WATCH: SCALLY: "THEY USED OUR MISTAKES WELL"
WATCH: TRAPP HAILS KOLO MUANI AND LINDSTRÖM
Game over at Borussia-Park where Eintracht Frankfurt did the damage in the first half with a Lindstrom double and an Abimbe header from a corner. The Eagles are up to fourth in the standings after this win and sit just three points behind leaders Union, who visit Bochum on Sunday. Gladbach are ninth.
Alidou draws a good save from Sippel but the Eintracht man was offside in the build-up; wouldn't have counted.
TOO FAR FOR THURAM
Hermann gets the ball out wide and lifts a high pass towards the far post. Thuram is there but it's one of those that hangs at just the wrong height for the forward and all he can do is nod the ball back across the face of goal. Eintracht clear.
USMNT international Joe Scally makes way for Patrick Hermann.
TIME ADDED ON
After that spider-cam related stoppage earlier, we'll have a full nine minutes of added time here.
Eintracht build through substitute Alidou. The ball makes its way to Lenz who fires low at goal. Sippel saves.
EINTRACHT SWITCH IT UP
Frankfurt make a double change just before the restart with Alidou and Borre replacing two of Die Adler's heries in this game, the double scorer Lindstrom and the excellent Kolo Muani.
BACK UNDERWAY !
Camera fixed and the ball is rolling at Borussia-Park once more.
A problem with spider-cam has us taking an unscheduled stop in this game. The players await patiently on the sidelines as the technicians do their thing.
Marcus Thuram's eighth Bundesliga goal of the season takes him to the top of the goalscoring charts alongside Niclas Füllkrug and Christopher Nkunku.
GLADBACH FIRE BACK
Eintracht dilly-dally in possession at the back and Gladbach pounce with Plea swiping possession and feeding Thuram who fires under Trapp and in. Game on?
Double swap for Die Fohlen. Captain Stindl - who hasn't had a great game by his standards - comes off with Nathan Ngoumou on to make his sixth Bundesliga appearance of the campaign. Luca Netz is replaced by Kouadio Kone.
RODE GOOD TO GO
Rode was off the field receiving some treatment for a knock to the ankle but the 32-year-old rolls up his sock and runs back into the action. He's made of strong stuff, is Sebastian Rode.
Götze and Lindstrom combine to nearly make it four, the pair almost trying to walk it in at the end. The hosts survive this time and Götze throws his hands to the air in frustration.
Stindl fires in a couple of corners from the right. The second ends up leading to a Bensebaini shot which fails to get near the target.
Despite the pressure being on, Gladbach haven't managed a shot on goal thus far in the second half.
Oliver Glasner brings on that man for all seasons, Sebastian Rode. Kamada makes way.
Marcus Thuram Randal Kolo Muani
EAGLES STILL THIRSTY
Kolo Muani gets into space and blasts one over the top.
A booking straight away for Kramer after he fells Kolo Muani.
OFF WE GO AGAIN
The visitors get the ball rolling un the second half
ALL FRANKFURT AT THE BREAK
That's the half. Unsurprisingly, shrill whistles ring out among the home contingent. Eintracht look to have this wrapped up at the break against a Gladbach side who have been poorly organised defensively. A Lindstrom double either side of Dina Ebimbe's header have the visitors in the driving seat at Borussia-Park.
Eintracht are cruising. The ball goes from one end to the other, where Kolo Muani rolls square for Lindstrom to smash home his second of the game.
LINDSTROM'S GHOST PASS
Suddenly Lindstrom is through on the left. He gains ground and eyes a cutback. The Danish forward lays a pass towards the penalty spot but there are no Eintracht players there and Gladbach can clear.
Thuram has a shot blocked by Tuta. The ball subsequently deflects off Ndicka and the roars go up for handball among the home fans. Nothing doing, says the ref.
Gladbach are in real bother here. They've conceded for the first time from a corner this season and are two behind to an energetic and confident Eintracht team. Daniel Farke looks concerned on the sidelines.
JAKIC ON A YELLOW
Jakic follows through on Plea and there's one more booking to add to this game's collection.
