Gladbach and Frankfurt play 1: 1 - Sport

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From Johannes Aumüller, Frankfurt

The last minutes of this game went rather tough. There were various interruptions, again and again a player was on the ground, and referee Deniz Aytekin could not complain about lack of communication needs of the players of Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach. But substitute guest striker Josip Drmic once again had a great opportunity to score the winner at the very last moment of the game, but he forgave – and so the match between Frankfurt and Gladbach ended 1-1 (1-0).

On the one hand, that was a fair result, because each of the two teams had a half-time, in which they were better than the opponent. But it was also a curious result, as the two teams scored in each of their worse halftime: Danny Da Costas 1-0 from the 45th minute equalized ten minutes before the final whistle Denis Zakaria. "That's a bit bitter at first," said Frankfurt's scorer Da Costa, "because we did not actually allow much".

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But after all, it was a draw against a top team. For the Frankfurt it was already the fourth draw in succession, but they can credit that these four draws against four really strong opponents came about. The Gladbacher in turn avoided with the late 1: 1 the second defeat successively and stabilized in the fight for the Champions League seats. "If you make up for the game late in the game, that's a satisfaction that comes over you, and I'm a little bit dissatisfied with the result of the first half," said Borussia coach Dieter Hecking.

The Eintracht began without Luka Jovic, the leader of the top scorer ranking in the Bundesliga. And all in all, the hosts had to admit in the first half that they could not develop their usual offensive power. Instead, Gladbach controlled the events. In the eighth minute, Thorgan Hazard took control near the penalty area but narrowly missed the goal on the left. After a good fifteen minutes, a mistake by Gelson Fernandes resulted in a free-kick, which Hazard put over the gate again.

And in the 25th minute, the best opportunity for Borussia came when, after a combination over Lars Stindl and Patrick Herrmann midfielder Zakaria appeared alone in front of Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, but Zakaria pushed the ball against his leg. "We've rarely played so well in an away game as we did the first 30 minutes today," said Hecking, "only you have to reward yourself." The Frankfurt side had only long-range shots by Ante Rebic (19) and Filip Kostic (39) to set against, but then was in injury time Da Costa to the spot. Directly in front of Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer he was posted, the ball came in – and something brutal he brought him to a 1-0 lead in the net.