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Full time: Eintracht 0-0 Freiburg

Frankfurt extend their unbeaten run under Dino Toppmöller to nine games while Freiburg stop the rot in the Bundesliga, the visitors having lost their last two on the bounce in the top flight before arriving here. Both sides will be satisfied with a point following a game of few chances.
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Adamu goal ruled out

Freiburg had the ball in the net right at the death but Junior Adamu was just offside when heading past Trapp.
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Last scoreless draw

Eintracht last played out a 0-0 draw in the Bundesliga against Greuther Fürth on April 2, 2022. We're headed that way here.

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.
Omar Marmoush
Omar Marmoush35.20km/h
Jessic Ngankam
Jessic Ngankam33.71km/h
Philipp Lienhart
Philipp Lienhart33.66km/h

Bookings all round

Koch shoves Adamu in the face and suddenly a set-to takes place on the touchline with players from both sides racing in for a bit of push and shove. When the dust settles, Koch, Trapp and Eggestein are cautioned.

Visiting swaps

Can Schmidt or Adamu make a difference here? Both are on for Freiburg.

Ferri has a go

Ferri gets a shot away straight off and his effort is deflected wide. The corner comes to nothing.

Nacho Ferri debut

It's a first Bundesliga game for Nacho Ferri, who comes on for Farès Chaibi. Philipp Max is also on for the Eagles.

Kübler off target

Lukas Kübler has a shot and the Freiburg player's effort goes out for a throw in. It's been one of those games.

Freiburg subs

Weißhaupt and Philipp are off the bench and make their way into the game. Can Freiburg's latest subs have an effect here?

No go, Ngankam

Jessic Ngankam floats a shot high and wide. The home fans continue to try and sing their side towards a goal. A touch of inspiration is sorely need down on the pitch.

Nagelsmann's thoughts?

Germany's new coach is in attendance today and appears deep in thought as he takes in this final Matchday 5 encounter.

Double swap

Knauff and Ngankam are on for the hosts. Marmoush and Buta make way.

Breakthrough imminent?

A couple of slide-rule passes have been getting closer to finding their targets for both teams. It's going to take one of those balls finally splitting a defence to brings us a breakthrough.

Mario Götze on

Eintracht's world champion comes in for Dina Ebimbe.


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Freiburg pressing

Grifo stretches but just can't divert the ball past Trapp, who holds on with relief. Freiburg are beginning to increase the pressure on the hosts.

Pacho booked

Willian Pacho is all over Ritsu Doan as both look to take control of the dropping ball. The ref shows Pacho a yellow card.

Marmoush denied

Marmoush looks to quickly test Noah Atubolu's reflexes but the keeper is equal to the shot towards the corner, diving and palming the ball away from danger.

Away we go again ...

The second half is go at Deutsche Bank Park.
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Half time

Big chances have been at a premium but the game has been entertaining nonetheless. Let's see if we have a breakthrough after the restart.
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Dina Ebimbe booked

The Eintracht player lands his studs on Sidilla's ankle and that's a yellow card. The challenge warranted a VAR check for a possible red but after the ref consulted his screen it was adjudged there was no intent from Dina Ebimbe.
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Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
SituationNo red card
ReviewUnsporting behaviour?
DecisionYellow card


Höler opportunity

This is a big chance for Freiburg. Eintracht look to hurriedly clear Kübler's cut-back but the ball rolls straight to Lucas Höler. From a central position, the forward goes for accuracy but his shot is deflected wide. The subsequent corner comes to nothing.

Ginter hurt

Ginter's in the air again and this time clatters into Dino Ebimbe. The Freiburg defender colapses in a heap and will need attention. Freiburg's No. 28 should be ok to continue for now.

Ginter yellow

A rather dramatic deliberate handball from Ginter, who, diving, deflects the flighted pass off its intended course with a flailing arm. That's a booking for the Freiburg man.

Skhiri sighter

The ball drops for Ellyes Skhiri and he tries to smash one first time with the outside of his boot. Skhiri doesn't quite catch that cleanly and the ball fizzes through to Atubolu.

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.
Omar Marmoush
Omar Marmoush34.40km/h
Philipp Lienhart
Philipp Lienhart33.66km/h
Farès Chaibi
Farès Chaibi33.56km/h

Slow pace

Both sides are really taking their time in terms of build-up play here. Are Thursday's European outings weighing slightly on the legs of the players or is it a case of caution first? Perhaps more of the latter.

Battling performances

Niels Nkounkou Yannik Keitel

Ginter lines one up

The Freiburg defender fancies his chances from downtown but his low drive is always swerving away from goal.

Nkounkou menacing

The lively Niels Nkounkou jinks and twists his way into the Freiburg area but he tries to do a little too much and the ball ends up in Atubolu's hands.

