Sep 20, 2014 at 2.30pm UK at ​Veltins-Arena
SchalkeSchalke 04
2-2
FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt
Maxim Choupo-Moting (40'), Draxler (50')
Prince-Boateng (25'), Ayhan (88')
Prince-Boateng (61'), Draxler (71')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Meier (15'), Russ (24')
Medojevic (39'), Zambrano (52'), Ignjovski (66')
Medojevic (85')

Result: Three red cards as Schalke 04 share four goals with Eintracht Frankfurt

Three red cards are shown as Schalke 04 play out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.

The referee played a key role in a thrilling Bundesliga match as three red cards were shown in Schalke 04's 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

It was clear that the fans would be treated to an open match early on as Alexander Meier headed wide of the target from close range with the first chance of the game.

Frankfurt's midfielder Alexander Meier and his teammates celebrate after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Eintracht Frankfurt at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

Meier would soon have the opportunity to make up for that miss in the 18th minute as he tapped home the opening goal after Ralf Fahrmann had saved a low strike from Marco Russ.

It was 2-0 just six minutes later when Russ continued his good work by taking the ball past three defenders before curling home from the edge of the box.

Schalke's defender Dennis Aogo and Frankfurt's Japanese midfielder Takashi Inui vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Eintracht Frankfurt at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on Sept© Getty Images

Schalke responded well following a disastrous start, and were gifted a chance to reduce the deficit before the break after an extended spell of pressure.

Slobodan Medojevic was unable to get away with a handball inside the box, allowing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to slot home from 12 yards.

A remarkable match was level once again in the early stages of the second half as Choupo-Moting turned provider to pick out Julian Draxler, who headed home the equaliser.

Despite their impressive comeback, Schalke would soon hand the momentum back to their opponents as Kevin-Prince Boateng was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Referee Markus Schmidt shows the red card to Schalke's midfielder Julian Draxler during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Eintracht Frankfurt at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

More misery would follow for the hosts in the 71st minute as Draxler was shown a straight red card for kicking out at Carlos Zambrano.

Frankfurt piled on the pressure late on, but their challenge faded after losing a player of their own, Medojevic, to a second yellow card.

Despite all of the late drama, there would be no winner as both managers settle for a point.

Schalke's Netherlands striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar celebrates scoring his goal during the UEFA Champions League, group G football match between Chelsea and Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge, in London on September 17, 2014
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