Eintracht Frankfurt wins 4: 3 at newly promoted Werder Bremen and celebrates the first win of the season – and Mario Götze.
After his first Bundesliga goal after 982 days, Mario Götze clearly enjoyed the leading role in the seven-goal spectacle. “After the long time it was very nice,” said the World Cup hero from Eintracht Frankfurt after the 4: 3 (3: 2) victory at newly promoted Werder Bremen DAZN: “It was an important goal for us, it feels good.”
With his goal in the second minute, the 30-year-old opened the scoring – and paved the way for Frankfurt’s first three of the current season. Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was also happy: “Finally Mario shot on goal.”
Eight days after the sensational last-minute triumph at Borussia Dortmund (3-2), Werder’s high-altitude flight ended, even if it got exciting again in injury time after a penalty kick by Niclas Füllkrug (90 + 2) according to video evidence – what Götze was quite annoyed: “It was unnecessary that we trembled in the end.”
Favored by some hair-raising mistakes in the Bremen defense, the Europa League winner from Frankfurt showed the league returnee the limits and led after goals from Randal Kolo Muani (32nd), Jesper Lindström (39th) and Djibril Sow (48th). .) actually sovereign. Even the temporary 1:2 deficit caused by Bremen’s Anthony Jung (14th) and Leonardo Bittencourt (17th) didn’t bother Götze and Co. “We completely slept through the first half,” said Werder captain Marco Friedl. “We make far too many mistakes.”
It took less than 120 seconds for the Frankfurters to prove their qualities for the first time. Götze scored with a low shot from 18 meters, it was his first Bundesliga goal since December 20, 2019 – at that time he scored in a Borussia Dortmund jersey against Hoffenheim. Eintracht acted dominantly in the following minutes and set the pace and rhythm of the game.
Werder Bremen meanwhile turns the game
But Werder didn’t let the guests’ lightning start upset them and hit back twice with their first two chances. First, the long-time Eintracht youth player Jung used Evan Ndicka’s defense that was too short to equalize by taking a direct shot from the edge of the penalty area, three minutes later the 1.70 meter tall Bittencourt national keeper Kevin Trapp duped with a header arc lamp – and temporarily adjusted the course of the game the head.
However, the glory of Bremen did not last long, Frankfurt simply marched on. A goal by Daichi Kamada was ruled out due to an offside position (19′) and Lindström was saved by Bremen’s goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka (27′). But then Kolo Muani played half the Werder defense dizzy on a counterattack before he pushed in to make it 2-2. Then Lindström escaped after great preliminary work from Sebastian Rode and this time won the duel with Pavlenka with a chip.
Bremen’s hopes of a comeback similar to that of the previous week in Dortmund vanished immediately after the restart when Sow made it 4-2 with a flick. Werder fought brilliantly and came back when referee Patrick Ittrich awarded a penalty after studying the video.
Werder Bremen – Eintracht Frankfurt: The voices
Ole Werner (Werder Bremen coach): “Congratulations to Frankfurt on a well-deserved victory. We lacked compactness for 60 minutes, despite being in the lead. What I have to give my team credit for is the last half hour. Despite the deficit, we were able to pose problems for Frankfurt. that we know what to work on.”
Oliver Glasner (Eintracht Frankfurt coach): “A big compliment to the boys today for what they played. An absolute top performance. From the first second we had grip and then took the lead. It was strong that we didn’t lose faith after falling behind. In the obligatory We are now used to VAR decisions against us, which we may take into account in the future.”
Werder Bremen – Eintracht Frankfurt: The data for the game