Eintracht Frankfurt moved up to third in the standings after coming from behind to beat last season's runners-up RB Leipzig, who handed Englishman Ademola Lookman his full Bundesliga debut.
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 RB Leipzig
Making up for lost time following a slight delay to proceedings at the Commerzbank-Arena, Leipzig took an early lead when Konrad Laimer burst forward and cut a neat ball back for Jean-Kevin Augustin to sweep home. Frankfurt weren't behind for long, though, with USA defender Timmy Chandler stabbing in the equaliser after Leipzig failed to deal with a corner. Similarly unconvincing defending let in the hosts for their second as Ante Rebic broke clear and teed up Kevin-Prince Boateng for his fifth Bundesliga goal of the season only four minutes later.
After Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer had a penalty decision reversed by the Video Assistant, Frankfurt stepped up their pursuit of a third goal. They almost got it when Rebic launched a free-kick towards the top corner, only for Peter Gulasci to make a flying intervention. Frankfurt leading scorer Sebastien Haller headed narrowly over from another wicked set-piece, with clear-cut chances otherwise at a premium in a tempestuous second period, despite the introduction of Leipzig duo Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner.
- Frankfurt have won four of their last five matches. Chandler scored his second goal of 2018. It is the first time he has scored more than once in one season.All four of Augustin's Bundesliga goals to date have been scored with his right foot.Frankfurt's David Abraham picked up his first assist of the season for Chandler's equaliser.Nine of the last 11 goals Leipzig have conceded have come via set-pieces.Eintracht scored two first-half goals for the first time this season.
Frankfurt: Hradecky – Salcedo, Abraham (c), Falette - Da Costa, Wolf (Gacinovic 82'), Boateng (Fernandes 68'), Hasebe, Chandler – Haller, Rebic (Jovic 80')
Unused subs: Zimmermann, Willems, Russ, Barkok
Absentees: Mandela (knee), Meier (ankle)
Coach: Niko Kovac
Leipzig: Gulasci - Laimer, Orban (c), Upamecano, Klostermann - Demme (Poulsen 46') - Sabitzer, Ilsanker, Keita (Forsberg 61'), Lookman (Werner 76') - Augustin
Unused subs: Mvogo, Konate, Bernardo, Kaiser
Absentees: Halstenberg (knee)
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Watch: Lookman gives his thoughts on making his first Bundesliga start