Before the “Century Game”: Eintracht Frankfurt has conceded an unexpected damper in front of the Kracher against FC Barcelona in the Europa League.
The Football Bundesligian came from a great backdrop against the final light Spvgg Greuther Fürth not beyond a goatless draw. The anticipation of the quarterfinal against the Spanish Topclub is clouded.
“We were not good enough today. But still: Now we look forward to Barcelona,” said Krachers board Markus Kröse at “Sky”.
The team of head trainer Oliver Glasner lacked 50,500 spectators against the passionately defending descent candidate to breakthrough force. With 39 points Frankfurt remains in place nine. Before the privileged first leg against Barcelona on Thursday (21.00 pm / RTL), however, Hessen may still be hopes for another year in international competition.
The guests from the Franconia are located despite the point win before the direct removal. After only three wins from 28 games and the only second point in foreign stages, the shamrock is bottled on the last place in the table. With 16 counters, the residue on the relegation site is already ten counters.
Immediately after the kick-off, the Frankfurt Ultras, dense smoke swathed were moved from the bulging home block under the stadium roof. But the fireworks on the lawn remained. The Eintracht took the game control and yielded first half-opportunities. Fürth lurked on counterattack.
After a quarter of an hour, the Fürther from nothing appeared dangerous to Kevin Trapp dangerous for the first time. But the national goalkeeper parished heavily against the ex-frankfurter Branimir Hrgota. The team of coach Stefan Leitl now merged with, the households fell little in the last third.
Glasner had known the season end spurt as “the most beautiful time of the year”, the Austrian coach Wool now “reap what we sown.” The dreaded Power football of his team germined only in places until the break. U21 national player Ansgar Knauf tested guest keeper Andreas Linde from the distance, then Jesper Lindström failed twice at the Sweden.
Frankfurt are missing the ideas
After the side change, the game flattened. The Eintracht strung again and again in the box of penalty, but there was a lack of the compelling ideas. Even Antriber Filip Kostic remained unobtrusively on his left. The long fible break had left their marks in the game of the Eaglegarten. Inaccuracies, Fürth was consistently defended.
The loud support from the ranks drive Frankfurt in the final phase forward. But even if the pressure on the Fürther Füllenkette rose noticeably, the crucial breakthrough did not want to succeed in the Chief Supervisory Board Chairman Philipp Holzer in the Frankfurter Rundschau as “century matches” highlighted highlight against Barcelona. Shortly before the end there was a Fürth’s Marco Meyerhöfer, who was hurt injured by paramedics from the field.