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
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