Baku opens the scoring with his left
The Wolves, who were unchanged from last weekend’s win over Köln, took an early lead when Weghorst laid the ball off to Baku, who curled the ball into the left corner. The hosts responded promptly, though, as Kamada was left unmarked from Durm’s delivery and netted the equaliser from 12 metres out.
Both sides were attacking at pace, making for a highly entertaining game, and there was little time to draw breath. The Wolves created a string of chances, but it was Frankfurt who went 2-1 in front. Silva got past Maxence Lacroix down the right side and cut the ball back to Jovic, who fired an unstoppable shot past Koen Casteels from close range.
Weghorst takes 37 seconds
The second half continued in the same vein as the first. Just 37 seconds had been played before the net was rippling again – this time Baku fed Weghorst, whose shot deflected off Frankfurt’s Stefan Ilsanker and past goalkeeper Kevin Trapp for a deserved equaliser. The Wolves were on top again and pushed for the next goal, but after Josip Brekalo lost possession, Kamada set Silva off on the right and the Portuguese striker made it 3-2.
Durm increased Eintracht’s advantage just after the hour mark, before Tuta’s own goal set up a tense finish to a crazy game. The Wolves threw everything forward but ultimately went down to a narrow 4-3 defeat.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp – Tuta, Ilsanker, Ndicka – Sow, Rode (89‘ Hasebe), Durm (89‘ Chandler), Kamada (90‘ Zuber), Kostic – Silva, Jovic (83’ Younes)
VfL Wolfsburg: Casteels – Mbabu, Lacroix (66’ Pongracic), Brooks, Roussillon – Schlager (89’ Ginczek), Arnold, Baku, Gerhardt (66’ Białek), Brekalo (72’ Philipp) – Weghorst
Goals: 0-1 Baku (6’), 1-1 Kamada (8’), 2-1 Jovic (27’), 2-2 Weghorst (46’), 3-2 Silva (54’), 4-2 Durm (61’), 4-3 Tuta (85’/og)
Yellow cards: N'Dicka, Kamada, Rode / Mbabu, Arnold
Referee: Marco Fritz (Korb)