Eintracht Frankfurt defeated undefeated Greeks and stays on course in the Europa League
Eintracht Frankfurt has made a big step towards the round of 16 in the Europa League. The Bundesliga team won on the third group matchday against Olympiacos Piraeus 3-1 (2-1)
EIn a few fans celebrated with a bare torso, coach Oliver Glasner and his players just clapped each other overjoyed and very satisfied. Eintracht Frankfurt has stopped the crisis mood on the Main for the first time with an exhilarating performance in the European Cup, especially in the first half, and set course for the knockout round. The Bundesliga team prevailed 3-1 (2-1) at home on Thursday evening against the Greek record champions Olympiacos Piraeus and took the lead in Group D of the Europa League.
Rafael Borré took the lead in the 26th with a penalty kick. After the equalizer shortly afterwards by Youssef El-Arabi (30th) with a hand penalty, Almamy Touré (45th + 3) brought back the front before the break in front of 35,000 spectators. Daichi Kamada (59th) made the decision.
With the second win in the third game in the Europa League, coach Oliver Glasner’s team also gave an answer to the desperate appearance in the championship last against Hertha BSC. Piraeus had not lost a game in all competitions this season.
Leverkusen manage to equalize late
Bayer Leverkusen remains undefeated in the Europa League season. Four days after the 1: 5 in the Bundesliga against FC Bayern Munich, the factory club managed a 1: 1 (0: 0) at Betis Sevilla on Thursday evening. With the draw, the team successfully defended its lead in Group G with seven points after the third match day. The Andalusians with the same number of points are still in second place. Robert Andrich (82nd) saved the draw for Bayer with his goal. Sevilla had taken the lead through Borja Iglesias (75th). He converted a hand penalty caused by Leverkusen’s defender Jeremie Frimpong.
1. FC Union Berlin suffered their second defeat in the new Europa Conference League. The Bundesliga club lost 1: 3 (1: 2) at Feyenoord Rotterdam on Thursday. The team of coach Urs Fischer missed the possible jump to the top of Group E and instead has to worry about progressing with three points from three games. Alireza Jahanbakhsh (11th minute), Bryan Linssen (29th) and Luis Sinisterra (76th) scored the goals for Feyenoord. Taiwo Awoniyi (35.) was successful for the Berliners in front of 45,000 spectators, who lost again for the first time after four competitive games.