Status: 12.09.2021 5:27 p.m.
In an exciting finish, Eintracht Frankfurt and VfB Stuttgart split on the 4th day of the Bundesliga in a tie and get stuck in the lower half of the table.
Filip Kostic (79th), who was last willing to emigrate, initially brought Eintracht into the lead in 1: 1 (0: 0) against VfB on Sunday (12.09.2021). But shortly before the end Omar Marmoush prevented the Swabian third defeat in a row with the equalizer (88th). At that time, the guests were already outnumbered after a red card against Waldemar Anton (82nd).
The Frankfurt (3 points) still without a win are stuck in the lower half of the table after the third draw in a row, just like Stuttgart (4). “We had some good chances, but didn’t hit the goal. That is of course a disappointment for me as a striker,” said Eintracht newcomer Sam Lammers after his debut in front of the ARD microphone.
Few deals in half one
In the first round, both teams largely neutralized each other and could hardly put any emphasis on the goal. After conceding seven goals in two Bundesliga games, Stuttgart in particular was keen to stay defensively compact.
Nevertheless, the guests still had the best chances in the first 45 minutes, but both the lively Marmoush after a solo over the left side (18th) and Roberto Massimo after a counterattack (35th) failed due to Eintracht goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
Hit the bar by Hinteregger
Frankfurt slowly increased the pressure at the end of the first half and came up more strongly, especially in the second section. Martin Hinteregger hit the crossbar after a corner kick (61.).
Substitute in the 59th minute, Kostic gave the lead and cheers with a shot from the left edge of the penalty area. The Serb was initially received with whistles by some of the Frankfurt fans. Kostic had wanted to move to Italy before the end of the transition period and had shown poor performance in training and play during this time. He tried to apologize for that in a social media post during the week.
Emergency brake from Stuttgart’s Anton
A little later, after a mistake in the Stuttgart build-up game, Rafael Borré was alone in the direction of the VfB goal and the possible preliminary decision. But Stuttgart’s Anton stopped him in front of the penalty area as the last man with a foul and saw the red card (82.)
Nevertheless, Stuttgart did not open up and rewarded themselves with the equalizer when Marmoush dribbled through the five-meter area after a crowd in the penalty area, let Trapp get out and shot. In stoppage time it was again Borré who had the victory for Frankfurt on the foot with the last action. But his shot only landed on the lower edge of the crossbar (90th + 4).
English week for unity
For Frankfurt, the Europa League season begins during the week with the home game against Fenerbahce Istanbul (Thursday, 9 p.m.).
In the Bundesliga, both teams will start again on Sunday. VfB Stuttgart will host Bayer 04 Leverkusen on September 19 (3:30 p.m.) and Eintracht Frankfurt will end the game day at 7:30 p.m. with coach Oliver Glasner’s former club and championship leader VfL Wolfsburg.