Eintracht Frankfurt threatens a late knockout in the fight for the premier class. After the 1: 1 (0: 1) against FSV Mainz 05, the Hessians slipped into fifth place.
Adi Hütter hoped desperately through his coaching zone when Steven Zuber and Andre Silva had chances in stoppage time – but it didn’t help. Eintracht Frankfurt is threatened with a late knockout in the exciting three-way battle for the premier class after a 1: 1 (0: 1) in the Rhein-Main derby against FSV Mainz 05. “We no longer have it in our own hands,” said a disappointed national goalkeeper Kevin Trapp at Sky after the second mistake.
In the race for the premiere qualification for the Champions League, the Hessians slipped out of the top 4 of the Bundesliga for the first time since the end of January.
After the victories of VfL Wolfsburg (60 points) and Borussia Dortmund (58), the Frankfurt (57) may have to be content with the Europa League despite a historic season. The curious equalizer from Ajdin Hrustic (85th) did not change anything while sitting.
“We weren’t aggressive enough in the first half,” criticized Trapp. “We didn’t play well. There was a lack of creativity,” said Frankfurt defensive player Makoto Hasebe.
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In Frankfurt, the fear of another slump in the crucial phase of the season had recently increased – mainly due to the weak phase after Hütter had announced his departure. Two years ago, Eintracht had carelessly gambled away the premier class in the final sprint from a similar position.
Correspondingly nervous, the hosts started Hütter’s 100th Bundesliga game – and after a hesitant start were punished by the self-confident Mainz team. Onisiwo put a low shot into the corner from around 20 meters.
The unity seemed shocked, acted too unimaginative and failed with their offensive efforts again and again due to the biting guests. Hütter tried to support his team from the edge of the field, but the uncertainty did not subside as the game played.
Except for a massive finish by Filip Kostic (20th), which the strong 05-keeper Robin Zentner parried, and a solo run by Andre Silva (37th), which Jeremiah St. Juste stopped in dire need, the Hessians managed nothing. Leading player Sebastian Rode was injured early on (29th).