Highlights

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90'
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PROOF IS IN THE XG

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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).
And if you don't believe us, then take a look at xG for the proof.
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4
3.8
0.33
0
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90'
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NO ADDED TIME

Right on cue, the referee blows the final whistle and puts Leipzig out of their misery. It was indeed a miserable evening for the guests, but a fully deserved win for Frankfurt.
Full-time
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.
Timo Werner
Timo Werner 34.27km/h
2.
Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai 33.99km/h
3.
Randal Kolo Muani
Randal Kolo Muani 33.62km/h
89'

BORRE CLOSE!

Almost a fifth for Frankfurt, with Borre testing Gulacsi from much closer range than the penalty spot this time.
87'

Substitution

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Hrvoje Smolčić
Hrvoje Smolčić
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Christopher Lenz
Christopher Lenz
86'

Substitution

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Timothy Chandler
Timothy Chandler
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Kristijan Jakić
Kristijan Jakić
84'

FOUR-STAR FRANKFURT!

Rafael Borre steps up and he tucks in the spot-kick to put the seal on victory, Gulacsi went the wrong way.
84'

Rafael Borré

GOAL!

4 : 0
Rafael Borré
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.
77 %
83'

PENALTY!

Knauff goes down in the area and a penalty is given!
80'

BUSY MARIO

Not only has Götze had the most shots, he's covered the most ground - quite a shift from the World Cup winner.
Distance run (km)
10.2
9.1
Mario Götze Konrad Laimer
75'

FRUSTRATION FOR WERNER

Timo Werner will have to wait a little longer before bagging his 100th goal for Leipzig, as Andre Silva takes his place.
74'

Substitution

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Ansgar Knauff
Ansgar Knauff
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Jesper Lindström
Jesper Lindström
74'

Substitution

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Rafael Borré
Rafael Borré
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Randal Kolo Muani
Randal Kolo Muani
74'

Substitution

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André Silva
André Silva
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Timo Werner
Timo Werner
73'

TUTA TAP-IN

Tuta's goal had a goal probability of 96.98%, No wonder be buried it. It was the fourth 'easiest', or at least most probable goal, of the current Bundesliga season.
71'

GOAL COMING?

Götze has had three shots and Gulacsi has neutralised them so far, but could the German yet get a goal today? He's certainly trying.
Shots
3
2
Mario Götze Willi Orban
70'

THREE DESERVED POINTS

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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).
Expected Goals is also on Frankfurt's side, almost reflecting their actual return of three goals, and if that does equate to three points - as seems likely right now - then they would be fully deserved.
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3
2.49
0.33
0
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70'

IT STANDS!

Marginally onside, so it is 3-0 to Frankfurt!
69'

Substitution

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Amadou Haidara
Amadou Haidara
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Mohamed Simakan
Mohamed Simakan
69'

Substitution

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Marcel Halstenberg
Marcel Halstenberg
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David Raum
David Raum
67'
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Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision Goal
67'

TUTA ON HAND!

That could well be that! Tuta is in the right place at the right time to turn the loose ball in after Gulacsi can only parry Götze's shot. Excellent move by Götze zo make room for the shot and then drive the ball in from a well-worked corner routine.... but VAR is checking it,
67'

Tuta

GOAL!

3 : 0
Tuta
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.
97 %
64'

CRUCIAL BLOCK!

Another big chance for Frankfurt and the danger is averted by a block, this time from Kamada's low shot.
60'

Yellow card

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Benjamin Henrichs
Benjamin Henrichs
60'

GULACSI TO THE RESCUE

That could have been that for Leipzig, but Gulacsi keeps them in it with a fine reflex save from Mario Götze.
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PLENTY TO SMILE ABOUT

Frankfurt still have plenty to be happy about, as they lead this game thanks to goals from Kamada and Rode.
53'

KOLO MUANI CLOSE!

