Full time! Bochum 1-1 Frankfurt
Bochum come from behind to record their third draw of the campaign. They're yet to win, while Frankfurt stay unbeaten after four matches.
Förster tries his luck from a tight angle, but it's too close to Trapp. Bochum ending things in the ascendancy.
Time added on
Into the first of SEVEN added minutes in Bochum...
Frankfurt's Marmoush with a corner this time. Tuta meets it, but the Brazilian's downward header is straight into the arms of Riemann.
Paciencia heads straight at Trapp from the ensuing corner. Frankfurt go straight on the attack, with Dina Ebimbe inches away from turning in Aaronson's low cross.
Trapp does his job
Antwi-Adjei tries to catch out Trapp at his near post, but the Frankfurt stopper is alert to the danger and punches the ball behind.
Stöger finds the head of Daschner, but he doesn't have the neck muscles to trouble Trapp. Bochum fans will have wanted to see Hofmann or Paciencia on the end of that!
Aaronson enters the fray
American youngster Paxten Aaronson is on for Götze, who has been a touch quiet and is on a booking. It's the 20-year-old's 10th Bundesliga appearance.
Bochum get their goal!
Antwi-Adjei makes a near-post dash to meet a cross from the right, but can't keep his volley down. Bochum have their tails up!
Cool as you like from Stöger, who fires into the far corner with Trapp rooted to the spot. Game on!
Marmoush has his hands on Ordets as the Bochum defender moves to meet a corner. The Frankfurt sub is booked, and Bochum have a penalty!
Fresh legs, fresh ideas
Positive changes, with attacking midfielders Förster and Daschner on. Bochum haven't got going since the restart - they desperately need a spark.
Letsch turns to the pace of Antwi-Adjei and the presence of former Frankfurt striker Paciencia.
Skhiri meets a Marmoush free-kick, but doesn't make a clean connection and the chance is gone.
Frankfurt haven't exactly lit up the game, but they have the all-important lead.
Chaibi with an instant impact as he drives in off the left and forces a save from Riemann. Dina Ebimbe swipes in the rebound from 18 yards and, despite initial question-marks over Chaibi's position when the move started, the goal stands!
Nothing between them
Here we go again!
Two Frankfurt changes, with Marmoush and Chaibi on. Can either side find a goal?
Half-time! Bochum 0-0 Frankfurt
The goalkeepers have been on top in Bochum, with Riemann and Trapp keeping a fairly even contest goalless in the first 45.
Game plan working
Bochum's high and aggressive press is making life extremely difficult for Frankfurt. They just can't get going in an attacking sense.
Stöger the heartbeat
Stöger's at the heart of another promising Bochum attack, exchanging passes with Hofmann before looping an 18-yard strike into the arms of Trapp.
Frankfurt are still marginal favourites, despite Bochum's home advantage.
Riemann on song
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What a save!
So close for Bochum as Hofmann flicks on Passlack's inviting cross into the area. Asano is first to it in front of Trapp, who spreads himself brilliantly to block with an outstretched arm.
Bochum's No.1 comes out on top in another one-on-one, this time blocking at the feet or Larsson. The Frankfurt midfielder perhaps should have gone for a first-time finish instead.
Frankfurt don't clear the lines as a cross comes in from the right. Stöger takes on the loose ball, dragging wide from just outside the penalty area. Encouraging stuff for the home side!
Ordets meets Wittek's cross from the left, but his header lacks the power to seriously trouble Trapp. Open game so far!
Riemann with the save!
Frankfurt break with Dina Ebimbe, who gets into the box before forcing a smart save out of Riemann from a tight angle.
Bochum putting in the yards
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Götze feeds the run of Nkangam, but the Germany youngster's shot doesn't trouble Riemann.
Bochum are really getting in the faces of the Frankfurt players, pressing high and winning the challenges, much to the appreciation of the partisan home crowd.
What an effort!
Kevin Stöger arrows a rising left-footed drive goalwards from range, forcing a finger-tip save from Trapp, who touches it onto the crossbar.
Under way in Bochum!
The boys in blue get the ball rolling. Visitors Frankfurt are in red and black.
Everyone in attendance pays their respects to the victims of the natural disasters in Morocco and Libya.
The Bochum fans are in full voice, belting out their club anthem, but the Frankfurt contingent are still making themselves heard. They love an away day!
Watch: Frankfurt in the house!
Watch: The stage is set in Bochum
More on those teams
Bochum are unchanged from the team that started the 2-2 draw with Augsburg, with two-goal hero Takuma Asano in attack once more. As for Frankfurt, Jessic Ngankam is preferred to Omar Mamroush in the lone striker's role, while left-back Niels Nkounkou is handed a first start after his equaliser from the bench against Cologne.
Bochum starting line-up
Riemann - Masovic, Ordets, Bernardo - Passlack, Bero, Losilla (c), Stöger, Wittek - Asano, Hofmann
Thiede, Gamboa, Soares, Schlotterbeck, Osterhage, Förster, Daschner, Paciencia, Antwi-Adjei
Frankfurt starting line-up
Trapp (c) - Tuta, Koch, Pacho - Buta, Larsson, Shkiri, Nkounkou - Dina Ebimbe, Götze - Ngankam
Grahl, Santos, Smolcic, Hasebe, Max, Chaibi, Aaronson, Marmoush, Hauge
Bochum's reason to believe
Today's hosts have enjoyed more wins against Frankfurt (25) than against any other team in the Bundesliga. Die Blauen have also had most home wins (20) against their opponents today.
Nkounkou wants more
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What it's all about
How about this for a big-game quote from Eintracht boss Dino Toppmöller? "A game under the lights at Bochum’s famous Ruhrstadion, a capacity crowd, a good pitch, a good atmosphere, tough tackles – that’s what we play football for.” Enough said!
Letsch on Toppmöller
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Letsch's happy memories
Thomas Letsch's first home game in charge of Bochum was a 3-0 win against Eintracht last season. It was also Die Blauen's first triumph of the campaign on Matchday 9 of 2022/23.
Watch: Frankfurt 1-1 Bochum - previous meeting
Watch: Augsburg 2-2 Bochum - highlights
Watch: Frankfurt 1-1 Cologne - highlights
Bochum have yet to win in the Bundesliga this season, but they did take a point off Borussia Dortmund in their last home game. Food for thought for unbeaten Eintracht Frankfurt. Stay tuned for build-up, live match action and highlights from the Saturday late (CEST) game!