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MODESTE NOT FAR AWAY!
A long ball is battled by and won by Modeste and he goes for a volley from distance with Trapp retreating. It bounces and brings a dive from the Frankfurt goalkeeper, but drifts just wide. What a way to win it that would have been!
We're now into three minutes of added time in Cologne.
FRANKFURT LOOKING MORE LIKELY
If either side is going to grab a winner, it looks more likely to be the visitors. Kamada is still working hard to create, while Barkok has brought late fresh legs in place of Silva.
It's not often you see the players with the most duels won for either side in a Bundesliga game being strikers. But that's what Andersson and Dost do.
TWO HARD-WORKING STRIKERS
Sebastian AnderssonBas Dost
Cologne are looking to work on the counter while Frankfurt are building pressure more and more... Is something going to give before full-time?
Great movement from Kamada to find space on the right, and Toure finds him down the line. He spots Younes in space around the penalty spot and the substitute collects his pass with one touch past a defender before shooting at goal, but it's blocked behind.
COLOGNE COMMITTING NUMBERS FORWARD
The home side have been under some Frankfurt pressure in the last five minutes or so, but they are not sitting back and accepting their fate. Gisdol's men are powering forward in numbers, with Jakobs almost playing as a second-striker now alongside Andersson.
ALMOST FOR TOURE AGAIN!
The Frenchman is well placed for a Kamada corner once again as he rises to meet the cross. His header loops just over the crossbar this time.
Frankfurt are on top here, with Dost forcing a save from Horn and Younes having a shot deflected behind for a corner. Work to do defensively for the home side.
The former Gladbach midfielder signed on loan from Napoli is on now for his first Frankfurt appearance.
DUDA SO CLOSE!
Huge chance for a second for the Slovakian after Jakobs's cross was cleared to the far post. Wolf collects and sends another ball in which Duda meets with a superb diving header, but Trapp pokes it over his own crossbar.
OPENING UP IN COLOGNE NOW
CLOSE FOR TOURE!
The Frenchman has a header at goal from Kamada's lofted cross having played a short corner and dribbled into the box. It's straight at Horn, though, as this game begins to open up in the second half.
Frankfurt have a dangerous break, with Kamada leading the way, and he looks for Silva with a through-ball on goal, but Bornauw makes a fantastic interception to send the ball behind.
HOW WILL FRANKFURT RESPOND?
Well, is the answer here early on. Kamada has seen a free-kick go just wide of the mark from 25 yards but the away side are back to controlling the ball. The Eagles defence must now be wary of Ehizibue's runs on the overlap, as he's causing some problems.
The second caution of the game for the home side as Rexhbecaj brings down Kamada on a counter.
DUDA'S FIRST FOR COLOGNE!
This is as much Ehizibue's goal as it is Duda's an outstanding bit of play from the full-back as he exchanges passes with Andersson on the right before charging forward to the byline. He crosses to the back post where teammates are waiting in space, and Duda catches the ball on the half-volley to smash home past Trapp. Great response from the home side!
KAMADA FLUFFS A HUGE CHANCE!
Outstanding patient interplay from Frankfurt as Silva flicks Dost in behind the Cologne defence. His cut-back is perfect for Kamada in front of goal, but he totally miscues his shot and it falls back to him for a second attempt, which he sends high over the crossbar. That should have been 2-0!
STORY ON SILVA
Since the May restart, Frankfurt's star man in attack has netted 11 goals in 14 Bundesliga games. Only Robert Lewandowski (16 goals) has had more Bundesliga goals over this period.
No changes at the break for either side as the home side get us back underway.
SILVA SMASHES HOME!
The Frankfurt striker steps up and hit the spot-kick home, past Horn who had dived the correct way. His third goal of the season already, with his second from the spot-kick.
Kamada is brought down in the box by Bornauw after Dost's flick on and, after a check from Video-Assist, a penalty is given.
ABRAHAM HEADS WIDE
A chance from the latest Kamada corner as the ball swings into the penalty area and is met by the Eagles' captain, but Abraham's header glances wide of the mark.
Frankfurt's corners are counting up here at the end of the first half.
Frankfurt have had several good looking chances on the counter themselves, with Kamada, Silva and Dost all involved - but their decision-making has let them down so far. Both Dost and Silva have failed to pick out the right past, while Kamada just has not been on the ball enough times in those attacking positions to make the most of his eye for a pass. Something coach Adi Hütter will be frustrated about.
