The final quarter of an hour has already begun. Frankfurt runs up desperately.
Next clear sign from Glasner. With Ache for Chandler, the SBU coach goes all in.
Substitution at Eintracht Frankfurt: Ragnar Ache
Substitution at Eintracht Frankfurt: Timothy Chandler
Yellow card for Andrés Andrade (Arminia Bielefeld)
Andrade is cautioned for a foul in midfield.
Substitution at Arminia Bielefeld: Gonzalo Castro
Substitution at Arminia Bielefeld: Patrick Wimmer
whimper! The Austrian dribbles past two opponents in front of the penalty area and thus gets free in front of Trapp halfway to the right in the box. But the ball flies a good distance over to the right. Big chance!
Kostić drives the game down the left wing and sends a sharp cross into the six-yard box. Borré just missed.
Krüger comes to an end in the box after a pass from the left wing, but fails because of Trapp.
Next degree. Kostić tries it from a tight angle on the left of the box, but hits the ball on the side netting.
Even after the change of sides, the Frankfurters have more of the game and also come into promising final situations, but the two-goal lead of Arminen remains.
change on both sides. While the SBU with Gonçalo Paciência is much more offensive for Rode, Kramer changes positions twice.
Substitution at Arminia Bielefeld: Fabian Kunze
Substitution at Arminia Bielefeld: Sebastian Vasiliadis
Substitution at Arminia Bielefeld: Fabian Klos
Substitution at Arminia Bielefeld: Janni-Luca Serra
Gonçalo Paciência comes on at Eintracht Frankfurt
Substitution at Eintracht Frankfurt: Sebastian Rode
The SGE sniffs the connection! Once again it’s asset Lindstrøm, who irresistibly dribbles through the center, but in the end pushes the ball a little too far. Ortega plays well and grabs the ball in the penalty area.
Good chance for Frankfurt! Lindstrøm beats Vasiliadis on the right and wants to pass Kamada in the backcourt. The ball bounces back to the Dane, who now tries it himself from an acute angle. Ortega can prevent the impact.
Wimmer unluckily landed on his shoulder after the foul and needs longer treatment. But things seem to be going on for the Austrian.
Yellow card for Sebastian Rode (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Rode subsequently sees the yellow card because he had completely cleared Wimmer in the center circle.
The Arminen also announce themselves offensively. Wimmer puts it back to the edge of the penalty area to Krüger, whose shot goes past the goal on the left.
A Kostić cross is attempted artistically by Chandler on the right post. The leather lands in a high arc on the net.
Go on! Glasner makes a substitution after the break. Hasebe moves into the defensive chain for Hinteregger.
Substitution at Eintracht Frankfurt: Makoto Hasebe
Substitution at Eintracht Frankfurt: Martin Hinteregger
Kick-off 2nd half
Break in Frankfurt! After 45 minutes, Arminia Bielefeld leads 2-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt! The East Westphalians have made a spotless appearance so far, act grippy in the duels and are extremely dangerous in the transition game. With the hits from Wimmer (5th) and Schöpf (27th), the guests also benefited from the insufficient defensive behavior of the SGE. The Glasner team had a lot more possession of the ball and, through Lindstrøm (16′) and Borré (35′), also had two great chances to score for their part. Once again, effectiveness failed. Now the task for the second 45 minutes is extremely difficult. We are curious to see if the Hessians will come back into the game again. See you soon!
There’s another 60 seconds on top.
Official stoppage time (minutes): 1
Sow’s shot from distance is initially blocked, but lands on Borré, who wants to send Kostić through the alley to the left. Brunner and Nilsson have anticipated the pass and can clean up the danger.
Five minutes until the break. Can Bielefeld take the two-goal lead into the dressing room?
The way back into the game is already going to be extremely difficult for Frankfurt. The DSC match plan has worked perfectly so far.
The hosts are becoming dangerous again! Tuta tanks up on the right wing to the baseline and plays flat to the penalty spot. Borré stands correctly and immediately closes with his right, but Ortega reacts quickly with his right foot and makes a strong parry.
Now the SBU again! Lindstrøm pushes through from the right side to Borré, who starts from a tight angle, but fails because of the well-reacting Ortega. Bielefeld’s keeper closes the short corner.
