Nkounkou salvages late Frankfurt draw
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Into injury time
Will we see a winner?
What a way to introduce yourself. Nkounko collects it on the left of the box and fires across goal, into the far corner to make it 1-1. Excellent finish from the left-back.
Five minutes to go!
Time running out for Frankfurt to maintain their unbeaten start to the season as Cologne look to be getting up and running for the campaign.
Chabot makes way
In making that block at full stretch, it appears Chabot has pulled something and he has to make way for Kilian. What a performance from the lad who grew up just up the road from Frankfurt.
Chabot is having an absolute blinder for Cologne. He's to the rescue with yet another block, this time sticking out a right boot to deny a goal-bound effort from Ngankam.
It's now the home side's turn to reach into their reserves, with a debut handed to Nkounko. Rode also replaces Larsson, while Cologne then make a change in attack and at the back.
A frustrating day for Frankfurt
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Marmoush has been lively today, even a bit too much so a moment ago as he was shown a yellow card, but he's now replaced by Ngankam as Frankfurt search for a breakthrough.
All the ball
Double change Cologne
Baumgart calls for Alidou and Olesen from the bench. His side have been under the pump this half.
For all their good build-up work, Frankfurt haven't carved out enough big chances in front of goal. The xGoals rating reflects as much.
Frankfurt short on chances
Chabot to the rescue again
Chabot is having a blinder against his old club. This time he heads clear Petter Hauge's effort from just inside the box. Serious pressure from Frankfurt, serious defending from Cologne.
Marmoush this time is freed on foal but his effort is blocked superbly by the flying boot of Chabot. That is incredible recovery from the centre-back. Marmoush almost scores from the corner but his header is again blocked over. A second corner comes to nothing but Frankfurt are upping the ante here.
Götze in the box...
... but he loses his footing. There was a brief shout for a penalty but it looked like the Frankfurt schemer just slipped as he attempted to cut back on his right and shoot. More encouragement for Frankfurt.
Hosts start brightly
There's real intent from the off from Frankfurt who work the ball nicely out on the right but Buta's ball in the box just avoids his teammate in the centre. Good start from Die Adler.
Having started the half so brightly, Max ended it by giving that crucial penalty away and he picked up a knock in the process to make matters worse. His afternoon is now over, with Petter Hauge on in his place.
Will the hosts find a way back into this? Let's find out...
Cologne lead at the break
Three minutes added on
Can Frankfurt find a late equaliser before the break?
It's that man Max who gives the penalty away and captain Kainz makes no mistake from the penalty spot. Cologne are ahead against the run of play, much to the delight of their travelling support.
Penalty to Cologne
They've been second best so far, but Cologne have a great chance to go in front...
Despite their dominance, Frankfurt's win prediction drops with each passing moment. They're still well on top, though.
Frankfurt chances waning?
Dina Ebimbe again III
Once more it's Dina Ebimbe causing problems from the inside left. This time his shot is well bloked by Chabot and the subsequent corner comes to nothing. More signs that Frankfurt are getting closer to a breakthrough.
Coach watch: Toppmöller
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Coach watch: Baumgart
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Dina Ebimbe again
Buta this time cuts in from the right with ease before laying off to Dina Ebimbe on the edge of the box but he's leaning back and skies it over the bar. Too easy for Frankfurt there.
First shot on goal
It's a great driving run from Dina Ebimbe who races forward from the inside left and cuts onto his right foot before shooting but his effort is comfortably saved.
Blunt Billy Goats
Cologne have looked solid at the back so far and are coping well with Frankfurt but they can't connect the dots when they get the ball back. Tigges up-top has barely had a kick and they'll be hoping they can find a way to get him more involved.
There's a stoppage in play as Buta wears a clearance in the face. He's back on his feet though and looks okay to continue.
Still yet to see a shot
Frankfurt getting closer
A move again flows through the left for Frankfurt before Götze plays a lovely through ball to Marmoush but he's eased off the ball before he can get a shot away. Good defending in the end to snuff the danger out.
This blog won't entirely be about Philipp Max or just puns on his name today but he is the standout player so far. He's getting very high up the pitch on Frankfurt's left and being found time and time again. Opposite number Schmitz has got a tough afternoon ahead of him at this rate.
Fans out in full force
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Proof of the pudding
Taking it to the Max
Frankfurt left-back Max has looked lively so far and both their best moves have come down his side. The latest sees him leave his man for dust but Cologne are able to clear his teasing ball into Marmoush.
It looks a lovely day in Frankfurt, where each side is taking a little while to get going. Frankfurt string the first nice move together but it fizzles out and Cologne are back on the ball. No shots to speak of just yet but it's very early.
Off we go
Cologne get us up and running...
The teams are in the tunnel
We're just about ready to get going in Frankfurt...
Ready and raring
A familiar face
Ellyes Skhiri gets a swift reunion with his old teammates since making the switch from Cologne to Frankfurt. He starts and will be eager to impress today, that's for sure.
This fixture hasn't been kind on Frankfurt in recent years and they are four without a win against the Billy Goats currently after two draws and two defeats over the past two seasons. In fact, Frankfurt have won just one of the last eight meetings (W1, D4, L3) and one of the last four at home (W1, D2, L1).
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More on those teams
Frankfurt have gone with just Marmoush leading the line from the off, with Eric Dina Ebimbe looking like he'll be pushed forward to play alongside Mario Götze in support of their striker. As for the visitors, they make a couple of changes to their side today as Linton Maina and Steffen Tigges come in from the start.
Frankfurt starting XI
Trapp (c) - Tuta, Koch, Pacho - Buta, Larsson, Skhiri, Max - Dina Ebimbe, Götze - Marmoush
Grahl, Smolcic, Hasebe, Nkounkou, Chaibi, Rode, Aaronsen, Ngankam, Hauge
Cologne starting XI
Schwäbe - Schmitz, Hübers, Chabot, Paqarada - Ljubicic, Martel - Maina, Kainz (c), Waldschmidt - Tigges
Pentke, Kilian, Carstensen, Finkgräfe, Huseinbasic, Christensen, Alidou, Olesen, Adamyan
Team news on its way
We're about five minutes out from the teams being announced. Watch this space...
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Chabot's back, back again...
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Farewell, Kolo Muani
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The first of Sunday's Bundesliga double-header kicks-off at 3.30pm CEST, with hosts Frankfurt able to move as high as third with a win, while the visitors are hoping to avoid ending the weekend without a point so far this term. Team news will drop approximately an hour before we get underway, so set your alarms now and click on the alerts for this fixture in the app to see them first.
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Toppmöller ticking along
Eintracht - with positive results against Darmstadt and Mainz so far - have picked up four points under new coach Dino Toppmöller. In the previous two campaigns under former boss Oliver Glasner, the Eagles only managed one point after two games.
Cologne showing signs
Matchday 3 heads towards its conclusion with a game that promises plenty of sparks. Hosts Eintracht have provided plenty of entertainment on their way to collecting four points from the season so far while Cologne will be desperate to get off the mark at Deutsche Bank Park.