Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Cologne: Cologne suffer at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt as home team is triumphant

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Technical card:
Eintracht Frankfurt: Timo Horn, Rafael Czichos, Sava-Arangel Cestic, Jorge Mere, Marius Wolf, Ellyes Skhiri, Salih Ozcan, Elvis Rexhbecaj, Jannes Horn, Emmanuel Dennis and Ondrej Duda
Cologne: Kevin Trapp, Martin Hinteregger, Evan N`Dicka, Tuta, Erik Durm, Makoto Hasebe, Djibril Sow, Filip Kostic, Amin Younes, Andre Silva and Daichi Kamada
Stadium: The Commerzbank Arena
Goals: Andre Silva (1-0, min. 57) and Evan N`Dicka (2-0, min. 79)

Frankfurt enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against Cologne at The Commerzbank Arena on Sunday. Both Eintracht Frankfurt and Cologne arrived fresh from some positive results. Eintracht Frankfurt were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two matches in the competition. The most recent was against the Hoffenheim away (3-1), the other to Hertha Berlin at home (3-1). Cologne came from back-to-back wins against Borussia Mönchengladbach and Arminia Bielefeld. At the moment, Eintracht Frankfurt are in 3rd place, with 39 points from 21 matches, while Cologne sit in 14th, with 21 points from 21.

After an uneventful first half, Eintracht Frankfurt continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, beginning with a goal from Andre Silva, 57 minutes in. Later, Eintracht Frankfurt took the lead with a goal form a goal from Evan N`Dicka in the 79th minute, sealing a resounding 2-0 victory for the home side.

For Eintracht Frankfurt Luka Jovic, Sebastian Rode, Almamy Toure, Steven Zuber and Ajdin Hrustic came on for Djibril Sow, Erik Durm, Amin Younes, Daichi Kamada and Andre Silva, while Cologne brought on Jan Thielmann, Toluwalase Emmanuel Arokodare, Dominick Drexler, Dimitris Limnios and Noah Katterbach to replace Ondrej Duda, Emmanuel Dennis, Salih Ozcan, Marius Wolf and Jannes Horn.

There were bookings for Djibril Sow, Almamy Toure and Filip Kostic from Frankfurt and Jorge Mere for Cologne.

Cologne and Eintracht Frankfurt will next play at home to Stuttgart and Bayern Munich respectively.

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