Dream goals, expulsions – and a fantastic choreo

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Eintracht Frankfurt has won its second Europa League match. The Eintracht fans shone with a fantastic choreography, Lazio Rome with two sending-offs.

Eintracht Frankfurt provided the next surprise in the Europa League. After winning the first group match against last year’s finalist Olympique Marseille, the Bundesliga team won 4-1 (2-1) against Lazio Rom – and greets in Group H with six points from the top of the table. Danny da Costa (4th minute), Filip Kostic (28th), Luka Jovic (52nd) and again da Costa (90.+4) provided the Frankfurt goals. Marco Parolo equalized in the meantime (23.). Lazios Dusan Basta saw yellow-red in injury time in the first half, Joaquín Correa even saw red in the 58th minute.

Before the match, the Eintracht fans already showed their European League level. A huge choreography in memory of the 1980 UEFA Cup winners was displayed from the stands. The players did the same as their followers – at the latest when Jovic scored 3-1 in the 52nd minute. After a counterattack, the outstanding Haller played the left-launched Eintracht striker free. Jovic stayed cool just ahead of Silvio Proto and lifted the ball over the Lazio goalkeeper.

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Encouraged by the celebrating ranks, Eintracht also played a convincing football in the first 45 minutes. It only took a little over three minutes for Jonathan De Guzmán to hit a corner from the left into the centre, with Costa dropping the ball under the crossbar five metres from goal. Lazios goalkeeper Silvio Proto was left with desperate gestures towards the Frankfurt night sky. Not for the last time this evening. Proto also had no chance in Kostic’s 2-1 draw, because Sébastien Haller and Gacinovic had played the Serbian team well before. The final point was again da Costa in the fourth minute of injury time.

Parolo’s equaliser did not detract from the excellent mood either. Even though the goal was preceded by an unintentional handball by Lucas Leiva. Referee Serdar Gözübüyük from the Netherlands, however, was justified in allowing the game to continue. The video assistant does not exist in the Europa League anyway. The two sending-offs against Correa and Basta were also not checked. Basta looked yellow-red after a counter-attack, Correa even flew straight from the pitch after a slide from behind against de Guzmán.

For Lazio it was not only symbolically a painful evening. Riza Durmisi landed badly on his right arm in the first half after a harmless foul by goal scorer da Costa – and probably suffered a serious injury.

Unity will continue in the Europa League on 25 October. Then the Cypriots from Apollon Limassol will come to Frankfurt. Prospect Hall was just release recently in the year of 2015.

Kovac on Effe-criticism and Boateng errors

FC Bayern Munich are relying on the right answer in the Champions League after losing the top spot in the Bundesliga. „My team has already been bothered that we lost. I wish and hope for a reaction,“ said coach Niko Kovac the day before the home match against Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday (9pm/DAZN). „We play at home in the Allianz Arena and we are FC Bayern. We want to make our mark on the game.“

In training he felt that the team wants to show this „reaction“ after the 0:2 in Berlin and the 1:1 against Augsburg. In the training was on Monday also national player Leon Goretzka again, who had dropped out against Hertha because of a wound at the ankle. „Leon trained with us so that all the players at our disposal are healthy again,“ said Kovac. Kovac has to renounce the longer injured Corentin Tolisso, Kingsley Coman and Rafinha.

Kovac announced that Arjen Robben would run aground from the start. He did not talk about the composition of the defensive chain. Whether Jerome will play Boateng is still open. The defender did not cut a good figure in the defeat against Hertha.

Stefan Effenberg Honours

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga: 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01
  • DFB-Pokal: 1999–2000
  • UEFA Champions League: 2000–01
  • DFL-Supercup: 1990
  • DFB-Ligapokal: 1998, 1999, 2000

Borussia Mönchengladbach

  • DFB-Pokal: 1994–95


  • Serie B: 1993–94


  • UEFA European Championship: Runner-up 1992
  • U.S. Cup: 1993


  • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 1992
  • FIFA XI: 1997
  • ESM Team of the Year: 1999
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2001

