Pokalsieger Eintracht Frankfurt has moved on to the Champions League Places with the next victory of FC Bavaria Munich.
Thanks to two hits by the once again outstanding Luka Jovic and a hit by storm partner Sebastien Haller (80), the Hessians defeated the FC at the end of the eleventh Bundesliga day. Schalke 04 with 3:0 (0:0) and thus celebrated the eighth obligatory game success in the past nine games.
Before 50.700 spectators Jovic advanced with his goals (61. and 73. Minute) returned to the Matchwinner for the Elf of Coach Adi Hutter and with now nine hits also took the lead in the goal hunter list.
“Luka has denied a path here. He had disappeared at Benfica in the sinkhole, but we remembered him,”said Sports Director Fredi Bobic about Jovic. But decisive for the current success was “the balance in the team”. “Today, it was not worth taking with us, due to the second half. Then they beat us with their strength,”said Schalke-Coach Domenico Tedesco.
Only three days after the premature advance in the Europa League, Eintracht won the rank four in the Bundesliga -“in front of the Munich for ex-coach Niko Kovac and a whole ten points in front of the guests from Gelsenkirchen, which was as 14. Only one more counter before the release rank.
Starting phase in Frankfurt without highlights
In the duel of the heavily loaded Europe starters, both trainers took three shifts in their starting eleven. It was not noticeable that after the sovereign 2:0 against Galatasaray in the Champions League the switches had two more days off. Frankfurt played from the beginning forward and quickly combined over the last so strong attack trio Jovic, Ante Rebic and Haller. Opportunities did not arise at first, first defender Evan Ndicka (19) approached with a heavy head-fall after a corner.
The game remained low in the first thirty minutes, the main protagonists were again and again Ndicka, David Abraham and Schalkes Salif Sane, who won the duel for a duel. National player Mark Uth (34.) barely missed on the other side with a flat Schlenzer.
Bitter for the attacker: In the second half he had to get out with a thigh injury –a country match in the coming week seems questionable.
SGE countermove sits – Schalke in costume
Even after the break At first the game did not take on any more momentum. At the end of three English weeks with three-day rhythm games, both teams seemed a bit worn out. Interruptions marked the game.
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Only after exactly one hour did the game start: Schalkes Breel Embolo hit hard with a solo and failed at the well-reacting Kevin Trapp.
Directly in return, the Cup winner showed his entire offensive class: In a flash-like counterattack, Rebic served his colleague Jovic, He took out the Schalker rear team and completed. After that, the procession seemed liberated: the emotive Rebic first met the post (67), then Jovic made the decision after Filip Kostic’s precise surrender, before Haller backed down again.