Almost a third for Frankfurt, and it is that man Kolo Muani whose header tests Gulacsi. He's having a great game, and a great season too.
50'

MISSING THE TARGET

That Nkunku effort was the fifth to miss the target for Leipzig, without one shot yet to trouble Trapp.
Goal attempts
2 off target
3 on target
5 off target
0 on target
50'

FORSBERG BLOCKED

Encouraging start to this second half from a Leipzig point of view. Forsberg has a shot blocked, and then Nkunku volleys over from a corner.
46'

ONE CHANGE

An attacking change for Leipzig at the start of this second half with Szoboszlai on for Kampl. They have to gamble.
Kick-off!
45'
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Substitution

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Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai
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Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
45'
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FRANKFURT LEAD AT THE BREAK

Happy hosts in Frankfurt, with the Eagles flying at the halfway stage of this game, and it cannot be claimed that they do not deserve it. They had one goal disallowed due to offside, while Leipzig have really struggled to put many passes together and look surprisingly off colour today.
Half-time
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RODE HIS LUCK

A happy Sebastian Rode celebrates his goal, but only minutes later, his luck ran out as he left the field with an injury.
45'

HITTING THE GROUND RUNNING

Randal Kolo Muani, who set up both goals today, has now been involved in 6 goals in his 5 games (2 goals, 4 assists) - league-wide only Union's Sheraldo Becker has been involved in more. What a signing he is proving to be.
42'

ASKING THE QUESTIONS

Currently only the hosts are really getting any shots in on goal. Two of them have hit the back of the net too.
Goal attempts
1 off target
3 on target
1 off target
0 on target
41'

LENZ EFFORT

Several attempts to dribble the ball into the box fail for Frankfurt, so Leny lets rip with a diagonal effort which is straight at Gulacsi.
39'

FAIR SCORE

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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).
Frankfurt close to one goal on the xG gauge, with Leipzig much closer to their current return of zero.
xGoals
2
0.87
0.04
0
Goals
35'

WASTEFUL FROM LEIPZIG

An opportunity for Raum - a set-piece specialist - to deliver a dangerous ball into the box from a free-kick, but it goes past man and mouse. Leipzig need to exploit such situations if they are to get back into this game.
33'

Yellow card

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Djibril Sow
Djibril Sow
32'

RODE HAMSTRUNG

The second injury-enforced change of the game and this time it is the Frankfurt captain who limps off, holding his hamstring. 21-year-old Eric Dina Ebimbe makes his competitive debut as his replacement.
32'

Substitution

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Éric Dina Ebimbe
Éric Dina Ebimbe
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Sebastian Rode
Sebastian Rode
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.
Timo Werner
Timo Werner 34.27km/h
2.
Joško Gvardiol
Joško Gvardiol 33.55km/h
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Konrad Laimer
Konrad Laimer 33.47km/h
29'

UNCONTAINABLE KOLO MUANI

The Frankfurt forward assisted Rode's goal and he is proving to be a real handful for the Leipzig defence, with his physical strength and excellent close control.
26'

FORMIDABLE FRANKFURT

The hosts are almost camped in the Leipzig half of the field, putting them under constant pressure. Can they get a third?
23'

UNFORTUNATE ORBAN

It was Orban who got that decisive deflection, but he could do nothing about it as Rode's shot struck him on the inside of the leg.
22'

DOUBLING UP

Frankfurt double their lead with Rode's shot taking a bit of a deflection to wrong-foot Gulacsi, but it was a really neat flick from the German midfielder to make the space for his shot!
22'

Sebastian Rode

GOAL!

2 : 0
Sebastian Rode
Goal probability
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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.
3 %
16'

THIS ONE STANDS!

The offside flag only delayed Kamada's celebrations, as he puts Frankfurt in front with a header from close range which is not offside this time!
16'

Daichi Kamada

GOAL!

1 : 0
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.
82 %
14'

FORSBERG ALREADY WARM

Forsberg gets straight into the action with a looping cross which Trapp plucks out of the air before it can land at a Leipzig player. The Swede did not get a chance to warm up, but he looks fit and ready.
12'

OLM-OUT

Sad to see anybody limping out of a game early on, but for a player plagued by injuries like Olmo, that really is a worrying image - he leaves the field and is replaced by Forsberg.
11'

Substitution

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Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg
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Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo
10'

OFFSIDE KAMADA

Kamada thinks he has given Frankfurt the lead, but the flag is up and it does not need a long VAR check to confirm that is offside - no goal!
6'

OLM-OW!

Dani Olmo is receiving treatment for what looks like a dead leg after he got struck around the knee but fell badly on the back of the thigh. Some strong tackles going in early doors.
2'

GREETINGS FROM KAMADA

Kamada slides in on Henrichs and the Leipzig full-back takes a tumble - a welcome-to-the-game tackle which earns the Japanese midfielder an early reprimand from the referee.
Kick-off!

