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Eintracht Frankfurt – 1. FC Köln 1: 1: Late goal conceded after a long VAR check



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Eintracht Frankfurt’s false start is complete. The anger is directed at the referee team.

Kevin Trapp immediately rushed to referee Martin Petersen and started discussing. Of course, as the national goalkeeper from Eintracht Frankfurt made it clear to the shouts of “Schieber, Schieber” from the angry fans, he felt handicapped when equalizing! It didn’t help: After almost five minutes of video evidence, the disappointing 1: 1 (0: 0) of the Europa League winner against 1. FC Köln was certain.

“I’m not reacting at all! That’s offside,” Trapp complained sky-Interview afterwards: “I have no idea why you don’t whistle it off rigorously.” Florian Dietz was in sight of Jan Thielmann’s brilliant shot (82′). “It’s checked for five minutes, then the referee has to go out,” said Trapp: “I’m sorry, I don’t understand it anymore.”

In any case, the Frankfurt false start after the European Cup frenzy is complete. With only two points from three games, Eintracht is still waiting for their first win, they have not won eleven Bundesliga games in a row.

Daichi Kamada put the long harmless Hessen in the lead with a great free kick (71st), but Thielmann hit back late for Cologne. Steffen Baumgart’s Rhinelanders remain undefeated, but have to improve in Thursday’s showdown in the second leg of the Conference League play-off at FC Fehervar (first leg 1-2).

Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner, who had been in Cologne for observation during the week, had clearly demanded the first win of the season before the game, so the Hessians started with momentum and an offensive drive. An intense game developed, which, however, flattened out the longer it lasted.

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Dangerous actions near the goal remained scarce: a harmless finish from Rafael Borre (6th) and a long-range shot from Luca Pellegrini (30th) for Frankfurt, who had announced the loan of Junior Dina Ebimbe from Paris St. Germain before the start of the game. In addition, there was an attempt by Cologne’s Sargis Adamyan (44th), otherwise both teams lacked brilliant ideas due to numerous interruptions.

The Champions League participant from Main reported with significantly more momentum after the change of sides. The Hessians tried a lot via the fast Randal Kolo Muani, Jesper Lindström and Borre, but often acted a bit unluckily. World Cup hero Mario Götze remained pale for a long time again.

The Cologne team, on the other hand, was lurking for moments of change, they came dangerously in front of Trapp’s goal through substitute Thielmann (57th). At the other end, Kamada flicked in a free-kick after being substituted on from the inside left, which was easily deflected by FC captain Jonas Hector. The great excitement of the game was yet to come.

Eintracht Frankfurt – 1. FC Cologne: The data for the game

Frankfurt: Trapp – Jakic, Tuta, Ndicka, Pellegrini (Lenz 80) – Rode (Knauff 63), Sow – Kolo Muani (Alidou 80), Mario Götze, Lindstrom (Kamada 69) – Borre (Alario 69).

Cologne: Schwäbe – Schmitz, Kilian, Hübers, Hector – Skhiri – Ljubicic (56. Maina), Olesen (75. Duda), Kainz (87. Schindler) – Adamyan (56. Thielmann), Tigges (56. Dietz).

Gates: 1-0 Kamada (71′), 1-1 Thielmann (82′)

Yellow cards: – Dietz