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Eintracht Frankfurt wins against FC Aberdeen on matchday 1 of the Conference League. The live ticker for reading.

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Eintracht Frankfurt started the group phase of the Conference League with a narrow victory. The Bundesliga club defeated Scottish outsiders FC Aberdeen 2-1 (1-1) on Thursday. Omar Marmoush in the 11th minute with a penalty kick and Robin Koch (62nd) scored the goals for Eintracht in front of 55,500 spectators. Dante Polvara (22nd) scored for the guests to equalize.

Lineup FC Aberdeen:Roos – Gartenmann, Rubezic, R. Jensen, Devlin, MacKenzie – Shinnie, Clarkson, Polvara, McGrath – Miovski
Gates:1:0 Mamoush (10th minute), 1:1 Polvara (22nd minute), 2:1 Koch (61st minute)

End: The game is over, Eintracht Frankfurt starts the Conference League with a 2-1 win over FC Aberdeen. However, the SGE found it very difficult for long stretches of the game against defensive Scots, who hardly showed anything offensively.

90. +3 minutes: Aberdeen comes again and wants to force the equalizer. After a free kick there is suddenly a chance, but the shot attempt clearly misses. Take a deep breath at the SGE.

90th minute: Addition time is five minutes.

86th minute: Is Aberdeen FC’s final offensive coming here? It doesn’t look like it at the moment.

82nd minute: Buta replaces Marmoush, the goalscorer to make it 1-0.

81st minute: The last ten minutes are running. Eintracht Frankfurt has the game under control and Aberdeen poses no threat. That should be enough for the first win in the first Conference League match.

77th minute: Knauff simply pulls the trigger and forces Roos to make a parade. The Scots then switch to offense.

76th minute: Aberdeen surprisingly stuck to their defensive style of play despite being behind and continued to look for counter-attack opportunities.

71st minute: Knauff with a cross to Ngankam, who clearly misses the goal with the back of his head.

67th minute: Ngankam prevails in the duel, but is prevented from finishing at the last second. There was more in it for the SGE. Meanwhile, Knauff comes into the game for Nkounkou.

64th minute: That has to play into Eintracht’s hands now. Unlike after the 1-0 win, the SGE now sticks with it and goes for the third goal.

61st minute: Koch scores to make it 2-1 for Eintracht Frankfurt! If little is possible from the game, it has to be a standard situation. Robin Koch heads into the far corner after a corner.

58th minute: Nkounkou gets a great clearance and shoots from ten meters, but the assistant referee’s flag goes up – offside.

55th minute: Frustration with Dina-Ebimbe, who is completely dissatisfied after a failed pass from a teammate and hits the ball into the stands.

53rd minute: Aberdeen ventures forward again, but doesn’t pose any problems for the SGE defense.

50th minute: The picture is similar to the one before the break. Eintracht had a lot of possession, but still had no brilliant ideas in the final third.

47th minute: Eintracht Frankfurt changed twice. Chaibi and Ngankam replace Götze and Aaronson.

46th minute: Let’s continue with the second half.

Halftime: Then it’s break. Eintracht Frankfurt started the game full of enthusiasm and took the lead early on thanks to a penalty from Marmoush, but then suddenly let up. Aberdeen came out of nowhere to equalize and then didn’t allow any more dangerous action from the SGE. So far the Scots’ plan is working.

45. Min +2: Another corner for the SGE, Nkounkou brings it inside, but the Scots clear without any problems.

45th minute: There are four minutes of injury time in the first half.

43rd minute: Suddenly the opportunity is there! Smolcic with a strong pass to the starting Aaronson, who fails with his direct pass to Roos. But it would have been almost offside anyway.

42nd minute: Aberdeen sometimes have nine men around their own penalty area. This is anything but easy for Eintracht, which is currently not causing any major problems for the guests.

38th minute: Sebastian Rode cannot continue. The captain has to go out due to an injury and limps off the pitch. Very bitter! Hugo Larsson comes into the game for him.

35th minute: The bad passes in the final third are increasing for Eintracht and the guests have often dared to leave their half since the equalizer. It will be a tough piece of work for the SGE today.

