FRANKFURT HOLD ON!
Frankfurt win a brilliant game of football in Bremen. It's the Eagles' first Bundesliga win of the season - in fact their first since 13 March. Promoted Werder's unbeaten start is over.
Burke sends over a cross from the right. Tuta inadvertently directs it goalwards, but it clears the crossbar!
BREMEN PULL A GOAL BACK!
There's a VAR review for a possible foul on Füllkrug by Ndicka. It's given, and Füllkrug buries his penalty, sending Trapp the wrong way. Can Bremen pull off another late comeback?!
GOAL!3 : 4
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Luca Pellegrini 33.34km/h
Jesper Gränge Lindström 33.28km/h
Evan Ndicka 33.00km/h
Situation No penalty
Marco Friedl Randal Kolo Muani
Among the scorers and a hive of activity in the Frankfurt attack, Götze and Muani have more than played their part. Borre and Alario are on for the final minutes...
Randal Kolo Muani
Burke makes his presence felt, finding Fülkrug in the Frankfurt area, but the Bremen striker's control lets him down.
AND HERE COMES BURKE!
The Flying Scotsman equalised against Stuttgart on Matchday 1, and scored the winner in Dortmund last week. Can he spark a Werder comeback? Chandler and Knauff are also on for Frankfurt.
The subs combine to near-devastating effect. Schmidt collects from Schmid and feeds the run of Buchanan in the Frankfurt box, but the English full-back sends his shot over.
AS THINGS STAND...
... Frankfurt are heading for a first win of the Bundesliga season, Bremen a first defeat. Both teams will end the weekend in mid-table, on five points.
Frankfurt's Lenz is on at left-back for Pellegrini, and there's a triple change in the Bremen camp. Messrs Buchanan and Schmidt - who both scored from the bench in Dortmund - are on. Gruev also joins the action in midfield.
Pellegrini chips a long ball into the channel for Kamada. He puts Pieper on his back in the penalty box, before firing goalwards from a tight angle. Pavlenka tips over...
Werder go agonisingly close to pulling it back to 3-3. Schmid's right-wing cross is a beauty, but Stage can't keep his header down.
MORE UNEXPECTED GOALS!
AS YOU WERE IN BREMEN!
And there's your first goal of the second half, just three minutes after the restart! Muani's the architect once more with one of his teasing runs up the left-hand side. He squares to Kamada, who instinctively touches the ball back to Sow for a superb first-time finish from just inside the area.
GOAL!2 : 4
A barnstorming first half comes to a close in Bremen. Frankfurt led, fell behind and retook the lead. If the second period doesn't see at least one goal, you'll have to eat your hat...
FRANKFURT TAKE THE LEAD!
First-half goal number five goes the way of Eintracht! The Eagles turn defence into attack in the blink of an eye, with Rode playing the decisive final pass in behind the Bremen defence. Lindstrom takes it in his stride, and calmly clips over Pavlenka. Delightful finish!
GOAL!2 : 3
FRANKFURT'S DANGER MAN
Leonardo Bittencourt Randal Kolo Muani
Mitchell Weiser drives an effort towards the bottom corner from 18 yards, but Trapp gets down to block. Under pressure from Tuta, Füllkrug can't direct the rebound on target.
Randal Kolo Muani struck 12 times for Nantes last term, but already has two goals and one assist in four Bundesliga appearances in Eintracht colours. What a signing he's shaping up to be!
Bremen cannot handle Muani. He collects a pass into the box from Kamada, stands up two Bremen defenders and fires past Pavlenka with the aid of a deflection. Superb footwork! What a game!
Randal Kolo Muani
GOAL!2 : 2
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Luca Pellegrini 33.34km/h
Evan Ndicka 33.00km/h
Niclas Füllkrug 32.29km/h
0 off target
2 on target
2 off target
3 on target
So close to a Frankfurt equaliser! Sow pounces on a loose touch and slips a pass into the box for Lindstrom, who's one-on-one with Pavlenka. The Dane tries to place it through the onrushing keeper's legs, but Bremen's No.1 makes a fine block.
Relentless stuff in Bremen! Frankfurt attack from the kick-off, with Muani again making a nuisance of himself in the Werder area. His cut-back is helped on by Götze to Kamada, who is offside as he strokes the ball home.
Situation No goal
Decision No goal
WHAT A TURNAROUND!
And now Bremen lead! Ducksch finds Bittencourt with a quick free-kick midway through the Frankfurt half, and the little man's glancing header from a good 12 yards out is measured to perfection. Eintracht just weren't ready for that!
GOAL!2 : 1
BREMEN ARE LEVEL!
We have a real game on our hands at the Weser! Frankfurt don't deal with a corner from the left. Anthony Jung takes full advantage, swiping low and hard past the unsighted Trapp from the edge of the area.
GOAL!1 : 1
ALL SYSTEMS GÖTZE!
That's Götze's first goal in six appearances since joining Frankfurt from PSV Eindhoven. He scored his last Bundesliga goal on 20 December 2019, for Borussia Dortmund, against Hoffenheim.
WHAT A START!
Frankfurt take an early lead in Bremen! Kolo Muani does brilliantly down the Eintracht left with some fabulous close control and a wicked turn of pace to get him to the byline. He then cuts back inside to slide a pass towards the edge of the area, where Mario Götze collects and fires low past Jiri Pavlenka.
GOAL!0 : 1
MORE ON THOSE TEAMS
Bremen are unchanged from the team that started the 3-2 win in Dortmund, meaning super-sub Oliver Burke is on the bench once again. As for Frankfurt, Daichi Kamada is recalled, with Randal Kolo Muani moving up front and Rafael Borre dropping out. That's the only change to the 1-1 draw with Cologne. New signing Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe is among the substitutes.
BREMEN STARTING XI
Pavlenka - Pieper, Veljkovic, Friedl (c) - Weiser, Bittencourt, Groß, Stage, Jung - Füllkrug, Ducksch
Zetterer, Stark, Burke, Schmid, Schmidt, Rapp, Buchanan, Agu, Gruev
FRANKFURT STARTING XI
Trapp - Jakic, Tuta, Ndicka, Pellegrini - Rode (c), Sow - Lindstrom, Götze, Kamada - Kolo Muani
Ramaj, Smolcic, Borre, Hasebe, Alario, Chandler, Lenz, Ebimbe, Knauff
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BORRE OR KOLO MUANI?
Eintracht head to Werder having now gone 11 top-flight matches without a victory, a run that stretches back to 13 March. They need to address that winless streak ASAP and, with Jesper Lindstrom and Mario Götze expected to continue behind a main striker, Oliver Glasner has a decision to make over who leads the line. Will it be Rafael Borre or summer signing Randal Kolo Muani? Maybe a combination of both?
BURKE TO START?
Summer signing Oliver Burke has developed an incredibly handy knack for scoring late goals off the bench, with his last two appearances spanning just 15 minutes but contributing two goals and four points for his team. His latest magic trick delivered a 94th-minute winner in the 3-2 thriller at Borussia Dortmund and the Scot is pushing goalless teammate Marvin Ducksch for a start in attack.
WELCOME TO BREMEN VS. FRANKFURT!
Hello and a very warm welcome to our live coverage of Werder Bremen vs. Eintracht Frankfurt. This game closes out Matchday 4, with kick-off at 5.30pm CEST and team news dropping an hour before that, so set your reminders now.