Eintracht Frankfurt vs Gladbach: LIVE Stream Updates and Score in Bundesliga (0-0)
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Full time: Eintracht Frankfurt 1-3 Borussia Monchengladbach

A calamitous start from die Adler sees Gladbach run out 3-1 victors in Hessen.

After the foals' two early goals, Frankfurt started to settle back into the game, but were never able to overcome Gladbach's advantage.

Adi Hütter's side will face FC Bayern in their next match, one that could be very worrying if they do not improve their performance from what was seen today.

Marco Rose's men will play Bayer Leverkusen in a six-pointer for the Champions League and title race

90' Alassane Plea and Florian Neuhaus depart the pitch in place of Jantschke and Bénes

Dominik Kohr picks up his fifth yellow-card of the season and will miss the next game against Bayern

85' How is that not a goal!

Jonas Hoffmann is through at an open goal, but Martin Hinteregger slides in and stops it on the goal-line

80' GOOAL Eintracht Frankfurt

Andre Silva gets one back for Eintracht Frankfurt, beating Sommer from close range!

78' Lars Stindl and Oliver Wendt replace Embolo and Bensebaini

For Frankfurt, Gacinovic replaces Kamada

74' Abraham and Ilsanker make way for Hasebe and Chandler for Eintracht

73' Bensebaini makes it three for Gladbach

PENALTY GLADBACH

72' A shove in the back from N'Dicka and a penalty is awarded

70' Ilsanker is the next man to go into the book

68' A wonderful curling shot from Bensebaini is denied only by the woodwork

65' Thuram is replaced by Patrik Hermann for Gladbach

64' Martin Hinteregger is down after he clashes with Breel Embolo

59' Andre Silva picks up his second yellow card of the season after he pushes Ginter whilst on the ground

55' Breel Embolo sprints past the Eintracht defence before being stopped by last-man Almamy Toure

52' The second half has been much more competitive than the first was, with Frankfurt having regained their composure.

Gladbach still look very likely to score from every attack they have

49' The resulting corner produced nothing, and Gladbach go forward

48' Close! Kamada beats a number of Gladbach players going forward before his shot from close range is deflected behind for a corner

The introduction of Andre Silva could be a big one for Eintracht Frankfurt. Bas Dost has been looking for somebody to play off of upfront, and Silva may be the answer

46' The second-half is underway

The teams have re-entered the pitch. Andre Silva is coming on for Eintracht Frankfurt, replacing  Djibril Sow.

Half Time: Frankfurt 0-2 Gladbach

Gladbach could not have asked for a better start than they had today.

Eintracht eventually started to make their way into the game, but could not recover from their early mistakes

45' Alassane Plea finds himself in at a tight angle and his shot is palmed behind by Kevin Trapp

42' If Frankfurt lose today, then it would be the first time that they have lost four games in a row for over three years

42' The game has calmed down for both sides with Frankfurt's original weaknesses having eased off.

Gladbach are taking their 2-0 lead and sitting off, whilst Eintracht's deliveries have held them back from scoring on multiple occasions.

36' Yellow card fro N'Dicka after he steps on the foot of a Gladbach man

31' Plea beats the Eintracht defence on the right. But his ball is met by Kevin Trapp

29' Martin Hinteregger cuts out the onrunning Alassane Plea to go keep Gladbach away from a third

29' One of the very few positives that can be seen from this game so far is Bas Dost's performance. The veteran has played much better up front than in previous games, supporting Kamada and Kostic well

27' After a weak start to the game, Frankfurt have started to settle into it, making some good advances but still not beating Yann Sommer

Filip Kostic receives a yellow card for hitting a Gladbach man with an outstretched arm

23' Filip Kostic takes an incredible free-kick from long range, which is Palmed away by Yan Sommer.

Good chance for Eintracht

21' Good save from Trapp! The German goalkeeper keeps out Alassane Plea's one-on-one shot from close range

19' Bas Dost finds Daichi Kamada at a tight angle, he fires off a shot but it rolls past the six-yard box without anybody getting to it

18' Eintracht have started to get more into the game. Filip Kostic has had a few opportunities running through the pitch, but those up top have not been able to make anything from it

16' First real chance for Frankfurt. Almamy Toure finds space to cross in.

 

The resulting corner is easily met by the first Gladbach man

16' So far, Gladbach are the side dominating the possession with 61%. They have had two shots resulting in two goals compared to Eintracht's zero

15' Adi Hütter does not seem pleased at all with his team's performance so far

14' This game really has the feel of a training match. Eintracht Frankfurt are struggling to adapt to playing football again, with Gladbach sitting comfortably and keeping possession of the ball.

10' It goes behind for another corner

9' The ball is behind for an Eintracht corner after a free-kick is turned behind

7' GOAL! IT'S TWO

7' Gladbach beat Frankfurt out wide, before Thuram taps in inside of the six-yard box

5' After the initial goal, the game has started to calm down

Eintracht not switched on from the start and Alassane Plea opens the scoring, beating Kevin Trapp at the near-post

1' GOAL Borussia Monchengladbach

Alassane Plea has opened the scoring for Gladbach within only 35 seconds!

1'Kickoff

We're underway in Frankfurt with Eintracht getting us started!

Gladbach have now joined Eintracht on the pitch, with us due to start soon

Eintracht Frankfurt are the first team out today at the Commerzbank-Arena

We're due to start soon with only a handful of minutes left until kickoff!

Bas Dost up starts for Eintracht

Dutch international Bas Dost starts as the main striker for Eintracht Frankfurt today.

His season so far has been underwhelming, but he comes in to replace the injured Goncalo Paciencia

It seems the Commerzbank-Arena's DJ is enjoying himself today, playing 'Ghostbusters' over the tannoy before today's Geisterspiele.

