Frankfurt - The points were shared in the Frankfurter Volksbank Stadion as FSV Frankfurt and 1. FC Union Berlin played out an exciting 1-1 draw.

The pouring rain made it difficult for either side to play fluid football, but the game’s competitive edge made for entertaining viewing. It was Frankfurt that struck the first blow, as the Berliners’ defence failed to pick up Australian international and he stooped low to guide a header into the corner.

The half-time whistle was exactly what the visitors needed, and after the restart they looked a different team. Attacking midfielder Torsten Mattuschka was seeing more and more of the ball, and it was through him that the equaliser arrived. His persistence was the key as he beat a defender and kept the ball in, crossing for to volley in from close-range, lifting the die Eisernen to sixth for the time being.

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