Frankfurt 2-0 Union Berlin: Leaders Union fall to first defeat of the season

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Frankfurt enjoyed a home victory against Union Berlin at the Commerzbank Arena on Saturday. Both Frankfurt and Union Berlin arrived on the back of wins. Frankfurt were looking to continue their good run, following a 3-1 victory against Stuttgart. Union Berlin were coming from consecutive wins against Wolfsburg and FC Köln. Frankfurt are now in 5th place on the table and have 14 points while Union Berlin sit in 1st with 17 points after 8 matches.

Frankfurt dominated the first half, when Mario Gotze gave them the lead, at 12 minutes. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Jesper Lindstrom just before half-time, finishing the first half 2-0. The second half ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for Frankfurt included Djibril Sow, Christopher Lenz, Eric Ebimbe and Rafael Borre for Mario Gotze, Luca Pellegrini, Sebastian Rode and Jesper Lindstrom, respectively. Union Berlin brought on Andras Schafer, Paul Seguin, Sven Michel, Tim Skarke and Kevin Behrens, to replace Morten Thorsby, Janik Haberer, Sheraldo Becker, Timo Baumgartl and Rani Khedira.

The referee booked Randal Kolo Muani and Sebastian Rode from Frankfurt and Randal Kolo Muani (2 yellow cards) went off with a red card, while Union Berlin’s Sheraldo Becker, Rani Khedira, Sven Michel and Niko Giesselmann also received a yellow.

Next up, Frankfurt are away to Bochum, whilst Union Berlin will travel to face Stuttgart.

Technical card:
Eintracht Frankfurt:Kevin Trapp, Evan N`Dicka, Tuta, Makoto Hasebe, Ansgar Knauff, Sebastian Rode (Eric Ebimbe, min.71), Daichi Kamada, Luca Pellegrini (Christopher Lenz, min.71), Randal Kolo Muani, Mario Gotze (Djibril Sow, min.66) and Jesper Lindstrom (Rafael Borre, min.85)
Union Berlin:Frederik Ronnow, Paul Jaeckel, Timo Baumgartl (Tim Skarke, min.74), Diogo Leite, Christopher Trimmel, Morten Thorsby (Andras Schafer, min.57), Janik Haberer (Paul Seguin, min.66), Rani Khedira (Kevin Behrens, min.75), Niko Giesselmann, Sheraldo Becker (Sven Michel, min.66) and Jordan Siebatcheu
Stadium:the Commerzbank Arena
Goals:Mario Gotze (1-0, min. 12) and Jesper Lindstrom (2-0, min. 42)