Forth is as good as landing
Union miss Barca’s cold shower in Frankfurt
17/4/2022, 7:26 PM
Eintracht showed how great the Europa League can be in Barcelona on Thursday: In the daily business of the Bundesliga, international venues are falling behind a lot after Union Berlin’s bankruptcy. Kobeniker is doing well, because Hoffenheim also failed against Fürth.
1. FC Union Berlin – Eintracht Frankfurt 2: 0 (2: 0)
European Cup players from Eintracht Frankfurt are relegated to the Bundesliga. Three days after the dramatic coup in the Europa League at the Barcelona stadium, Hesian side suffered a delicate 0:2 (0:2) defeat at Union Berlin. Weary Frankfurt couldn’t build on their impressive performance at the Camp Nou and were even introduced by Al Ittihad in the first half.
Taiwo Ooniyi (17 minutes) and Grisha Brommel (20) scored Iron’s goals, which confirmed their European ambitions with their third consecutive victory. In addition, coach Urs Fischer’s squad celebrated with successful rehearsals for the DFB Cup semi-finals on Wednesday (8.45pm/ARD and Sky) at RB Leipzig.
On the other hand, Eintracht has practically no chance of qualifying for an international starting place next season via the Bundesliga. However, this is still possible with the winning of the European League. After the grueling quarter-final second leg in Barcelona, coach Oliver Glasner sent six new starting players onto the field. National goalkeeper Kevin Trapp did not miss the team due to tension reasons, he fell due to a strain in his wrist ligaments.
Jens Grahl stood between the positions in the trap, and had a lot to do in his first Bundesliga appearance in six years. After Genki Haraguchi’s header hit the post (12 minutes), Onye shot with more accuracy five minutes later in a counterattack. Before that, the chubby Nigerian beat Martin Hinterger with great physical effort.
With the second goal from Brommel, the hosts were mentally and physically faster than Frankfurt. After just two minutes, Prömel had a great chance to make it 3-0, but the quarterback wasted ten yards from the goal.
Union, who were greeted by the crowd chanting “Stadtmeister, Stadtmeister!” After the clear victory in the derby at Hertha BSC (4:1), they behaved more aggressively and aggressively. For Frankfurt at times, there were signs of early bankruptcy, and Rani Khedira should have scored two more goals in the first half (27 and 38).
Offensively, Frankfurt have been harmless even after changing sides, even recently distinguished Philippe Kostik was largely unmarked by Julian Ryerson. With the Federation moving up to speed, the game dragged on long into the second half. The first excitement was Awoniyi’s strong solo, but the ending was pretty weak (63′).
1899 Hoffenheim – SpVgg Greuther Furth 0-0
The SpVgg Greuther Fürth landing is as good as it is sealed. The bottom team had a 0-0 draw with TSG Hoffenheim in Round 30, but going to the second division can hardly be avoided. The rising team has 11 points and is more than 30 goals behind from the drop. The Forth team was waiting for a hat-trick in eight league games. Things are not looking any better for the weak TSG. After three defeats, the chances of the coveted position in the European Cup diminished.
Only 16,110 spectators watched a match without any real highlights in the early stages. TSG striker Monas Dabur only caused a danger signal (3′). Forth Havard striker Nielsen had to leave the field injured in the eleventh minute, and Dixon Abiyama came in in his place. The hosts in particular, who missed captain Benjamin Hubner, Ermin Bekicic, Dennis Geiger, Florian Grelic and Marko John, were disappointing in the first 20 minutes. Coach Sebastian Hoeness’s team acted without imagination and lethargy. At the end of the first half, Hoffenheim bid farewell to the dressing room with the whistle of his fans.
At the start of the second half, Hoffenheim defender Stefan Bosch was forced out. The Austrian suffered a rupture after colliding with his colleague Diadi Smasko. Havard Nordtveit replaced Posch. Nothing changed in the match compared to the first half. Little or nothing works in TSG. Ihlas Bebou has at least one score (57). But no more could be achieved even after an hour. On the flip side, Julian Green almost doubled Hoffenheim (62′).