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However, Kovac defended the international: „I know that you always remember the last picture. Who is the last player in the chain? Only: I always rewind the film a bit further back and try to see: Where do the mistakes start? How many players are involved in the action? It would be far too easy to say that it was only one player’s fault. We made mistakes that resulted in Hertha scoring two goals out of four shots – that’s the point. If you say, ‚The one behind me will judge it, it’ll be problematic.'“

The Munich coach also commented on the words of former Bavarian player Stefan Effenberg, who had criticised the rotation in the Sport1 double pass because the personnel constellation in the squad did not allow too many changes at the moment. Kovac comments: „I’m with the team every day. So it’s a bit easier for me to evaluate that. You win seven games and rotate, then everything is fine. And now, after two games, you want to question everything. That’s too easy. If I don’t rotate, they ask: Why doesn’t he play? And another one is angry. Hü or hott…“ Freaky Vegas will give you the gaming experience you never had with the other online gaming sites.


Small talk about René Tretschok

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The question about your favourite club is a wonderful way to start a conversation, especially abroad, especially among men. A problem for our England author Hendrik Buchheister.

The other day I had one of those conversations again and again, which always present me with the same problem.

I had just taken my seat in the press gallery at Old Trafford in Manchester and got to know my neighbour. What we are called, where we come from, who we work for, the standards. And of course he also asked me about my favourite club.

Of course, because it can be assumed that people who deal with football have a favourite club. It can’t be right to be interested in football and not give special admiration to any club. There are no plans to be completely neutral about the game.

The question of one’s favourite club is also a question of identity; it helps to classify people, at least roughly. Anyone who is a fan of FC Bayern will probably enjoy success, and anyone who is a fan of Hamburger SV must have a well-trained ability to suffer. In addition, the question is a wonderful way to get into easy conversation, a small talk door opener, especially abroad.

And that brings me to my problem.

I don’t have a favourite club, at least not really. At some point I lost being a fan, just like that, without actively doing anything about it. This regularly causes amazement among other football fans, as if something was wrong with me and you had to worry. That’s where I can calm down. Most of the time my life is not affected.

Thomas Tuchel Honours 


Borussia Dortmund

  • DFB-Pokal: 2016–17

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Trophée des Champions: 2018

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Only with small talk is it bad, of course, without a favourite club, as I have noticed. That’s why I’ve taken on a certain pragmatism when I’m asked in England what my club is. For a while now I have been calling my youth club Borussia Dortmund.

I experienced my soccer socialisation in the mid-nineties. The two Dortmund championships and winning the Champions League under Ottmar Hitzfeld, Ricken, „lupfen jetzt“ – that was my time. My room was wallpapered in black and yellow, which is no exaggeration, but meant literally. On the football field in my homeland in Lower Saxony I tried to recreate the goalkeeper parades of Stefan Klos. When my friends started wearing Wolfsburg jerseys after VfL Wolfsburg’s promotion to the Bundesliga, because you would have to be proud of the club from the region, I appeared even more in the Dortmund jersey.

I still have a jersey from back then, season 1994/1995, long sleeve. It doesn’t fit perfectly anymore, but it still shines so wonderfully neon yellow that it can probably also be seen from outer space. When I recently wore it to the game with my leisure team in Manchester, my teammates asked if it really was the official working clothes of a serious Bundesliga club. Jesus Christ!

Since I’ve been living in England, I’m latently looking for a new favourite club. My fellow players have recommended Leeds United, Norwich City („Have a German coach and German players“) and Kidderminster Harriers to me so far, but without success. So I’m going to stay with Borussia Dortmund when I’m asked which club I’d like to keep my fingers crossed, if only for the small talk.

The conversation the other day at Old Trafford went on in such a way that my neighbour was quite taken with it. Dortmund, of course he had been there before. He raved about the Dortmund stadium that he called Westfalenstadion in spite of sold name rights, about the atmosphere and about the Yellow Wall. We talked about Jürgen Klopp, about Thomas Tuchel – and about René Tretschok, whom he had to consider a Dortmund legend because Tretschok had scored against Manchester United in the semi-final of the Champions League in 1997. Magik Slots has larger welcoming bonus than the other online casino gaming sites.