1899 Hoffenheim vs. Eintracht Frankfurt | 2018-19 Bundesliga Highlights

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ANNOUNCER: Two clubs here began with identical records, even down to the same number of goals scored and conceded. Could the in form Ante Rebic turn this one in Frankfurt's favor? Hoffenheim hoped not.

But the home team found luck elusive. Twice in the first half, they hit the bar. On this occasion, Leonardo Bittencourt kept out by the woodwork. For all their possession and chances, Hoffenheim unable to fashion themselves into a lead.

The opening goal came against the run of play. A throw went straight to Luka Jovic, and he found Ante Rebic. With goalkeeper Oliver Baumann uncertain, Rebic produced a finish of real quality. That's goals in three successive games in the Bundesliga. And a tough one to take the Hoffenheim, watched by their father figure, Dietmar Hopp, in the stands.

And they made the worst possible start to the second half. Less than 40 seconds in, Baumann's parry falling to Jovic. And he scored with real authority-- his second league goal this season. And Frankfurt in charge. At this stage, two goals up and coasting.

Until Rebic went from hero to zero, when he picked up a second yellow card. And Frankfurt faced nearly half an hour down to 10 players-- not quite so cut and dry and now. And a nervy finish was guaranteed when Reiss Nelson fired home for Hoffenheim. The English teenager's second goal in the Bundesliga-- this, with eight minutes left to try.

It wasn't enough. Hoffenheim already set up seven points off the top three, while Frankfurt are flying-- three wins inside a week in all competitions. And Adi Hütter's team are impressing after their slow start to the new season.