Eintracht Frankfurt does not come under the new coach Oliver Glasner in step. On the 47th birthday of the Austrian, the Europa League participant at Arminia Bielefeld did not get past a 1: 1 (1: 0) lead and remained without a win even after the fourth competitive game of the season.
Oliver Glasner looked stunned and straightened his hair before clapping his dismayed professionals. Also in the fourth game under the Austrian coach Eintracht Frankfurt remained without a win, on Glasner’s 47th birthday the Hessians had to be satisfied with the 1-1 (1-0) at Arminia Bielefeld in the end.
“We had everything under control. We played our counterattacks too badly. Then they came up more and more with every throw-in and corner kick,” said Eintracht defender Martin Hinteregger Sky and asked for patience: “We are completely new at the front. They need the time. We give them the time.”
New signing Jens Petter Hauge (22nd) brought Hessen in the lead, who are on two points and still have a lot of work to do. Patrick Wimmer (86th), who had been substituted five minutes earlier, saved the third draw for Arminia, who was strong in the closing stages.
For Filip Kostic, who is pushing for his departure, who skipped the final training on Friday and was therefore not in the Frankfurt squad, Glasner brought the Japanese Daichi Kamada. Sports director Markus Krösche said about the Kostic cause before the game Sky: “The solution is that he stays with us. I assume that he will play with us next year.”
New signing Hauge meets again for Frankfurt
Without Kostic, Kamada was often searched for by his teammates on the ten, but his agility and playfulness did not unfold at first: With the whistle a cloudburst set in over the alpine pasture, the ball was almost impossible to control.
Bielefeld therefore waited and puzzled Eintracht with its compact defense for a while. The 13,750 spectators had to wait almost 22 minutes until the first chance to score was played out, but this brought a goal straight away: the guests combined too quickly for Arminia towards goal from defense. Kamada served the advanced Rio world champion Erik Durm on the right wing, who found Hauge on loan from AC Milan in the middle. From seven meters, the free-standing Norwegian had an easy time.
With the first leadership of the season behind them, Eintracht now appeared more confident. The new center forward Rafael Borre (25/37) missed two good opportunities to extend the lead. Bielefeld only hesitantly appeared shortly before the break through club icon Fabian Klos (42nd) and strike partner Florian Krüger (43rd / 45th + 1th).
Wimmer saves Bielefeld a point
On a Frankfurt opportunity through Hauge in the 55th minute, Bielefeld goalkeeper Stefan Ortega and DSC defender Jacob Laursen collided with their heads. The Danish defender was carried away on a stretcher and with a ruff.
The game rippled on as a result, out of nowhere, another Arminia access hit the post from an acute angle in Robin Hack (67th). Driven by the fans, Bielefeld was now noticeably on the upswing. Hack again missed the equalizer almost twice (77th / 79th) – and then Wimmer struck.
Arminia Bielefeld – Eintracht Frankfurt: The lineups
Arminia Bielefeld – Eintracht Frankfurt: The voices of the coach
Frank Kramer (Trainer Bielefeld): “We were a bit cautious in the first half. In the end we had the passion and the fire that we need for our game. We were rewarded for that. At the end the stadium took off because of the loud atmosphere.”
Oliver Glasner (Trainer Frankfurt): “Of course we are all disappointed. I was very happy with our performance in the first 60 minutes. After that we gave up the game. Overall, the draw is well deserved.”