CHANCES FEW AND FAR BETWEEN
A blow to the head for Frankfurt's target man after an aerial challenge from Bornauw. He's taking treatment but should be fine to carry on.
SILVA HAS A GO!
The first strike with venom at goal for either side as Silva is found in acres of space 20 yards from goal by Zuber. He takes aim and fires goalward, but his shot is straight at Horn who punches it clear.
A TOUGH BATTLE SO FAR
© imago images / Moritz Müller
Just 78 percent pass completion from the home side so far, while the Eagles have managed just 82 percent themselves. Neither side has made a bright start here.
NEITHER SIDE HAPPY
SNUFFING OUT COUNTERS
Cologne are looking to make the most of the pace that Jakobs and Wolf posses on either flank with counter-attacks, but Frankfurt's three-man backline is doing it's job well so far with Rode and Ilsanker in front of them too.
NEITHER SIDE TICKING
Frankfurt have enjoyed the majority of the possession here in the first half but can't quite get Kamada into the game. He's the attacking midfielder who is tasked with linking play alongside Silva and Dost in attack. Meanwhile, Cologne can't keep the ball in the Frankfurt half under the away side's high-pressing in their own half. Something will have to spark this game into life sooner rather than later.
The first yellow card of the day shown to the Cologne right-back after a foul on Zuber on his wing. His second of the season.
ANDERSSON A KEY
Cologne have struggled to get the ball going forward so far with any consistency, but Andersson will be key to finding that. He's in a one-on-one battle with Hasebe in the middle and will have to win that to get his teammates involved.
The home side are having the better of the attacking movement so far. Can they make the most of it?
FRANKFURT EARNING CORNERS EARLY
JAKOBS MAKING FIRST START
A real positive sign already for Cologne fans is that Ismail Jakobs is back in the side. The teenager had previously tested positive for COVID-19, and has since recovered while also overcoming some muscular problems. His pace and energy on the left wing will be vital to Cologne's chances of a positive result today.
Both sides getting on the ball here in the early going. Silva involved quickly for Frankfurt, looking to link up with strike partner Dost already. Cologne's defence having to do some work in the opening minutes.
AWAY WE GO!
The ball is rolling in an overcast Cologne with the away side getting us underway.
READY TO ROLL
There are players in the tunnel and they're ready to entre the RheinEnergieStadion pitch here in the next few moments. Kick-off coming up shortly, don't go anywhere!
CAN COLOGNE POINTS TODAY?
The Billy Goats have suffered three defeats from their three games so far this season, and are one of three teams yet to collect a point so far in 2020/21. If today is to be the day, Markus Gisdol's side will have to overcome one of the most impressive sides so far in this current campaign.
PREVIOUS MEETING: COLOGNE 1-1 FRANKFURT
A win today will continue Frankfurt's best ever start to a Bundesliga season and take them onto 10 points through four games, and only behind RB Leipzig at the top of the table on goal difference.
A LOOK INSIDE THE HOME DRESSING ROOM
THE WOLF DERBY
New Cologne signing Marius Wolf - on loan from Borussia Dortmund for the coming season - won the 2018 DFB Cup with Frankfurt, for whom he scored five goals in 31 Bundesliga appearances. He starts today against his former side.
WATCH THE EAGLES UNTIL THE END...
The Eagles have scored four of their six goals this term in the second half of matches. Of their total 59 Bundesliga goals last season, they hit a league-high 43 in the second half.
TWO SIDES ENJOYING DIFFERENT FORTUNES
Hosts Cologne are winless in 13 Bundesliga matches (D4, L9), and have failed to keep a clean sheet in 14. Meanwhile, Frankfurt have made their best start to a Bundesliga season for eight years, and are unbeaten in their last five on the road (W4, D1). Will form prove to be conclusive in Cologne today?
ARRIVAL IN COLOGNE!
COLOGNE STARTING XI!
T. Horn (c) - Ehizibue, Bornauw, Czichos, J. Horn - Skhiri, Rexhbecaj - Wolf, Duda, Jakobs - Andersson
Zieler, Schmitz, Katterbach, Mere, Sorensen, Liminos, Özcan, Drexler, Modeste
FRANKFURT STARTING XI!
Trapp - Abraham (c), Hasebe, Hinteregger - Toure, Rode, Ilsanker, Zuber - Kamada - Dost, Silva
Schubert, Hrustic, Sow, Chandler, Da Costa, Barkok, Kohr, Younes, Tuta
Here you will find the most important information on the game between 1. FC Köln and Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 4 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.