very close to a second for Frankfurt with Alario wrapping his laces around a pile-driver which dips just too late to fall below the crossbar.
75'

Substitution

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Ondrej Duda
Ondrej Duda
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Mathias Olesen
Mathias Olesen
73'

Deserved lead

Since half-time, Frankfurt have had all of the shots on goal and Cologne have yet to test Trapp.
Goal attempts
5 off target
2 on target
3 off target
1 on target
72'

Kamada curler!

Kamada curls in a free-kick which gets flicked on at the near post by a Cologne player, and that is enough to leave Schwäbe no chance in the Cologne goal!
71'

Daichi Kamada

GOAL!

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Daichi Kamada
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.
4 %
69'

Substitution

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Daichi Kamada
Daichi Kamada
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Jesper Lindström
Jesper Lindström
69'

Substitution

sub
Lucas Alario
Lucas Alario
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Rafael Borré
Rafael Borré
68'

Kolo Muani close

Physical strength and speed get Kolo Muani into a great position to shoot, but Hübers lunges in and makes an excellent block.
63'

Tactical change

Knauff comes on to take his place on the right, with Jakic seemingly slotting into the midfield, another different approach for Frankfurt and a new role for Knauff as right full-back.
63'

Substitution

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Ansgar Knauff
Ansgar Knauff
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Sebastian Rode
Sebastian Rode
58'

Yellow card

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Florian Dietz
Florian Dietz
57'

Thielmann close

Kainz creating danger this time from open play, and his pass finds Thielmann whose effort is blocked at the near post by Trapp, though the offside flag goes up. Almost a dream introduction, only seconds after coming on!
56'

Substitution

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Jan Thielmann
Jan Thielmann
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Sargis Adamyan
Sargis Adamyan
56'

Substitution

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Florian Dietz
Florian Dietz
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Steffen Tigges
Steffen Tigges
56'

Substitution

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Linton Maina
Linton Maina
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Dejan Ljubicic
Dejan Ljubicic
55'

Even affair

A couple of shots from Frankfurt have brought the statistics back in line.
Goal attempts
3 off target
1 on target
3 off target
1 on target
53'

Lindstrom too far back!

Another big chance for Frankfurt, but Lindstrom does the hard work in getting to the goal line, but he cuts the ball back too far with Borre unmarked in the centre!
49'

Sublime Götze pass!

A great opening for Frankfurt, thanks to a fantastic pass from Götze to send Lindstrom through. His first touch lets him down, though, and he leaves himself with too big an angle to hit the target from.
48'

Frankfurt on the front foot

Just as in the first half, the hosts are quicker out of the blocks and are probing early on.
Kick-off!
45'
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Better Billy Goats

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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).
in terms of xG, the guests have been closer to breaking the deadliock.
xGoals
0
0.05
0.54
0
Goals
45'
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Cologne improving

Cologne had three shots in the final 10 minutes of the half compared to Frankfurt's zero, with the guests ending the half strongly.
Half-time
45'
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Impressive Pellegrini debut

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Impressive Pellegrini debut
Pellegrini's showed his passing qualities so far, and is arguably advancing more than he ever did in Serie A - learning the Frankfurt way.
Pass Efficiency
3.54
1.11
Luca Pellegrini
Marvin Schwäbe
1.25
0.75
Mario Götze
Florian Kainz
0.84
0.62
Kevin Trapp
Timo Hübers
44'

Trapp saves

Adamyan sends in a low shot which Trapp touches wide, but Pellegrini had lost his marker after a marauding run à la Kostic - something the Italian will still have to fine-tune for Frankfurt.
42'

Tigges lacking touches

That shot from Tigges was only his tenth touch of the game - fewer than any other player on the field.
41'

Hector into the side-netting

Kainz has spent a lot of his time off the field of play right down in the corner, whipping balls in from within the semi-circle, and his latest corner is flicked on by Hector into the side-netting. Incidentally, Hector now has the most shots of the game (three).
Corners
1
6
39'

Taste of own medicine

It's Cologne who now launch a fast transition and Tigges gets on the end of it, but his shot is deflected behind for a corner. Cologne giving Frankfurt a taste of their own medicine.
36'

Borre wants a penalty

Frankfurt weave a way around the back and the ball falls for Borre from Rode's cross and Kolo Muani's touch, but he's in an offside position anyway. Some good overlapping play from Jakic down the right is giving the Eagles a bit of an edge down there.
32'

Kainz corner

Another corner for Cologne, which seems to be their best route to goal, but Kainz's outswinging cross is helped away by the Frankfurt defence.
31'