FRANKURT PULL AWAY
This is all too simple for Die Adler. A corner from the left by Lenz is headed into the corner of the goal by Dina Ebimbe. Doesn't get more straightforward.
Eintracht are talking this game by the scruff of the neck now. The twinkle-toed Kolo Muani races upfield and frees Götze, whose shot is blocked.
KOLO MUANI CLOSE
Kolo Muani is played through. The France international pushes wide of Sippel and this looks a likely goal. Eintracht's No.9 pulls the trigger but is denied at the last by Sippel.
Kamada goes in, studs up, on Thuram. A no brainer for the ref there, Kamada goes into the notebook. This game has plenty of edge to it.
GLADBACH ON THE GO
Plea swipes possession, gets down the left and finds Kramer. He pops a pass over to Stindl whose powerful shot is blocked by Trapp. Nice move from the Foals.
NO WAY THROUGH
The free kick is tapped to Lindstrom who has a blast at the target. His effort is easily blocked.
WEIGL SEES YELLOW
Lindstrom is just too quick for Weigl, who brings down the Eintracht forward. Yellow Card for Weigl and a freekick in an interesting position for the Eagles.
Ouch. Kone trods on Kamada, who goes down in a heap. Yellow card for the Gladbach man.
LINDSTROM ON A ROLL
Jesper Lindstrom's opener here puts him on three goals in his last four Bundesliga games.
It's end to end now. Thuram bursts clear and shoots low. Trapp saves with his outstretched right foot.
KOLO MUANI DANGER
Kolo Muani gets forward, pushes right and then lashes a shot across the face of goal and wide.
EINTRACHT IN FRONT
And there it is! Stindl gives up possession cheaply as Gladbach build. The visitors turn it over quickly with the ball arriving to Kolo Muani who plays in Lindstrom. There's plenty of work for the Dane to do as he races forward. Lindstrom gets a lucky break with the ball breaking back to him, and then another when his shot rolls in off Sippel.
Both teams getting slightly stuck in midfield at the moment but there is plenty of energy to this game in the opening minutes to suggest a breakthrough might not be that far off.
GAME ON !
Gladbach - all in white - kick off against Eintracht who are wearing their black kits. Wonderful contrast against the deep green pitch.
TEAMS OUT !
Handshakes time. We're just moments away from the start of this Matchday 11 match. All that's left is the coin toss ...
There's a cracking atmosphere inside Borussia-Park as we await the appearance of both teams. This game promises goals and entertainment and the fans are feeling it.
SIPPEL'S FRANKFURT MEMORIES
Tobias Sippel - who replaces the injured Yann Sommer in goal - also lined out against Frankfurt on the penultimate day of last season when these teams played out a 1-1 draw.
WATCH: GLADBACH ARRIVE
TEAM NEWS - GLADBACH
Sommer and Hofmann are out injured for this one, so Sippel and Kramer come into the side to replace them.
TEAM NEWS - FRANKFURT
Eagles boss Oliver Glasner has stuck with the same XI that beat Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 last weekend. That means Rode, Smolcic and Borre drop back to the bench, having started in the DFB Cup in midweek. Lindström, Kamada and Ndicka return.
WATCH: FRANKFURT INSPECT THE BORUSSIA-PARK PITCH
GLADBACH STARTING XI
Sippel - Scally, Friedrich, Elvedi, Bensebaini - Weigl, Kone - Stindl (c), Kramer, Plea – Thuram
Olschowsky, Jantschke, Fraulo, Noß, Herrmann, Netz, Ngoumou, Reitz, Borges Sanches
FRANKFURT STARTING XI
Trapp (c) - Tuta, Jakic, Ndicka - Dina Ebimbe, Kamada, Sow, Lenz - Lindström, Götze - Kolo Muani
Ramaj, Pellegrini, Alidou, Chandler, Alario, Toure, Smolcic, Rode, Borre
At least that's the plan for Gladbach and Frankfurt. They're among the clutch of sides jockeying for position in and around the top six - the Champions League places are calling, too. It's a huge game at Borussia-Park - be there, or be square!