Eintracht Frankfurt took a significant step towards next season's UEFA Champions League in beating Wolfsburg 4-3. The Wolves had kept 13 clean sheets this season. How did the Eagles breach their defence?
Frankfurt have been in stellar form. They beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 last Saturday in what was billed as the first of two European six-pointers, and now look odds-on favourites to qualify for the Champions League for the first time after claiming Wolfsburg's scalp.
In a high-tempo game, fourth in the table beat third to pull to within two points of leapfrogging their victims, while opening up a seven-point gap on fifth-placed BVB with just 18 left to play for.
Using Bundesliga Match facts powered by AWS, bundesliga.com looks at how Frankfurt put four goals past Wolfsburg.
Watch: Highlights of Frankfurt's victory over Wolfsburg
Frankfurt ruthlessly efficient
Frankfurt's chance conversion rate was crucial to their victory. Adi Hütter's side had nine attempts on Wolfsburg's goal, compared to 20 on theirs. Just five of their shots were on target, and four of them went in. Eintracht, who have now scored at least once in 23 consecutive games, clearly exceeded their xGoals value of 1.32. Wolfsburg also exceeded their xG of 1.82, but clearly it wasn't enough for them.
Frankfurt scored their goals with remarkable self-confidence. The first two - scored by Daichi Kamada and Luka Jovic - each only had a 10 percent chance of success, a clear sign of their attackers' clear-headedness. Frankfurt also plundered their four goals despite having just 44 percent of possession. For such an attacking encounter, it was also notable that Frankfurt and Wolfsburg were each only called offside once.
Offensively variable, defensively consistent
The focus was particularly on Kamada, who was involved in many attacking actions, as well as midfielder Djibril Sow and left winger Filip Kostic, from whose flank some 34 percent of attacks came from. After going behind to Ridle Baku's opener, Frankfurt's first two goals in response came from the right wing. Jovic, who grabbed the second, was also the game's fastest player at 20.4 mph. Frankfurt's Attacking Zones were more evenly distributed as the game wore on, and they kept their opponents pegged back with their three-man defence protected by their row of defensive midfielders.
Striker Andre Silva - Robert Lewandowski's closest pursuer at the top of the Bundesliga scoring charts - changed sides periodically, while Kostic was quite committed to his left-hand side. Most pivotal was Kamada, though, the Japanese shining as the string-pulling No.10, always able to rely on the protection afforded to him by Sebastian Rode and Sow, the latter of whom covered the most distance with 7.7 miles. As shown by the live formations, Sow and Rode also alternated in joining Kamada in a more advanced role when Frankfurt had the ball.
However, Kamada wasn't the focus of most of Wolfsburg's defensive attention. The hosts' most-pressed player was Kostic, who was put under intense pressure by his opponents 34 times. The most pressed player in the whole game was directly up against the Serbian, though: Baku. The recent Germany international was pressed 36 times, and was joined in the top five game-wide by his opposite winger, Josip Brekalo. One such action, in which the Croatian was directly confronted by an opponent, led to Wout Weghorst's equaliser for 2-2. Kamada won his duel with Brekalo which led to Silva's goal for 3-2, and Frankfurt never looked back.
Dreaming of third
Wolfsburg remained dangerous, and increased the pressure again in the closing stages, but Erik Durm calmed the hosts' nerves with another goal just past the hour before a Tuta own-goal late on at the other end completed an emotional rollercoaster of an encounter.
For Frankfurt, their second consecutive victory over a direct competitor for Champions League qualification was another milestone, the 4-3 win over Wolfsburg giving them another confidence boost. Frankfurt will meet Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 29. If Wolfsburg slip up against leaders and champions Bayern Munich on the same day, Hütter's side will be third.