Patrick Wimmer is the outstanding player of the first half hour. In addition to the goal to make it 1-0, he prepared the scoop goal with an assist worth seeing.
Tooor for Arminia Bielefeld, 0:2 by Alessandro Schöpf
Arminia takes advantage of the opportunities that arise! Schöpf initiates the goal himself by shifting the game to Wimmer on the right. The Austrian moves into the sixteen, puts the ball inside and gives the ball technically wonderfully with a Rabona cross in the center. Schöpf comes in the center of the five and finishes with his chest in the right corner.
Eintracht has had almost 66 percent possession of the ball so far. The East Westphalians are still lurking for their opportunities in the switching game.
Wimmer and referee Reichel collide unhappily in midfield. The Bielefeld player has pain in his left foot, but can continue playing quickly.
The intensity is enormously high in the first 20 minutes. Both teams act aggressively in duels and don’t give each other anything.
Borré keeps his foot over Pieper on the outside line and hits his opponent in a duel. Reichel lets the yellow card stick again.
Lindstrøm has the equalizer on the foot! From the center circle, Sow sends his teammate on a journey behind the chain with an outstanding chip ball. Lindstrøm enters the box from half left and finishes with a dropkick from 12 meters. But the ball goes a long way to the left over the goal. Big chance!
And on the other hand, the chance of completion for Bielefeld. As a result of a counterattack, Krüger is played to the left of the penalty area and starts a flick from 25 meters. Trapp has the bouncer in the follow-up for sure.
Good action by Kamada, who leaves Pieper with a hook in front of the penalty area and shoots from 18 meters. Ortega parries the central shot.
With the lead behind them, Arminia is now retreating into their own half and leaving the game design to the hosts.
N’Dicka heads in from a Kostić corner from the left at the penalty spot, but Krüger keeps his head in. Otherwise the ball would have come dangerously onto the goal.
Tooor for Arminia Bielefeld, 0:1 by Patrick Wimmer
The early lead for Arminia Bielefeld! After a pass from the right lane, Serra shields the leather with his back to the goal and puts the ball centrally into the box, where Chandler wants to clear with his foot, but straddles Wimmer’s feet. The Austrian takes over the leather half-left in the sixteen and overcomes Trapp from 10 meters with a low shot into the right corner!
First offensive attack by the hosts. Chandler is sent down the right lane and finds Borré with a low pass on the first post. Nilsson is there and can clarify.
The ball rolls! Bielefeld kicked off in red jerseys, Frankfurt is dressed all in black.
The game is led by Tobias Reichel. Christian Bandurski and Mark Borsch will assist him on the sidelines. VAR is Guido Winkmann.
The statistics speak for the Frankfurt. They have been unbeaten against Bielefeld in eight Bundesliga games (three wins, five draws), which is the longest streak against any current Bundesliga side. In the first leg there was a 1:1 on the Alm.
Kramer makes a change to Bielefeld after the 2-2 win against Fürth. Serra replaces Lasme in the storm center.
On the line-ups: At Eintracht, Trapp and Kostić are back in the starting XI after recovering from the corona infection. Ramaj and Touré are on the bench for that. Hinteregger also replaces Hasebe in the defensive back three.
Bielefeld started the second half of the season with two draws. Both in Freiburg and in the home game against Greuther Fürth it ended 2-2. The DSC has now been unbeaten for four league games. Should points also follow in Frankfurt today, Arminia would set a club record with three unbeaten Bundesliga away games in a row. But coach Frank Kramer knows how difficult today’s task is: “Frankfurt have been on the right track since the start of the season. Shortly before the winter they got into a run and scored a lot of points. They have a very good structure that we are looking forward to have prepared.”
The claim of Eintracht before the home game against Bielefeld is clear: After the defeat against Dortmund (2:3) and the draw in Augsburg (1:1), the first win of the new year is now here. In both games, the Adlerträger also failed because of their own exploitation of chances. “It’s nice to see that we have such clear and beautifully created chances to score in every game,” emphasizes SGE coach Oliver Glasner, who at the same time praised the opponent from East Westphalia: “Bielefeld is very strong and has robust offensive players, too Speed in the half positions. They have a clear structure.”
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