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Frankfurt celebrate after the 1-0 win

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Eintracht Frankfurt won the final game of Matchday 7. Coach Dino Toppmöller's team won 1-2 (0-1) against 0. FC Heidenheim and moved up to eighth place in the table. Heidenheim remains tenth.

Eintracht Frankfurt were rewarded for a dominant performance with their second win of the season and ended their five-game winless streak.

Hugo Larsson (39th minute) with his first Bundesliga goal and Ansgar Knauff (72nd), who has not been able to make more than brief appearances so far this season, caused celebrations among the Hessians in front of 55,800 spectators, for whom Jessic Ngankam (30th) even missed a penalty for a foul.

For the first time this season, Toppmöller tried with two strikers. Ngankam moved to Omar Marmoush's side. Accordingly, the home side started with pressure, but the pressure phase of the Hessians did not last long, because Heidenheim held up well. However, offensive actions by the guests were a rarity. The only chance in the first half fell to Jan-Niklas Beste (11'), but his attempt missed the target.

For long periods, the action took place between the penalty areas - until Eintracht had the first brilliant idea. Aurelio Buta fed Marmoush, who had a clear path and could only be stopped by Heidenheim goalkeeper Kevin Müller in violation of the rules. However, Ngankam shot the penalty kick well over the Heidenheim goal.

Larsson with his first goal in the Bundesliga

The Hessians coped well with the setback and now played forward more purposefully again. Larsson's lead was therefore deserved. The 19-year-old Swede scored with a well-placed low shot from about 22 yards.

After the change, the guests became a little more courageous, but without being able to create great opportunities. Frankfurt stood firm in defence, but initially lacked the drive to the goal again. It wasn't until 20 minutes before the end that things got dangerous in front of the visitors' goal. After a great combination over several stations, Ellyes Skhiri was completely free to finish, but put the ball just wide of the post.

Just 120 seconds later, however, Eintracht celebrated when substitute Knauff finished off a nice assist from Buta to make it 2-0.