Borussia Mönchengladbach: Starting XI

Here's how the visitors line up:

Eintracht Frankfurt: Starting XI

Eintracht Frankfurt's starting eleven has been announced!

Not long to go!

There's 1hr 15m until kickoff at the Commerzbank-Arena. We will have information on team news in around 15 minutes' time

 

 

Pre-match stats

Borussia Monchengladbach are unbeaten in their past three games against Eintracht Frankfurt.

As well as this, they have won their past two away games, and scored in each of their last seven matches

Eintracht supporters around the globe

It's not just those in Germany who will be watching tonight's game eagerly, with supporters around the globe. 

Two big British supporters groups of Eintracht Frankfurt are those in Edinburgh and Oldham, with the friendships shown on social media this week

The fans friendship Oldham have been going for over 30 years.

Ghost games controversial

Today's game will be the first-ever Bundesliga Revierderby to be played behind closed doors.

Although many around the world have been supportive of the return of football, it has divided opinion between supporters.

An opinion poll from German outlet Sportschau yesterday revealed that only 31% of the public in the country supported the return of the league, with 56% opposing it.

Game day!

It's matchday today, with other games in the Bundesliga kicking off in a handful of minutes.

There's three hours left until tonight's final game at the Commerzbank Arena between Frankfurt and Gladbach

Pacienca out with injury

Adi Hütter has confirmed a big blow to Eintracht Frankfurt's attack, with Goncalo Pacienca set to miss Saturday's match

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'Everyone is happy to train and play'

Speaking to the press via a virtual press conference, sporting director Max Eberl confirmed that all of the team are happy with playing and are paying close attention to hygiene:

"The team have always been well informed about the necessary measures.

"They have paid really close attention to their hygiene and maintaining the necessary distance over recent weeks and will continue to do so.

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"If a player feels unsafe for themselves or their family, they’re more than welcome to stay at home. No one here is being forced to do anything; everyone is happy to train and play."

'We have to win games'

In an interview with eintracht.de after he announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season, Gelson Fernandes commented on how Eintracht need to rebuild their concentration for upcoming games:

 

 

"We will show our mental strength. It won't be easy, but the situation is the same for all teams. So we have to prepare well because there is a lot to do. We have to win games. After two months of being far away from football in our heads, we have to rebuild our concentration."

How to watch Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach Live TV and Stream

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Borussia Monchengladbach: Predicted Lineup

Sommer; Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Wendt; Kramer, Strobl; Herrmann, Embolo, Thuram; Plea

Eintracht Frankfurt: Predicted Lineup

Trapp; Toure, Ilsanker, Hinteregger, N’Dicka; Hasebe, Kohr; Rode, Kamada, Kostic; Silva

Borussia Monchengladbach: Team News

Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria is still unavailable for Borussia Monchengladbach. He received surgery last week for a recurring knee injury, and sporting director Max Eberl said that he hopes that he will be fit in four to six weeks.

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"Denis Zakaria's knee operation went well. We're not too sure how long he'll be out for, but we're hoping that he'll be back in 4 to 6 weeks" Eberl said on Monday.

The 23-year-old has featured 31 times for Gladbach this year, scoring and assisting twice in that time.

Eintracht Frankfurt: Team News

Despite picking up a red-card in Eintracht's last DFB Pokal game against Werder Bremen and a subsequent 4-game suspension, Filip Kostic's ban only applies to cup fixtures.

Adi Hütter's side have no players who are injured or suspended ahead of Saturday's game.

After a long period without any football, it may be a difficult one for both sides to adjust to playing a full 90 minutes. Speaking to eintracht.de after the club's first training session in quarantine, defender Martin Hinteregger said:

"We’ve trained very hard in the last few weeks, we did a lot of running and a lot of physical conditioning.

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"You can see that in every session, even if they are short and intense.

"Everyone wants to play and leave the long periods of training behind them. We’re all raring to go.

Will Hinteregger strike again?

The last time that the two met, back in Matchday 9 of this season, Martin Hinteregger found himself on the scoresheet for Eintracht.

Die Fohlen ran out 4-2 victors on the day, but the Austrian defender scored one of many headers the season against his former club.

Speaking to eintracht.de ahead of the match, Hinteregger said:


“It’s always special. I’ve already scored two or three goals against them. Maybe I’ll get another one at the weekend, that would be nice.

"The time has come to score goals again and I’m ready. At the end of the day, though, the most important thing is to win three points.

"That would be a great start going into the remainder of the season.

He previously played in Nordrhein-Westfalen back in 2016, appearing in ten games whilst on loan from Red Bull Salzburg

Gladbach aiming to solidify Champions League spot

This season’s Bundesliga has been one of the most entertaining in recent years, with five teams closely competing at the top-end of the division. Borussia Monchengladbach currently sit fourth in the table, with a two-point advantage ahead of Bayer Leverkusen.

Die Fohlen travel down to Frankfurt, where they will aim to carry on their form from their previous game before the Bundesliga was suspended when they defeated Koln 2-1.

A win in Hessen will take Marco Rose’s side one step closer to securing Champions League football for next season.

Football is back

It's been many months since we last saw any of Europe's top football clubs take to the field, with COVID-19 halting the game all around the globe. 

From Saturday 16th May, however, Germany becomes the first league to resume in Europe. It's been a long time coming, and Eintracht vs Gladbach will round up the first day of fixtures.

Kick-off time

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach will be played at the Commerzbank-Arena, in Frankfurt, Germany. The kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 BST.

Welcome

Welcome to VAVEL.com’s LIVE coverage of the 2020 Bundesliga match: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach! 

My name is Adam Millington and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL UK

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