A blistering first-half performance helped 1. FC Union Berlin rampage to victory over FSV Frankfurt 1899.
It was Union who looked the more comfortable side early on, pressing high up the pitch and giving the visitors little time on the ball. They remained ineffective in the final third until the 24th minute when Damir Kreilach headed in after a free-kick from Felix Kroos. With that, Union burst into life, linking up well and exploiting gaps on the counter attack. Bobby Wood doubled the lead from the penalty spot on 30 minutes, and the American grabbed a second minutes later, picking up the rebound after Benjamin Kessel's shot was saved by Andre Weis.
After Union came close to adding a fourth on several occasions just before half time, Frankfurt settled after the break. They created three chances in quick succession around the 50-minute mark, denied at the last only by a goalline clearance from Roberto Puncec. A miraculous comeback never seemed on the cards, however, and the game's pace dropped as the second half wore on. In stoppage time, Christoper Trimmel headed in Union's fourth to complete a brilliant afternoon for the hosts.