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Eintracht Frankfurt – VfL Bochum 1: 1: The SGE’s winless series continues



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Usury of chances and once a deep defensive sleep: Eintracht Frankfurt is still on the spot in the second half of the Bundesliga. The team of trainer Oliver Glasner did not get more than 1: 1 (1: 1) against the relegation candidates VfL Bochum and keeps losing sight of the targeted premier class.

Even the ticket for the Europa League, which seemed certain weeks ago, is slowly being endangered for the SBU. Randal Kolo Muani (22nd, penalty kick) was only able to equalize the early deficit through Takuma Asano (14th).

The Hessians remained without a win in their seventh competitive game in a row, and the search for form continues ahead of the quarter-finals in the DFB Cup against Union Berlin on Tuesday. For their part, the Bochumers continued their interim high in the relegation battle after two wins in a row and are five points ahead of the relegation place before the games of the competition.

Not only because of the sporting phase of weakness there was a lot of unrest at Eintracht during the international break. The leadership dispute between Philip Holzer and Axel Hellmann, Glasner’s time in contract poker and the uncertain future of some players increasingly distracted from the essentials.

It is all the more important now to “turn the buck” in sporting terms, emphasized the coach, “then things can go in a different direction very quickly.”

Randal Kolo Muani scores for Eintracht

After a heated start, Eintracht immediately took the lead in front of 50,000 spectators, with Rafael Borre twice (8th, 10th) and Kristijan Jakic (9th) missing the first shots. Then Christopher Antwi-Adjei threw the ball far into the SGE penalty area after a wrong throw-in decision, Kevin Trapp parried Anthony Losilla’s shot from the turn brilliantly – but Asano dusted it off without any effort.

The Glasner team looked shocked for a moment, but then came back quickly thanks to a one-off action by Kolo Muani. At first the Frenchman could only be stopped by a foul in front of the goal of Iwan Ordez, before he confidently converted the penalty that was due.

As a result, Bochum defended man against man over the entire pitch and thus presented the Hessians with major problems. After the change, the favorite coped a little better with the unorthodox style of play, constricted the relegation candidate deeper behind – the chances piled up.

Manuel Riemann deflected a flat free kick from Philipp Max with his fingertips on the post (62′), a header from Borre (66′) was cleared off the line. On the other side, Kevin Stöger (72′) put a free kick on the crossbar, then Borre (89′) shot over the goal.

Eintracht Frankfurt – VfL Bochum: The line-ups

Frankfurt: Trapp – Jakic, Hasebe, Ndicka – Buta, Rode (74th Kamada), Sow, Max – Borre, Mario Götze (79th Alario) – Kolo Muani.

Bochum: Riemann – Stafylidis, Ordez (63. Schlotterbeck), Masovic, Heintz (84. Lampropoulos) – Losilla, Osterhage – Stöger (84. Zoller) – Asano (85. Broschinski), Hofmann, Antwi-Adjei.

Eintracht Frankfurt – VfL Bochum: The data of the game

Gates: 0-1 Asano (14′), 1-1 Kolo Muani (22′, penalty kick)

Yellow cards: Sow (7), Borre (3), Jakic (3) – Losilla (4), Ordez (4)