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Nurnberg FC Nurnberg vs Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt

Nurnberg 1

S Polter (76)

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Frankfurt 2

E Hoffer (25)
T Inui (60)

Perfect start for Frankfurt

Hoffer and Inui goals earn the points at Nurnberg

Last Updated: 21/09/12 10:21pm

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Frankfurt: Four from four wins after returning to the Bundesliga

Frankfurt: Four from four wins after returning to the Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt's dream return to the Bundesliga continued as they made it four wins from four at the start of their first season back after a 2-1 victory at Nurnberg.

Erwin Hoffer gave Armin Veh's side the lead in the 25th minute and a Takashi Inui strike on the hour mark gave them control of the match.

Sebastian Polter gave Nurnberg hope with his goal in the 76th minute, but Frankfurt held on to move a step closer to matching their local rivals Mainz's record-equalling best start to a season of seven wins from two years ago.

Both teams went into the game with unbeaten records to defend and there was plenty of confidence among the players.

Tomas Pekhart tested Kevin Trapp early on with a dangerous header which the Frankfurt goalkeeper managed to push around the post.

Danger

A repeat from Pekhart minutes later caused less danger to Trapp, who also punched Hiroshi Kiyotake's direct free-kick away as the home side started brightly.

Veh was forced into a change after only 20 minutes when Olivier Occean left the field injured, being replaced by Hoffer.

And one of Hoffer's first interventions was to put Frankfurt ahead.

He was on hand to send a low shot into the far corner after Nurnberg failed to clear their lines from a corner.

The goal gave Frankfurt confidence, but the next big chance came at the other end where Kiyotake's shot was pushed against the post by Trapp.

Endeavour

The Japanese forward was Nurnberg's most dangerous player, but it was his compatriot Inui who stole his thunder and grabbed a second goal for Frankfurt on the hour.

He cut in from the left wing and picked his spot in the far corner from the edge of the penalty area.

Nurnberg pulled a goal back, with Kiyotake's endeavour finally rewarded as Polter headed in his free-kick.

Frankfurt reverted to defending their slender advantage with Kiyotake continuing to make a nuisance of himself.

Polter then missed Nurnberg's best chance to level in the first minute of stoppage time, when his shot just missed the far post as he slid in to meet Timo Gebhart's low cross.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15

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