No matter who is messing with Eintracht Frankfurt: The y lose. Bayern had to find out about that too. The Hessians not only defeated an absolute top team, but also set an example apart from the sporty. The analysis in five points.
Eintracht Frankfurt also won against FC Bayern Munich. The Hessians defeated the leaders 2: 1 (2: 0). Daichi Kamada (12th minute) and Amin Younes (31st) scored the goals for Frankfurt, while Robert Lewandowski’s (53rd) subsequent goal was not enough for the guests.
1. First sign before the game
The game was extremely important, that was clear even before the game kicked off. Top game or not: Another topic was extremely important this weekend. It was the first anniversary of the racist attack in Hanau – and that also left its mark on Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Hessians prepared for the game in special warm-up shirts, the keyword was: Say The irNames. The names of the victims of the attack could be read on the shirts of Eintracht, an action that Eintracht President Peter Fischer had announced during the week. The first – important – sign was already set before the game.
2. Rapid Eintracht start
The unity against Bayern did not want to leave this one sign. Pressing, pressing, pressing – from minute one, was the motto. The Frankfurters drove over the weakened record champions from Munich to such an extent that the arena in the city forest looked like a busy one-way street in downtown Frankfurt in the first quarter of an hour. The only direction: the goal of FCB keeper Manuel Neuer.
After only 12 minutes it was consequently 1-0. Daichi Kamada completed a nice combination via Amin Younes and Filip Kostic for an early lead. Almost twenty minutes later it was 2-0. Younes chased a ball wonderfully into the corner of the Munich case (31st). Unity, there is no other way to describe it, rolled over Bayern with a force that FCB rarely encounters in this form.
3. Younes is everywhere
Speaking of Younes: Anyone looking for the player in the game quickly found it. The summer newcomer from Naples was omnipresent in the first section, did what he wanted with the Munich back team – and was never to be believed. The offensive free spirit, who didn’t have any major start-up problems in Frankfurt, but still needed a few games and weeks to exploit his full potential, is now the absolute fixed point on the offensive. Or just: a ten with brilliant moments.
“I came to Frankfurt to have fun with football again,” said Younes after the game. He has apparently found exactly that again. Younes doesn’t just provide exclamation marks on the pitch. After his goal he ran to the substitute bench, got a warm-up shirt with the names of the victims of the attack in Hanau and held it up. “It was very important to me to show the shirt,” he emphasized afterwards. “Eintracht Frankfurt stands for that we belong together and think of each other.” That this player fits in with Eintracht should have become clear to the last at the latest.
4. Trembling to the end
As nice as the first half was from a Hessian point of view, the second half was an absolute shivering game. The FCB made the connection goal in the 53rd minute through Robert Lewandowski, then swam – that is also part of the history of this game – the Frankfurters questioned. The Munich team were on the trigger, but the record champions’ star ensemble failed to score a second goal.
Nevertheless, the game caused plenty of chewed-off Eintracht fan nails due to the close result in the second half. The fact that Ragnar Ache did not get a penalty in the 79th minute after a duel with Alphonso Davies – God (and not the VAR) knows why – did not necessarily help to calm the Hessian nerves. But: In the end it was enough.
5. What! For! on! Statement!
What was not written about the big top game this week and whether Eintracht could withstand this (slight) pressure. And how she could! The victory against Munich, despite all the Frankfurt modesty afterwards, was a huge statement, the biggest possible exclamation point in the Bundesliga at this point in time.
For Eintracht it’s about the Champions League, that’s clear now at the latest. And that Eintracht only scores against the little ones has now also been refuted. The Frankfurters belong exactly where they are currently in the table. This victory proved that impressively. Whoever sets such exclamation marks is called to high things.
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