Long-range Luca

He played 69 times in Italy's Serie A without scoring, but Luca Pellegrini almost marked his Bundesliga debut with a goal, with a sizzling strike from long range fizzing past the right-hand post.
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.
Jesper Gränge Lindström
Jesper Gränge Lindström 33.67km/h
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Dejan Ljubicic
Dejan Ljubicic 33.50km/h
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Mathias Flaga Olesen
Mathias Flaga Olesen 33.17km/h
23'

Run, Frankfurt, run

A burst forward from Kolo Muani underlining the Frankfurt approach today - quick transitions and using their pace to get through.
Sprints
82
55
22'

Cologne corners

A third corner of the game for Cologne, who are leading in that statistic.
Corners
1
3
19'

Slowing it down

Cologne are taking the sting out of Frankfurt with some slow passing, but they are not managing to get very far up the field. One cross was dealt with easily by Kevin Trapp, but otherwise Frankfurt are looking in control.
9'

Early pace-setter

Lindstrom has made two impressive runs down the left wing, and unsurprisingly he has been clocked as the quickest player so far:
Fastest runner (km/h)
33.67
33.5
Jesper Lindström Dejan Ljubicic
8'

Back four for Frankfurt

Frankfurt are actually playing with a back four, with Jakic dropping into the right full-back position and Pellegrini on the left. As a result, Sow is in his habitual holding role.
6'

Lindstrom on the left

Lindstrom shows his versality and is playing on the left wing today. His penetrating run results in the ball falling out for Borre, who sends in the first shot of the game, albeit straight at Schwäbe.
Kick-off!

New arrival

Just ahead of kick-off, Eintracht Frankfurt have boosted their midfield options by recruiting Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe from Paris Saint-Germain. The 21-year-old, who played 10 league games for the French champions in the 2021/22 season, has signed a season-long loan with the UEFA Europa League winners. The club also announced that the deal includes an option for Frankfurt to make the move permanent. "With Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe we were able to strengthen our midfield in a targeted manner, which means that we see ourselves well equipped for the tasks in three competitions," said Eintracht sporting director, Markus Krösche.
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Cologne checking in

And here are the Cologne players checking out today's venue.

New attack

Tigges, who made 15 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund, plays his first Bundesliga game for the Billy Goats, while he is joined in the attack by Adamyan – also making his debut for Cologne today.

Starting debut for Olesen

Olesen makes his starting debut for Cologne today, having amassed 33 minues of action in five previous substitute appearances.

Changes also for Cologne

There are four changes for Cologne, with Chanot, Pedersen, Thielmann and Dietz all dropping out of the team which faced Fehervar in Europe on Thursday. Tigges, Adamyan, Olesen and Kilian all come in.

Five changes

Glasner has made five changes to his starting XI from last week, with Toure out injured and Kamada, Knauff, Lenz and Alario dropping to the bench. Jakic, Lindstrom, Rode, Borre and Pellegrini all come in, with the latter making his debut.

Benvenuto Luca!

Luca Pellegrini is only the second Italian to play for Frankfurt, following in the footsteps of Nico Sbordone, who made seven appearances in 1995/96.

Cologne starting XI:

Schwäbe - Schmitz, Kilian, Hübers, Hector (c) -Skhiri – Ljubicic, Olesen, Kainz – Tigges, Adamyan

Frankfurt starting XI:

Trapp - Ndicka, Sow, Tuta – Lindstrom, Rode (c), Jakic, Pellegrini – Götze – Borre, Kolo Muani
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Welcome to Frankfurt

An early look inside the stadium...
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TIME FOR MARIO GÖTZE?

Eintracht's recent signing will be hungry to make his mark on today's game, with Germany's World Cup winning legend awaiting a first goal contribution for his new side in the Bundesliga.

WHAT'S YOUR PREDICTION ?

Which way is your pre-match prediction going, then? Perhaps the following stat will help as you weigh up the outcome of this one: Cologne have played out more draws with Frankfurt than any Bundesliga team they’ve faced (28).

TALE OF THE TAPE

A quick tale of the tape reveals that Frankfurt have yet to post a win in this season's Bundesliga, the Eagles suffering a heavy loss to Bayern Munich on opening night before drawing 1-1 with Hertha Berlin last time out. The visiting Billy-Goats are doing a lot better with a victory [against Schalke] and a draw [at Leipzig] meaning it's four points gained for Steffen Baumgart's men.

ALL ABOARD !

Welcome one, welcome all to Sunday's Bundesliga extravaganza ! What a Matchday we had yesterday with surprises, comebacks and goals galore. The treat we are all in for is that the action spills over into today and WHAT a game we have to get us going, with Cologne in Mainhatten to face Eintracht Frankfurt.
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