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Eagles victorious

Game over. Eintracht fans will head out to celebrate with their side in sixth place, just five points off leaders Bayern Munich. A Kolo-Muani finish added to Marco Friedl's own goal to ease the hosts to victory. Werder are down in tenth following successive defeats. Napoli are up next for Eintracht on Tuesday in the Champions League.
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Füllkrug denied

Füllkrug takes the through pass and drills low into the net. There's a flag up on the far side, however. Offside. That won't count.
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SituationNo goal
DecisionNo goal

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
Eren Sami Dinkci
Eren Sami Dinkci33.73km/h
Ansgar Knauff
Ansgar Knauff33.43km/h

Back to the drawing board

Ole Werner will find it hard to take many positives here. His side are heading towards a second successive Bundesliga loss without really showing any of their earlier season strength and bite.

Almost three

Pavlenka denies Eintracht a third, saving from Sow. Borre batters the loose ball against the base of the post.

Sow shoots low

Werder give it up in midfield and suddenly Frankfurt are swarming. Sow goes it alone and shoots low at goal. Pavlenka bends to meet the ball but can only scoop it back into the danger zone. The visitors manage to clear.

More from Frankfurt?

The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals> xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals> goals).
Eintracht may have even more goals in them here.

Max and out

Lenz is on for Frankfurt as Max makes way following a fine showing. Meanwhile, Pieper replaces Stark for the River Islanders.

Deadly digits

It's now 20 direct goal involvements in 20 games for Randal Kolo-Muani this season.

Double swap

Werder will look to add a different dimension to their game with the introduction of Buchanan and Philipp.

Kolo-Muani makes way

The home fans are on their feet as Kolo-Muani makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Rafael Borre. Not a hugely surprising move by coach Glasner with Eintracht facing Napoli in the Champions League this week.

No go Jung

Anthony Jung has a rare swipe at goal for Werder from just inside the area. The shot is blocked.

All Eintracht

A thoroughly dominant performance from the hosts so far.

Max booked

Max has blotted his copybook a bit with a yellow card for a pull-back on Füllkrug.

No stopping him

Is Randal Kolo-Muani the signing of the season in world football? The former Nantes man is now on ten goals and ten assists in the Bundesliga in 2022/23. Phenomenal.

Kolo-Muani strikes again

Who else? Randal the Great with one more goal and the Eagles are flying. The busy Max crosses from the left and a Kolo-Muani header draws a super stop from Pavlenka. The ball lands at the feet of Knauff who dinks back towards the France international and a close range finish later means this an uphill task for Werder.

Randal Kolo Muani


Randal Kolo Muani
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Bremen build

Werder win a corner and their fans raise the noise level a notch. It's taken short to Ducksch, who crosses into the Eintracht box. Jakic heads clear.

Off we go again

Eintracht get the second half underway ....
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Half time

There's the break. Eintracht deserve their lead, which came after Marco Friedl put through his own net. Werder have offered zero as an attacking force and will need to change something if they want to get back into this.
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Nearly Lindström

Yowza, Lindström almost scores a worldie. It's all back heels and flicks as the Dane combines with Max and Götze before seeing the lights of Deutsche Bank Park flash in his eyes and blasting over. Pity.


There's a smidgin of bite out there now as frustrations build in midfield. Not a huge amount of space for either side to work in at the moment.

Stark booking

Kolo Muani spins and looks to be away. Stark rugby tackles the World Cup finalist, who is not staying upright after that challenge. Yellow card for Stark.

Frankfurt free kick

Max and Lindström stand over a free kick in a promising position for the hosts. The former trots forward and Max steps up. This looks rehearsed. But Werder are alive to this set piece and Eintracht have hardly worked it well anyway. Chance gone .

Bremen chance spurned

Ndicka fells Gruev wide on the right, which gives Werder a chance to stick one into the Frankfurt mixer. Ducksch wastes the set-piece, however, passing straight to Kamada, who wellies clear.

Werder quiet

The visitors have yet to produce a decent effort here. No doubt coach Ole Werner is thinking of a tactical change as Bremen haven't been in it as an attacking force.

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.

Max-level passing

Max floats an inviting pass into the mixer. Knauff is there and gets his head to the ball, which floats into Pavlenka's hands.

Pavlenka to the rescue

Max is bounding towards a bouncing ball as he bears down on the Werder penalty area. But here comes Pavlenka to head away the danger.

Chances few and far between

The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals> xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals> goals).
A Kamada chance aside, it's been tight in the danger zones since the game's opening goal.

Die Adler rising

There's an age left in this game, obviously, but just looking at the live Bundesliga standings, Eintracht are in sixth spot, just one point off Leipzig and five behind leaders Bayern Munich as things stand. Plenty of football left in this one, however.

