Meier was the star of the show, but Fabian had a crucial role to play as Frankfurt snatched an unexpected 3-2 victory from the Wolves on Matchday 18. After coming on at half time, the Mexican's quick feet and sharp cross saw him set up Meier, who bundled home the winner.
"I always try to make runs like that," explained Fabian after the game. The 26-year-old moved to Frankfurt from Guadalajara this winter, and is keen to make himself at home in Germany as quickly as possible. He is taking German classes three times a week, but his most important lesson so far has come on the pitch.
"You just need to give the ball to Alex Meier, and he'll stick it in the back of the net," joked Fabian.
Meier was the centre of attention on Sunday – and rightly so. After a quiet first half, the big forward burst into life after the break, drawing his side level before twice putting them ahead. His third goal came in the 93rd minute as he snatched a late three points for the Eagles.
Praise for Fabian
Humble as ever, Meier was quick to give credit to his team mates after the game. "In the second half, I just had to stay forward, and that's what I did," he said. The hat-trick hero was provided with good service not only from Fabian, but also from another of Frankfurt's winter signings, Hungarian star Szabolcs Huszti.
But it was for the Mexican that Meier reserved special praise: "Fabian is a special guy," he said. "He's very good on the ball, and he's integrating very quickly."
With two shots on goal, seven sprints and a game-changing assist after coming off the bench, Fabian can certainly look back on a successful debut for his new club. As Frankfurt battle to put distance between themselves and the relegation spots, it seems that the Mexican may prove to be an invaluable signing.