Eintracht Frankfurt strike late to see off heartbroken Hannover

An 89th minute goal from Ante Rebic helped Eintracht Frankfurt to a third away triumph of the season and put an end to Hannover's 11-game unbeaten run at home.

Hannover 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

Goals: 0-1 Haller (10'), 1-1 Sane (36'), 1-2 Rebic (89')

Their team unbeaten in eleven previous encounters at the HDI Arena, Hannover fans were thus stunned into silence when visitors Eintracht took a tenth minute-lead. Latching onto Marius Wolf’s through pass, Sebastien Haller moved clear before lifting the ball over goalkeeper Philipp Tschauner for his third goal of the campaign. The hosts remained composed and responded to draw level through Salif Sané’s header from Pirmin Schwegler’s smart corner.

The second half produced few clear-cut chances and with the game appearing set for a draw, Niko Kovac’s side pounced. A long kick-out from Lukas Hradecky allowed Haller to tee up Rebic who fired in from distance to give Eintracht their third away win of the season.

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Match stats

    Forwards Haller & Rebic are Frankfurt’s joint-top scorers with three goals each.Rebic has now scored in three successive Bundesliga games. As many as four of Sane’s seven Bundesliga goals have been scored from corners. The Senegalese has netted six with his head. Hannover's unbeaten home run has ended at 11 games in all competitions. In their previous nine league games on home soil (Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2), the 96ers did not conceded a goal. Frankfurt had only previously won four of 25 Bundesliga games in Hannover: each of those wins also came by a 2-1 scoreline.


Hannover: Tschauner (c) - Korb, Anton, Sane, Ostrzolek - Hübner, Schwegler - Harnik (Jonathas 85'), Bakalorz (Klaus 68'), Karaman – Füllkrug (Bebou 61')
Coach: Andre Breitenreiter

Frankfurt: Hradecky - Chandler (c), Abraham, Russ, Tawatha (Willems 46') - Gacinovic, Hasebe - Rebic (Salcedo 90'), Boateng - Wolf (Barkok 68'), Haller
Coach: Niko Kovac

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