TEAMS OUT

Some first bumps as the teams greet each other on the field, and after the coin toss, we are ready to go!
2:52
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FOREVER FRANKFURT

Much to the joy and relief of Eintracht Frankfurt’s vast following, goalkeeper Kevin Trapp committed his future to the club in the face of a tempting offer from English Premier League heavyweights Manchester United. An affirmation of his belief that the 2022 UEFA Europa League winners are on an ongoing upward curve, simultaneously underscoring Trapp’s deep and enduring personal attachment to the club.

200 FOR GULACSI

At the other end of the pitch to Werner, Gulacsi will make his 200th Bundesliga appearance this evening.

SIX CHANGES

Compared to the cup match against Teutonia Ottensen, Domenico Tedesco has made six changes. Gulacsi is back in goal in place of Blaswich, and Henrichs, Kampl, Laimer, Olmo and Nkunku replace Haidara, Schlager, Forsberg, Szoboszlai and Silva in the starting eleven.

WERNER EYES A CENTURY

Timo Werner moved to within one of a century of Leipzig strikes with a first-half hat-trick in the cup in midweek, and he's in the starting XI today. Can he bring a ton up?

PELLEGRINI OUT

Oliver Glasner sticks with a four-man defence, but there's an enforced change at left-back with Christopher Lenz in for Luca Pellegrini.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CALLING

Frankfurt begin their maiden UEFA Champions League group campaign next week. The Europa League winners will go up against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday. Leipzig face Shahktar Donetsk, ahead of a mouth-watering Bundesliga showdown with Borussia Dortmund.

PERSONNEL LATEST

One of six changes from the Wolfsburg game, Werner did his chances of starting against Frankfurt no harm at all with his three-goal salvo in the cup. Joining the goal-scoring party as second-half substitutes, Christopher Nkunku and Dani Olmo should come back in, while goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi is available again after three games on the sidelines. As for Frankfurt, Kristijan Jakic is set to continue at right-back, and Randal Kolo Muani as the lone striker at the expense of Rafael Borre.

LAST-MINUTE DEALS

Coveted Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol penned a contract extension on transfer deadline day. The Croatia international has put pen to paper on a deal through to summer 2027. Leipzig also bolstered their ranks with the loan signing of Paris Saint-Germain defender Abdou Diallo, who made a name for himself at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.

TEDESCO OPTIMISTIC

"We’ve never won away at Eintracht Frankfurt. It’s not going to be easy for us – Eintracht did not win the Europa League for nothing. They have shown that they can be dangerous against any opponent – they won in Barcelona, which speaks volumes. But we're in fine fettle, and I'm optimistic we can get a first away win of the season."

GLASNER WARY OF IMPROVING LEIPZIG

"Leipzig didn’t start the season how people expected, but it looks like they’ve turned a corner with the home win over Wolfsburg and dominant DFB Cup win. They have a lot of pace, players who combine well and pace out wide. They’re really flexible, and have an unbelievable squad with players like Christopher Nkunku, Timo Werner and Dani Olmo. We need to be on top of our game to get a win."
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WERNER HAT-TRICK

Leipzig thrashed fourth-tier Teutonia Ottensen 8-0 in their rescheduled DFB Cup first-round tie on Tuesday. Werner scored a first-half hat-trick to move to within one of his 100th competitive goal for Die Roten Bullen.

FIVE POINTS APIECE

Frankfurt and Leipzig are level on five points after four matches. Eintracht lost to Bayern, before drawing with Hertha and Colgone, and breaking their duck in Bremen. Prior to beating Wolfsburg, Leipzig had been held by Stuttgart and Cologne, and defeated by Union.
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WATCH: LEIPZIG 2-0 WOLFSBURG

Christopher Nkunku hit a brace as Leipzig collected their first Bundesliga win of the campaign on Matchday 4.
2:03
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WATCH: BREMEN 3-4 FRANKFURT

Götze's maiden Frankfurt goal set the Eagles on the road to their first win of the season at Werder Bremen last time out.

WELCOME!

It's the UEFA Europa League winners vs. the DFB Cup holders, Mario Götze vs. Timo Werner and one sure-fire Bundesliga spectacle. Stay tuned!
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