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Eintracht Frankfurt wins in Marseille

Iis this the breakthrough? After the last two weak competitive games, Eintracht showed a strong fighting spirit in the highest European competition and their well-known successful international away face.

On Tuesday evening, coach Oliver Glasner’s Frankfurt team managed a perhaps groundbreaking 1-0 win in Marseille. For the Hessians it was the first victory in the Champions League campaign and after the 0:3 in the opening game against Sporting Lisbon, which also won the second group game against Tottenham Hotspur 2:0, the right signal at the right time. The only goal was scored by Jesper Lindström, who made Eintracht feel happy in the 43rd minute.

Next up for Eintracht in the Champions League is the home game on October 4 (9 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Champions League and on Dazn) against Tottenham. Possibly without a spectator.

Serious riots broke out around the game in Marseille. Two hours before kick-off there was plenty of lighting. Cannon bangs caused loud bangs around the arena and later also in the stadium. Bengalos also burned again and again; fireworks also flew into the sky. A fan of Eintracht Frankfurt was seriously injured. “He’s in the hospital, but his life is out of danger,” said Frankfurt board member Philipp Reschke on Tuesday evening after the 1-0 win in France. As Reschke said, the trailer is said to have been injured by a flare.

Reschke was shocked by the level of violence on both sides. “We have never experienced such a day in this form and did not think it possible in this way. There may not be any real joy because it is very strange what level of aggressiveness and hatred we encountered and of course there were reactions,” said Reschke late Tuesday evening.

There were a lot of perpetrators on both sides, but many more from the ranks of the hosts. “It was the feared state of emergency,” said Reschke. He now expects consequences from the European Football Union for both clubs. “If I fear punishment, it’s more for an away game. But I can’t rule out that the probation for the home game will be affected by history,” said Reschke.

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