Schmid sighter

Schmid makes some space for himself on the right but can only pop the ball up into the grateful hands of Kevin Trapp.

Friedl woe

Looking back on the opening goal, it's not the first time Marco Friedl has put through his own net this season. The Bremen captain also had an o.g. to his name against Cologne on Matchday 16.

Bremen emerging

The visitors are looking to shake off that early setback with some possession football.

Eintracht come again

It should be 2-0. Kamada races onto the through ball and is suddenly one-v-one against Pavlenka. The Frankfurt man may have had a bobble before shooting, because otherwise it would be hard to explain why his effort flies off target.

Eagles lead

From the subsequent set-piece, Max flights a pass towards the far post where Jakic is on hand to divert across the face. Friedl connects and sends the ball into his own net. Eintracht have made a big, big start here.

Marco Friedl


Marco Friedl

Kolo Muani again

Kolo Muani is all over this one. The France international paces down the left and has Schmid giving chase. The Bremen man pulls back his opponent and Werder have a free kick.

Frankfurt danger

A delicious back-heel from Kolo Muani releases Lindström who barrels down the left and pulls back for Knauff. Veljkovic makes a crucial intervention and Bremen survive. The home fans enjoyed that move.

Bright opening

Eintracht are caressing it around the park as Werder give chase. Both sides looking to settle.

Game on !

Werder get us underway and we're all set for an action-packed evening in Frankfurt.

Here they come ...

What an atmosphere inside the Waldstadion as both sides take to the pitch! It's handshakes time as we edge ever closer to the off.

Teams on way

Both sides are gathering in the tunnel as the fans outside await ....

"Crunch time"

A monumental week for Frankfurt starts right now. The Eagles will be keen to keep in touch with the Bundesliga's top five teams here against Werder while once this one is done, it's Napoli in the Champions League. Eintracht then face Leipzig in the top-flight next week. "It’s crunch time now with the three competitions and it’s about focusing on the little details," coach Glasner explained earlier.

"Well organised"

Here's what Werder coach Ole Werner is expecting from today's hosts at Deutsche Bank Park: "[Eintracht] are very well organised at the back, they can hit you on the counter and can switch things up when they have the ball."

Friedl returns

Werder have captain Marco Friedl back from suspension today while Romano Schmid comes into midfield for his first start this year. Ilia Gruev makes his first start for a month

Jakic gets the nod

In the end, it's Kristijan Jakic who comes into defence with Makoto Hasebe - who had previously started the 3-0 loss against Cologne - dropping to the bench. Jakic last began a game on Matchday 16, when Frankfurt defeated Schalke 3-0. Elsewhere, Ansgar Knauff replaces Aurelio Buta.

Frankfurt starting XI

Trapp (c) - Tuta, Jakic, N'Dicka - Knauff, Kamada, Sow, Max - Lindstrom, Götze - Kolo Muani

Frankfurt subs

Ramaj, Smolcic, Hasebe, Buta, Lenz, Alidou, Chandler, Borre, Alario

Bremen starting XI

Bremen: Pavlenka - Stark, Veljkovic, Friedl (c) - Schmidt, Schmid, Gruev, Stage, Jung – Füllkrug, Ducksch

Bremen subs

Zetterer, Pieper, Buchanan, Dietrich, Chiarodia, Salifou, Berger, Philipp, Dinkci

Hasebe to continue at centre-back?

With Eric Dina Ebimbe out injured, Frankfurt boss Glasner has a choice to make as to who starts in his back-three. Club captain Makoto Hasebe is expected to get the nod but he's not the only one in the running to start alongside Evan N'Dicka and Tuta. "Makoto Hasebe, Hrvoje Smolcic and Kristijan Jakic are all options for central defence," Glasner told media on the eve of the game. "I haven't decided yet, but one of the three will play at centre-back."

Watch: Previous meeting: Bremen 3-4 Frankfurt

Mario Götze opened his account for Frankfurt in a thrilling spectacle in which the lead switched sides three times before the away side ultimately picked up their first Bundesliga win of 2022/23.

Fortune on Frankfurt's side?

The stars appear to be aligning for the hosts in this one. Oliver Glasner has won each of his last four Bundesliga matches against Bremen, Mario Götze has scored more goals against the Green-and-Whites than any other top-flight side (seven) and Frankfurt have won their last four competitive games on home turf.

Favourite opponents

The Eagles have enjoyed more Bundesliga wins against Bremen (37) than they have against any other team.

Top marksmen collide

Goals a re all but guaranteed here: Frankfurt's Randal Kolo Muani has more direct goal involvements than any other player in the Bundesliga this season (nine goals, 10 assists), while Bremen's Niclas Füllkrug has more goals (13) than anyone else.

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