Eintracht Frankfurt celebrated their first home win of the season in a 2-1 win against Union Berlin. Due to the defeat, the guests missed the leap to a place in the Champions League.
Here is the live ticker of the game.
Evan Ndicka did a brisk dance after his last minute goal, then the winning goal scorer disappeared under a crowd of cheers. The players from Eintracht Frankfurt and coach Oliver Glasner celebrated the first home win of the season exuberantly – after the weak start to the season, the European Cup places are only two points away after the 2-1 (1-0) against Union Berlin.
“We have been rewarded. The will to win was incredible,” said Glasner. For the fifth time in the past six games, his team met just before the end. “It was well deserved. We played a great first half. It has to be 2-0 or 3-0,” said Glasner DAZN.
Djibril Sow (22nd) and Ndicka (90th + 5) scored the goals in their third league success in a row. The Köpenicker, on the other hand, missed the leap onto a Champions League place. The interim equalization by Max Kruse (62nd, penalty kick) did not change anything. “We weren’t so handy. We didn’t take place in the first half,” said Grischa Prömel.
Djibril Sow puts Frankfurt in the lead
Union was the “physically best team in the Bundesliga”, had warned Glasner. And yet he sent the same team as in the exhausting Europa League game against Royal Antwerp (2-2) on the field. Urs Fischer changed to four positions compared to the win at Maccabi Haifa (1-0).
At first, however, the Hessians seemed to have coped with the exhausting European Cup evening on Thursday much better. Without their defense chief Martin Hinteregger, who sat on the bench after his injury break, the SGE convinced. The driving force was once again the strong Filip Kostic.
After a cross from the Serb, the rebound landed at Sow, who set the ball in the corner. Even after that, Eintracht developed great momentum, especially on the left side, and created numerous top-class opportunities. Daichi Kamada (25th), Kristijan Jakic (29th) as well as Kostic (36th) and Rafael Borre (41st) missed the best opportunities.