The mega run of Eintracht Frankfurt was stopped. Werder Bremen turned a backlog and earned a deserved victory at the Offside Festival.
Setback for Eintracht Frankfurt in the race for the Champions League ranks on Friday evening! After an early lead at Werder Bremen, the Hessians lost 1: 2 (1: 0). André Silva’s opening goal (9th minute) was not enough, Theodor Gebre Selassie (47th) and Josh Sargent (62nd) turned the game around. It was the first defeat in 2021 for the Frankfurt skyscrapers.
Early leadership after wrong decision
Hütter made three changes for the game in Bremen. Erik Durm, André Silva and Djibril Sow moved into the first team for Evan N’Dicka (yellow card suspension), Luka Jovic and Almamy Touré. And the game quickly picked up speed – and began with a lucky hit for Eintracht.
After an action by Sow, referee Robert Hartmann wrongly decided on a corner kick. This was carried out briefly and after a precise cross from Kostic found its way over the head of Silva into the Bremen network (9th minute) – the Portuguese’s 19th goal of the season.
Bremen is getting stronger and stronger in the first round
The Frankfurter remained leading and came through Silva to the next chance, but Jiri Pavlenka saved the Bremen (19th). Then Eintracht lost the thread and was lucky that Milot Rashica first missed the equalizer with a free kick (27th), then just offside (29th) and a short time later with a flick on the crossbar (36th). But as it was, the Frankfurters went into the cabin with this brief tour.
But this lead was history shortly after the restart. A great pass into the deep landed by Theodor Gebre Selassie, who gave Kevin Trapp no chance with a precise shot into the far corner (47th). At first the assistant’s flag went up, but the Werder right-back was clearly not in the forbidden zone.
Bremen’s game with the offside – leads to success
Bremen was well recovered from the deficit and the 0: 4 swatter in Hoffenheim and came into the dangerous area above all on the right side. And Sargent rewarded the efforts of the hosts, after a pass from Maximilian Eggestein he was apparently not offside after a long review – a very tricky decision (62nd).
It should be curious and always stay on the sharp edge. After 68 minutes the ball was again in the Frankfurt net, but this time Sargent was again a few centimeters offside. The video referee had more to do than Pavlenka, who only had to parry brilliantly against Silva (77th).
Third loss of the season for Eintracht
Eintracht could not avert their third defeat of the season. Werder’s win is completely okay, the Hanseatic League was the more grippy and slightly better team in-house. And as is so often the case: a win against FC Bayern Munich doesn’t always have to be an advantage.
SV Werder Bremen – Eintracht Frankfurt 2: 1 (0: 1)
Bremen: Pavlenka – Veljkovic, Toprak, Friedl, Gebre Selassie, Agu – Möhwald (90th large), Eggestein, Schmid (79th Bittencourt) – Rashica (86th Mbom), Sargent (79th filling mug)
Frankfurt: Trapp – Tuta, Hasebe, Hinteregger – Sow, Rode (65. Barkok) – Durm (65. Hrustic), Kamada (65. Jovic), Younes, Kostic – Silva
Tore: 0:1 Silva (9.), 1:1 Gebre Selassie (47.) 2:1 Sargent (62.)
Yellow cards: Friedl, Gebre Selassie, Möhwald, Schmid – Younes, Tuta, Hütter (trainer)
Referee: Hartmann (cheeks)
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