Late drama as Hoffenheim hold Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt were denied all three points away to Hoffenheim by a late Mark Uth equaliser.

Hoffenheim 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Goals: 0-1 Boateng (13'), 1-1 Uth (90+1')

Frankfurt got off to a flying start, thanks to a stunning lone-range goal from Kevin-Prince Boateng. The Ghanaian midfielder collected the ball from a good 25 yards, before arrowing an unstoppable effort up and over the outstretched left hand of Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann. Frankurt's physicality continued to cause problems for the hosts, with Mijat Gacinovic going agonisingly close to doubling the visitors' lead. Hoffenheim's only notable chance fell to Sandro Wagner, whose close-range effort was fumbled onto the post by Lukas Hradecky.

Dennis Geiger took a leaf out of Boateng's book at the start of the second half, but the young Hoffenheim midfielder's vicious drive veered narrowly off target at the last. Geiger sent another effort wide after a driving run from Kerem Demirbay and substitute Nadiem Amiri failed to test Hradecky when receiving a fine cross, before Baumann kept the hosts in the game with a sensational stop from Ante Rebic. It was a decisive moment as the returning Serge Gnabry teed up Uth for a dramatic equaliser right at the last.

Match stats

    Hoffenheim have scored a season-high seven Bundesliga goals in the final quarter of games.Eintracht have not lost any of their last six Bundesliga games.Boateng scored his second Bundesliga goal of the season. Both have come in the 13th minute of games.Frankfurt ended a run of 428 minutes without a goal in games against Hoffenheim.Makoto Hasebe dropped to the Frankfurt bench for the first time since 15 October 2016.Hoffenheim's Bayern Munich loanee Gnabry made his first Bundesliga appearance in almost two months.

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Hoffenheim: Baumann – Akpoguma, Vogt (c), Grillitsch – Posch, Rupp (Gnabry 53'), Geiger (Amiri 73'), Schulz – Uth, Demirbay – Wagner (Kramaric 62')
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann

Frankfurt: Hradecky – Salcedo, Abraham (c), Falette – Wolf, Boateng, Stendera (Hasebe 60'), Willems – Rebic, Gacinovic (Fernandes 75') - Haller (Jovic 67')
Coach: Niko Kovac

As it happened

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