Double goalscorer Randal Kolo Muani gave Eintracht Frankfurt a place in the quarter-finals
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Eintracht Frankfurt is in the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup.
In the Hessian derby against second division leaders SV Darmstadt 98, the Bundesliga side prevailed 4:2 (2:2).
Randal Kolo Muani gave SGE the lead (6th minute), Matthias Honsak temporarily turned the game in favor of the outsider (29th/31st).
After Rafael Borré equalized (44'), Daichi Kamada scored to give Frankfurt the lead again (62'), