Roller coaster ride for Eintracht after 0-2 at VfL Bochum

Contenance! Oliver Glasner packed his disappointment in well-placed, here and there all too cautious words. The coach of Eintracht Frankfurt, torn between praise and criticism for weeks because of the fluctuating performance of his Bundesliga professionals, certified that his “boys” had “tried everything” after the sobering 2-0 defeat at Bundesliga promoted VfL Bochum, “But it wasn’t enough today”.

But if the Frankfurt had exhausted their potential, the game on Sunday evening would not have gone as it looked: with clear advantages for the more dynamic, determined and determined Westphalians, who made Eintracht legs wherever possible and this duel between two teams from the relegation zone finally won with 10: 5 scoring chances understandably.

With his first opportunity, VfL took the lead after just three minutes through the former Eintracht striker Blum (3rd minute). A little later, when Paciencia shot a hand penalty, which was achieved with the help of the video assistant, rather poorly into the arms of Bochum goalkeeper Riemann (12th), the momentum was finally tipped on the side of the Bochum fighters.

They didn’t shy away from a duel or speed run to spoil the evening in the area for the opponent three days after the beautiful 3-1 victory in the Europa League over Olympiacos Piraeus. And so VfL put the late exclamation mark behind the 2-0 success when Polter scored in stoppage time (90th + 2).




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