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And if you don't believe us, then take a look at xG for the proof.
PROOF IS IN THE XG
NO ADDED TIME
Right on cue, the referee blows the final whistle and puts Leipzig out of their misery. It was indeed a miserable evening for the guests, but a fully deserved win for Frankfurt.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Almost a fifth for Frankfurt, with Borre testing Gulacsi from much closer range than the penalty spot this time.
Rafael Borre steps up and he tucks in the spot-kick to put the seal on victory, Gulacsi went the wrong way.
Knauff goes down in the area and a penalty is given!
Mario Götze Konrad Laimer
FRUSTRATION FOR WERNER
Timo Werner will have to wait a little longer before bagging his 100th goal for Leipzig, as Andre Silva takes his place.
Tuta's goal had a goal probability of 96.98%, No wonder be buried it. It was the fourth 'easiest', or at least most probable goal, of the current Bundesliga season.
Mario Götze Willi Orban
Expected Goals is also on Frankfurt's side, almost reflecting their actual return of three goals, and if that does equate to three points - as seems likely right now - then they would be fully deserved.
THREE DESERVED POINTS
Marginally onside, so it is 3-0 to Frankfurt!
TUTA ON HAND!
That could well be that! Tuta is in the right place at the right time to turn the loose ball in after Gulacsi can only parry Götze's shot. Excellent move by Götze zo make room for the shot and then drive the ball in from a well-worked corner routine.... but VAR is checking it,
Another big chance for Frankfurt and the danger is averted by a block, this time from Kamada's low shot.
GULACSI TO THE RESCUE
That could have been that for Leipzig, but Gulacsi keeps them in it with a fine reflex save from Mario Götze.
PLENTY TO SMILE ABOUT
KOLO MUANI CLOSE!
Almost a third for Frankfurt, and it is that man Kolo Muani whose header tests Gulacsi. He's having a great game, and a great season too.
MISSING THE TARGET
Encouraging start to this second half from a Leipzig point of view. Forsberg has a shot blocked, and then Nkunku volleys over from a corner.
An attacking change for Leipzig at the start of this second half with Szoboszlai on for Kampl. They have to gamble.
FRANKFURT LEAD AT THE BREAK
Happy hosts in Frankfurt, with the Eagles flying at the halfway stage of this game, and it cannot be claimed that they do not deserve it. They had one goal disallowed due to offside, while Leipzig have really struggled to put many passes together and look surprisingly off colour today.
RODE HIS LUCK
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HITTING THE GROUND RUNNING
Randal Kolo Muani, who set up both goals today, has now been involved in 6 goals in his 5 games (2 goals, 4 assists) - league-wide only Union's Sheraldo Becker has been involved in more. What a signing he is proving to be.
ASKING THE QUESTIONS
Several attempts to dribble the ball into the box fail for Frankfurt, so Leny lets rip with a diagonal effort which is straight at Gulacsi.
Frankfurt close to one goal on the xG gauge, with Leipzig much closer to their current return of zero.
WASTEFUL FROM LEIPZIG
An opportunity for Raum - a set-piece specialist - to deliver a dangerous ball into the box from a free-kick, but it goes past man and mouse. Leipzig need to exploit such situations if they are to get back into this game.
The second injury-enforced change of the game and this time it is the Frankfurt captain who limps off, holding his hamstring. 21-year-old Eric Dina Ebimbe makes his competitive debut as his replacement.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
UNCONTAINABLE KOLO MUANI
The Frankfurt forward assisted Rode's goal and he is proving to be a real handful for the Leipzig defence, with his physical strength and excellent close control.
The hosts are almost camped in the Leipzig half of the field, putting them under constant pressure. Can they get a third?
It was Orban who got that decisive deflection, but he could do nothing about it as Rode's shot struck him on the inside of the leg.
Frankfurt double their lead with Rode's shot taking a bit of a deflection to wrong-foot Gulacsi, but it was a really neat flick from the German midfielder to make the space for his shot!
