The winning streak continued at Eintracht Frankfurt, but after the 2-2 (2-1) win in the Rhein-Main derby at FSV Mainz 05, the Hessians are going into the Europa League final against Glasgow Rangers on Wednesday in Seville with a tailwind.
The Eintracht Frankfurt fans were already up to temperature: “Europe’s best team” and “We’re going to Seville” chanted the Hessian supporters after the 2-2 (2-1) win in the Rhein-Main derby at FSV Mainz 05.
The Eintracht professionals practiced closing ranks and appeared completely in front of the fan curve. On Wednesday (9 p.m.) the Europa League final against Glasgow Rangers is on the program – the absolute club highlight from Frankfurt’s point of view in the last 42 years.
“It’s an extraordinary experience that we’ve worked hard for. Glasgow are a very, very good team. The odds are 50:50,” said Eintracht sports director Markus Krösche sky: “We are looking forward to it and will prepare well.”
Tuta (26th) and Rafael Borre (35th) scored for the Hessians, who continued their negative series in the Bundesliga. Due to the goals of Marcus Ingvartsen from Mainz (10th/49th), the SGE remained without a win in the eighth league game in a row.
Frankfurt calms the game, Mainz still hits
With a “full band” Glasner wanted to rebuild the tension before the biggest game in the club’s recent history. And so started the eleven that will most likely also start against the Rangers. It was not for nothing that the Frankfurt coach called the duel an “absolute dress rehearsal”.
Nevertheless, Eintracht started cautiously. The Hessians were initially under constant pressure, could hardly free themselves from their own half and conceded the deserved deficit early on. Ingvartsen put the ball into the goal out of the crowd.
Only in the course of the first half did Frankfurt, who are in no man’s land in the table in the league, but could qualify for the Champions League as Europa League winners, improve. Tuta scored the equalizer from close range, Borre completed after strong preliminary work from Ansgar Knauff.
With the lead behind them, SBU calmed down the sportingly insignificant duel with Mainz, where Daniel Brosinski played his last game after eight years.
The momentum of the Rheinhessen coach Bo Svensson through the past victories against Bayern (3: 1) and at Hertha BSC (2: 1) fizzled out after the good start.
In the second half, Glasner rested Sebastian Rode as announced, Kristijan Jakic came on for the SBU captain. Eintracht started again, Ingvartsen struck for the second time. After Mainz’s Aaron Martin (55th) only hit the post, Frankfurt increased again.
After a good hour, Glasner made a lively change. While he gave some top performers a break, Evan Ndicka had to go down injured. The game remained exciting in the final phase, both teams continued to look for the way into the offensive.
FSV Mainz 05 – Eintracht Frankfurt: The voices
Bo Svensson (FSV Mainz 05 coach): “It was a very entertaining game, maybe there could have been a few more goals. We deservedly took the lead and then gave the game away. It was very even, but we had a few more big chances. We have one overall played a very good season.”
Oliver Glasner (Eintracht Frankfurt coach): “I’m super happy we had this game. The first 15 to 20 minutes were grueling. After that I was very satisfied. That’s why it was a successful dress rehearsal. Now it’s about building joy, enthusiasm and passion.”