Eintracht Frankfurt meets FC Aberdeen. © IMAGO/Revierfoto

30th minute: On the pitch, Eintracht Frankfurt is currently struggling to create scoring opportunities. The pressure of the initial phase is over for now.

27th minute: Excitement in the stands! Objects apparently flew from the guest block into a block with Eintracht fans. Incredibly bad action by the Scottish supporters.

25th minute: Aaronson receives the first yellow card of the game after a tactical foul.

22nd minute: Suddenly the equalizer for FC Aberdeen comes out of nowhere! Skhiri loses the ball, Polvara luckily gets hold of the ball in the penalty area and hits it under the crossbar – 1:1.

19th minute: Miovski writhes in pain after a duel with Smolcic. The medical department is on the lawn. Does the attacker continue?

17th minute: Koch chips the ball strongly into the opponent’s penalty area, but Rode, who has taken off, can’t quite get to the pass. Still a good idea, this is how it can work against the strong guests today.

12th minute: The early lead helps Eintracht immensely. The guests cannot stand in their own half for the entire game, but have to act more courageously. This in turn creates space for the Eagles.

9th minute: Penalty for Eintracht Frankfurt! Ebimbe asserts himself on the outside and is clearly fouled. Marmoush puts the ball on the point and sinks it in the bottom right, 1-0 for SGE (10th).

7th minute: Dino Toppmöller’s team is patiently looking for a gap in the visitors’ back line, but it hasn’t opened up yet.

4th minute: The first few minutes already show how things will probably play out over the entire 90 minutes: Eintracht with a lot of possession, Aberdeen standing deep, touching concrete and relying on isolated counterattacks.

1st minute: The ball is rolling between SGE and Aberdeen.

Update, 6:38 p.m: The atmosphere in Frankfurt’s Waldstadion is fantastic. Eintracht’s game against FC Aberdeen starts in less than ten minutes.

Update, 6:22 p.m.: Things are anything but smooth for the guests from Aberdeen in the Scottish league. After five matchdays, the club is still without a win and is in second-to-last place in the table with just two points. So the self-confidence shouldn’t be huge.

Update from Thursday, September 21st, 5:35 p.m.: Eintracht Frankfurt’s lineup is here. Captain Sebastian Rode is back and will start in central midfield. In defense, Smolcic is preferred over Tuta and the young Aaronson slides into the team. Marmoush starts in place of Ngankam in the storm.

First report: Frankfurt – The Conference League adventure starts for Eintracht Frankfurt against FC Aberdeen. The SGE is the big favorite in the duel with the Scottish club and should not underestimate the strong team from the island, which will most likely approach the game very defensively.

Eintracht Frankfurt meets FC Aberdeen

“Aberdeen FC have two good strikers and, in Clarkson, a ball-savvy six. They go for second balls but are not a typical Scottish team. If you let them play, their quality comes through. The defense is aggressive and rustic,” said SGE head coach Dino Toppmöller before the game against the Scots.

“We are aware of the importance of the first group game. We would like to continue our decent start to the season with a home win. We know how difficult the task is, but also how we are favorites. We want to do justice to this,” continued the coach, who can rely on almost his entire squad: “Apart from Jakic, who still has knee problems, everyone is on board. Sebastian Rode has recovered from his illness. He took part in part of the team training yesterday and all of it today. If everything is okay tomorrow, he will be in the starting line-up.” So Toppmöller can make full use of the starting line-up and certainly surprise.

Eintracht keeper Kevin Trapp is really excited about the new competition: “The anticipation is great. We have worked for a year to be able to compete internationally for the third time in a row. Tomorrow there will be the reward.” But he warns against taking the opponent lightly: “We shouldn’t let ourselves be blinded by FC Aberdeen’s league start. A good task awaits us.”

Eintracht Frankfurt with respect for the outsider from Scotland

The goalkeeper holds back with one goal: he wants to first master the preliminary round with his team: “We aim to be as successful as possible. It is a new competition that we take as seriously as possible. But first we have to get through the group phase. We want to start with that tomorrow.”

Trapp is not worried about the many departures of top performers. “The accompanying circumstances of success are the departure of top performers. That’s part of football. This summer there were a few more. We are relatively far away from that. The team has potential. The three-day rhythm can help us get used to it more quickly,” said the 32-year-old before the Aberdeen game. (smr)

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