Hosts in command

Despite Freiburg's threat, Eintracht have been the side who have seen most of the ball thus far.

Chaibi has a pop

Fares Chaibi is impressing on his first Frankfurt start. The 20-year-old scoops a shot at the target but it's at a handy enough height for Noah Atubolu to deal with. Exciting start to the game.

No dice, Eintracht

Eintracht fans scream for a penalty. Marmoush feeds Buta, who races away only to fall in the area with Kübler in close contact. The ref waves play on.

Trapp saves Eagles

Oooh, Doan almost gives the visitors the lead after connecting with Sallai's centre. The Japan international's header is pushed out by Trapp. Solid save from the Frankfurt keeper.

And we're off!

Eintracht get us underway ...

Teams out !

The huddles are done and we're all set for the off. Big three points on offer in Frankfurt but who will take them? We're about to find out ...

Stadium rocking

The Deutsche Bank Park is packed and looking resplendent under the late summer sun. It's the perfect evening for football. The teams are gathering in the tunnel ...

Keitel in from the off

With Nicolas Höfler out suspended today, Freiburg coach Christian Streich gives Yannik Keitel his first start of the season. Club captain Christian Günter continues his convalescence from a broken arm. Vincenzo Grifo wears the skipper's armband for the visitors today. Elsewhere, Kiliann Sildillia is in for the injured Manuel Gulde.

Götze on the bench

Mario Götze suffered a knock during the midweek win against Aberdeen and has had to drop to the Eintracht bench today as a result. Elsewhere, Fares Chaibi starts for the Eagles for the first time. The 20-year-old summer signing from Toulouse set up Robin Koch's winner against the Scottish side in the Conference League on Thursday.

Eintracht starting XI

Trapp (c) - Tuta, Koch, Pacho - Buta, Larsson, Shkiri, Nkounkou - Dina Ebimbe, Chaibi - Marmoush

Eintracht subs

Grahl, Max, Hasebe, Smolčić, Aaronson, Götze, Knauff, Nacho, Ngankam

Freiburg starting XI

Atubolu - Lienhart, Ginter, Gulte - Sallai, Keitel, Eggestein, Kübler - Doan, Grifo (c) - Höler

Freiburg subs

Müller, Schmidt, Sildillia, Röhl, Rüdlin, Weißhaupt, Adamu, Breunig, Philipp

Bouncing back

Matthias Ginter insists his side, "Want to win in the league again,” after Freiburg suffered back-to-back Bundesliga losses against Stuttgart and Dortmund. "It’s not easy to play every three days and then have two away games in a row," the defender added, before acknowledging that the Black Forest side's midweek European triumph against Olympiacos had lifted morale.

Set-piece threat

Prior to today's game, Eintracht coach Dino Toppmöller highlighted where he expects his team's opponents to threaten. "Freiburg are tough opponents with great individual quality," the tactician said. "It’s going to be a difficult game – we’re up against a very disciplined, hard-working side who are dangerous from set plays."

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Frankfurt team news

Toppmöller also has midweek European football to factor into his preparations. The Frankfurt coach made four changes for the UEFA Europa Conference League win at home to Aberdeen, with Hrvoje Smolčić, Sebastian Rode, Paxten Aaronson and Omar Marmoush in for Tuta, Hugo Larsson, Aurélio Buta and Jessic Ngankam. Roles could be reversed at the weekend.

Freiburg team news

Christian Streich was without injured defender Manuel Gulde for Thursday's UEFA Europa League trip to Olympiakos. Kenneth Schmidt deputised at left-back, while Vincenzo Grifo returned to the starting line-up in place of injured striker Michael Gregoritsch. Midfielder Nicolas Höfler started, but is suspended domestically following his red card in the loss to Dortmund. Merlin Röhl could come in.

The Toppmöller effect

Frankfurt have drawn their last three, but they're one of four Bundesliga teams still unbeaten heading into Matchday 5. In fact, they're yet to lose in eight competitive games under Dino Toppmöller this season.

Probable teams

Who’s set to play this weekend? Who’s going to miss out? Keep up to date with all the latest team news right here!

Watch: Frankfurt 2-1 Freiburg - previous meeting

Eintracht came from behind to win a dramatic final-day encounter that secured their spot in the Europa Conference League and denied Freiburg a first-ever Champions League berth.

Watch: Bochum 1-1 Frankfurt - highlights

Frankfurt let a 1-0 lead slip in Bochum as they were held to their third draw of the new season last time out.

Watch: Freiburg 2-4 Dortmund - highlights

Nicolas Höfler was sent off before Freiburg conceded two late goals in defeat to Dortmund on Matchday 4.

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