Meier Brace sees of Augsburg

Frankfurt - Eintracht Frankfurt got back to the busness of winning in the Bundesliga as they comfortably overcame FC Augsburg 4-2 in the Commerzbank Arena.

Guests up against it

An Alexander Meier double, a Stefan Aigner effort and an own goal from Augbsurg's Sacha Mölders did the damage for Augsburg, for whom a Ja-Cheol Koo strike and a Mölders tap-in were not enough.

Frankfurt tasted defeat last time out against FC Bayern Munich, but it was clear that that result had been put to the back of their minds as they opened the scoring with just seven minutes gone. Pirmin Schwegler's powerful strike cannoned off the post only to strike the leg of Augsburg's Mölders before rolling over the line.

The Eagles continued to dominate, and after Meier had gone close, Aigner made it 2-0, rounding the keeper before sliding in a neat finish. Karim Matmour might have even added a third for the dominant home side, but Augsburg were given a lifeline when Koo drilled in a fine effort to halve the deficit on the stroke of half-time.

Meier stays cool

The goal might have given the away side belief for the second period, but that was dampened down again within minutes of the restart. Sebastian Rode started off a move that released Aigner down the right and his cutback was expertly steered home by the evergreen Meier for his eighth goal of the season.

There was life in Markus Weinzierl's team yet though, and they forced their way back into the game again when Mölders netted at the right end, tapping home from Daniel Baier's delivery. However Eintracht always looked dangerous and they effectively put the result to bed when a penalty was given against Matthias Ostrolczek, allowing Meier to dispatch for 4-2, completing a comfortable win for the Eagles.

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