Dream goals, expulsions – and a fantastic choreo

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

Club
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

Fiorentina

  • Serie B: 1993–94

International
Germany

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

Individual

  • 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.