Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt outclasses Werder Bremen 3-0

Substitute Stefan Ilsanker scored a brace after Andre Silva's opener as Eintracht Frankfurt piled misery on relegation-threatened Werder Bremen.

Werder Bremen's Ludwig Augustinsson walks off the pitch dejected after the 3-0 loss against Eintracht Frankfurt.   -  reuters

Werder Bremen's fight against relegation from the Bundesliga faltered on Wednesday after a 3-0 home defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt that leaves it mired in the drop zone.

Bremen has spent more seasons in the league than any other club, but with six matches left it is second-from-bottom, three points from safety and facing the prospect of dropping down a division after a resounding loss to Eintracht.

Andre Silva got the ball rolling for the away side in the 61st minute before two late goals from supersub Stefan Ilsanker pushed it up to 11th place.

The first half was keenly contested and Bremen thought it was going to be given a penalty for handball nine minutes before the break, but after a long VAR review the host's midfielder Davy Klaassen was ruled as being offside in the build-up.

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It was Frankfurt's turn to be disappointed by VAR just before the hour mark when Dominik Kohr's close range finish was ruled out for a tight offside, but it had its opener seconds later.

Filip Kostic collected the ball on the left before whipping a perfect cross for Silva, who neatly guided his header past Jiri Pavlenka.

Ilsanker sealed the three points with nine minutes left when he tapped home fellow substitute Bas Dost's flick-on from a corner with his first touch of the ball.

The Austrian then capped a fine team performance by heading home a free-kick from Jonathan de Guzman -- who had come on for Mijat Gacinovic just seconds before -- in the final minute.

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