Borré gets a corner against Baumgartl. However, Lenz hits the dead ball far too low and short in the direction of the first post, where Seguin can easily clear it.
Juranović brings a cross from the right half-field dangerously in the direction of the penalty spot, where the indented Gießelmann can finish with a header. However, he does not hit the ball optimally, which bounces past the Eintracht box on the right.
The pace in Sunday’s first game of the 25th matchday isn’t too high, which is also due to the fact that the Eagles have been very cautious so far. Instead of high pressing, the Hessians first look from a distance to see which match plan the Irons are pursuing, but they are not really using the space in the center yet, but are taking it easy themselves.
On the other hand, Khedira is just looking for a second-row finish. However, the left-footed shot from 22 meters in the half-left position goes well over it.
Götze has some space on the right wing and passes the ball low to Borré, who immediately takes a right shot from six yards out. But Doekhi is close and can successfully block the shot.
The ball rolls in the stadium An der Alten Försterei. The hosts will compete in their usual red and white home colors. The guests from the Main metropolis are dressed entirely in black. Here we go.
Incidentally, Eintracht Frankfurt not only won the first leg against 1. FC Union Berlin 2-0, they have also been victorious in four of their last seven meetings with the Irons (one draw, two defeats). However, there was not much left for the eagles to get, especially away from home. The Hessians have been waiting for another win for six Bundesliga away games (four draws, two defeats).
Oliver Glasner reacted to the clear 0:3 at the foot of Mount Vesuvius on Wednesday evening with two changes: Randal Kolo Muani and Hrvoje Smolčić are preferred to Ansgar Knauff (bench) and Sebastian Rode (yellow card suspension).
Eintracht Frankfurt has also gotten into trouble because of the bitter Champions League defeat against SSC Napoli. The Hessians have only won one of the last five games in the Bundesliga (two draws, two defeats), who have been without a win three times in a row. This means that sixth place, which the eagles still hold, is currently shaky. A point win at the An der Alten Försterei stadium, where the SBU has only lost one of seven guest games (four wins, two draws), would be correspondingly important.
Compared to the clear 0: 3 away defeat in Belgium on Thursday evening, the trainer of the Irons changed his starting line-up to five positions: Haberer, Siebatcheu, Seguin, Gießelmann and Baumgartl take over for Diogo Leite, Thorsby, Michel, Laïdouni and Roussillon (all five benches). .
Union Berlin initially came out of the winter break strong and won all of the first six competitive games in 2023. But then the Köpenickers increasingly got off track. The capital city have only won one game in all competitions of the last eight competitive games (five draws, two defeats). At least the Bundesliga home record of the Irons reads as good as ever. Urs Fischer’s team have not lost in their last 17 home league games (eleven wins, six draws).
Both teams failed in Europe during the week and each suffered a 3-0 away defeat from which they have to come back this afternoon. While the SBU did not manage to eradicate the first-leg defeat away in Naples, the Irons had to admit defeat to the Belgian representative Royale Union Saint-Gilloise. Now it is up to both teams in the Bundesliga to set the course for another year in Europe.
Good day and welcome from the Stadion An der Alten Försterei. Here, 1. FC Union Berlin welcomes Eintracht Frankfurt at 3:30 p.m. as part of the 25th match day of the Bundesliga.