THIS ONE STANDS!
The offside flag only delayed Kamada's celebrations, as he puts Frankfurt in front with a header from close range which is not offside this time!
FORSBERG ALREADY WARM
Forsberg gets straight into the action with a looping cross which Trapp plucks out of the air before it can land at a Leipzig player. The Swede did not get a chance to warm up, but he looks fit and ready.
Sad to see anybody limping out of a game early on, but for a player plagued by injuries like Olmo, that really is a worrying image - he leaves the field and is replaced by Forsberg.
Kamada thinks he has given Frankfurt the lead, but the flag is up and it does not need a long VAR check to confirm that is offside - no goal!
Dani Olmo is receiving treatment for what looks like a dead leg after he got struck around the knee but fell badly on the back of the thigh. Some strong tackles going in early doors.
GREETINGS FROM KAMADA
Kamada slides in on Henrichs and the Leipzig full-back takes a tumble - a welcome-to-the-game tackle which earns the Japanese midfielder an early reprimand from the referee.
Some first bumps as the teams greet each other on the field, and after the coin toss, we are ready to go!
200 FOR GULACSI
At the other end of the pitch to Werner, Gulacsi will make his 200th Bundesliga appearance this evening.
Compared to the cup match against Teutonia Ottensen, Domenico Tedesco has made six changes. Gulacsi is back in goal in place of Blaswich, and Henrichs, Kampl, Laimer, Olmo and Nkunku replace Haidara, Schlager, Forsberg, Szoboszlai and Silva in the starting eleven.
WERNER EYES A CENTURY
Timo Werner moved to within one of a century of Leipzig strikes with a first-half hat-trick in the cup in midweek, and he's in the starting XI today. Can he bring a ton up?
Oliver Glasner sticks with a four-man defence, but there's an enforced change at left-back with Christopher Lenz in for Luca Pellegrini.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CALLING
Frankfurt begin their maiden UEFA Champions League group campaign next week. The Europa League winners will go up against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday. Leipzig face Shahktar Donetsk, ahead of a mouth-watering Bundesliga showdown with Borussia Dortmund.
One of six changes from the Wolfsburg game, Werner did his chances of starting against Frankfurt no harm at all with his three-goal salvo in the cup. Joining the goal-scoring party as second-half substitutes, Christopher Nkunku and Dani Olmo should come back in, while goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi is available again after three games on the sidelines. As for Frankfurt, Kristijan Jakic is set to continue at right-back, and Randal Kolo Muani as the lone striker at the expense of Rafael Borre.
Coveted Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol penned a contract extension on transfer deadline day. The Croatia international has put pen to paper on a deal through to summer 2027. Leipzig also bolstered their ranks with the loan signing of Paris Saint-Germain defender Abdou Diallo, who made a name for himself at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.
"We’ve never won away at Eintracht Frankfurt. It’s not going to be easy for us – Eintracht did not win the Europa League for nothing. They have shown that they can be dangerous against any opponent – they won in Barcelona, which speaks volumes. But we're in fine fettle, and I'm optimistic we can get a first away win of the season."
GLASNER WARY OF IMPROVING LEIPZIG
"Leipzig didn’t start the season how people expected, but it looks like they’ve turned a corner with the home win over Wolfsburg and dominant DFB Cup win. They have a lot of pace, players who combine well and pace out wide. They’re really flexible, and have an unbelievable squad with players like Christopher Nkunku, Timo Werner and Dani Olmo. We need to be on top of our game to get a win."
FIVE POINTS APIECE
Frankfurt and Leipzig are level on five points after four matches. Eintracht lost to Bayern, before drawing with Hertha and Colgone, and breaking their duck in Bremen. Prior to beating Wolfsburg, Leipzig had been held by Stuttgart and Cologne, and defeated by Union.
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It's the UEFA Europa League winners vs. the DFB Cup holders, Mario Götze vs. Timo Werner and one sure-fire Bundesliga spectacle. Stay tuned!