Both Augsburg and Frankfurt wanted to stop the downward spiral in the league – they succeeded at least in part. The two drew 1-1 in a balanced game on Sunday.
Eintracht Frankfurt has started the second half of the Bundesliga messed up. After the home defeat against Borussia Dortmund came the team of coaches Oliver Glasner at the FC Augsburg not beyond a 1:1 (1:1). Of course, the hosts shouldn’t be satisfied with the draw either: They are still deep in the relegation battle.
Eintracht even took the lead through Daichi Kamada (22nd). After that, however, the Hessians missed the chance to extend their lead and allowed Augsburg to come back into the game. was the shooter of the deserved compensation Michael Gregorych (38th), after that would be for the team of coaches Markus Weinzierl been more in it, including for million-new signing Ricardo Pepi in his starting eleven debut.
Goalkeeper change at Eintracht
Eintracht had to rely on drivers because of “borderline positive” corona tests Filip Kostic and goalkeeper Kevin Trapp dispense. Without Kostic, there was a lack of momentum on the left. And Trapp’s 19-year-old deputy Diant Ramaj, who came from the second division team Heidenheim before the season and played for the “adults” for the first time, didn’t look good when equalizing.
As is so often the case, however, Augsburg tripped themselves first. Niklas Dorsch played a back pass straight to Jesper Lindström, who immediately passed it on to Rafael Borre, and his assist ripped Kamada off. On the next counterattack, Lindström missed the chance to make it 2-0, after a dream pass from Djibril Sow he only hit the post (29th).
Chances of Pepi
Frankfurt was in control during this phase – but lost it again. Pepi first hit the goal, but couldn’t be happy because Andi Zeqiri had previously Makoto Hasebe fouled (33′). On the other hand, Gregoritsch cheered after a shot from a very acute angle because Ramaj had made a bad guess. And finally, Pepi had another chance, but Evan Ndicka blocked the American’s shot (40′).
The break came at just the right time for Frankfurt. After that, Eintracht was better in the game again, but despite all their efforts and good approaches, they hardly had any convincing chances to score. FCA’s obligatory final sprint also fizzled out. The best chance was missed by Lindström, who was denied by Augsburg keeper Rafal Gikiewicz (88′). On the other side, Ramaj saved against substitute Florian Niederlechner (90+2).