Frankfurt - Eintracht Frankfurt realised their dream of qualification for the UEFA Europa league only a year after promotion to Germany's topflight, despite being held to a 2-2 draw by VfL Wolfsburg.

A first-half penalty from Alexander Meier and an own-goal by Ricardo Rodriguez restored parity for Armin Veh's men against a ten-men Wolfsburg who had looked on their way following goals from Jan Polak and Diego.

Last-gasp reward


Frankfurt's hopes of playing European football for the first time in seven years suffered an early setback when Polak left Oka Nikolov in goal no chance with a well-placed header eight minutes into the game for the Czech's first goal in two years, and things went from bad to worse eleven minutes later when Diego found the net for the confident looking visitors.

Makoto Hasebe's red card after 35 minutes, however, then appeared the be the turning point as he brought down his Japanese compatriot Takashi Inui in the box, Meier converting the penalty for his 16th goal this season. Frankfurt threw bodies forward in search for the equaliser, and Eintracht eventually earned the point the longed in the 90th minute when Wolfsburg defender Rodriguez steered the ball into the guests' goal.

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