Eintracht Frankfurt takes the momentum from the Champions League to the Bundesliga. At FC Augsburg, the Hessians won 2-1 (1-1) after falling behind.
Eintracht Frankfurt fans celebrated their heroes. Four days after reaching the round of 16 of the Champions League at Sporting Lisbon, the Hessians also followed suit in the Bundesliga and won 2-1 (1-1) at FC Augsburg.
“It’s outstanding to win here, to fight and run like this after Lisbon,” summed up Frankfurt’s Sebastian Rode, who was happy about his team’s performance sky: “We play very good football most of the game.”
It’s no wonder that coach Oliver Glasner happily high-fived the entire bench after the final whistle. Rode (13th) and Ansgar Knauff (64th) turned the gap suffered by Mergim Berisha (1st) after just 31 seconds. In critical scenes, Eintracht keeper Kevin Trapp was once again the great support of Frankfurt.
Eintracht thus consolidated their place in the international ranks a week after the VAR drama against Borussia Dortmund. Augsburg had little to oppose the SBU, especially in the second half, and remained without a win for the sixth game in a row.
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“We could certainly get a point today,” commented FCA manager Stefan Reuter. “We’re not rewarding ourselves at the moment, the team is pushing hard. That’s why it’s a shame that we’ve got zero points.” But if the team “doesn’t give up and continues to play with such commitment, then there is also a sense of achievement,” said Reuter.
Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz praised the guests’ consistency: “They used two chances to score two goals. It was a good performance by my team, but it still wasn’t enough.”
Berisha completed the first attack of the game to give Augsburg the lead. Due to FCA’s aggressive pressing, Frankfurt initially had some trouble finding an answer and had to concentrate much more on not giving up the game in the first ten minutes.
In a relief attack, Mario Götze then sent Eric Dina Ebimbe on the journey. Rode only had to push his low cross over the line.
Eintracht Frankfurt wins thanks to Ansgar Knauff
The game calmed down afterwards, both teams slowed down a bit after the intense initial phase. While little worked out of the game, Frankfurt came twice dangerous after counterattacks by Djibril Sow (17th) and Dina Ebimbe (29th).
Shortly before the break Augsburg had the best chance to take the lead, but Ermedin Demirovic (42nd) failed from just a few meters at the strongly reacting Trapp.
After the break, Eintracht kept looking for a way forward and thus gained a slight overweight. After a corner from the left, Knauff, who came on as a substitute at half-time, got the ball from a half-left position – and with his direct acceptance caused a storm of jubilation in the well-preserved guest block.
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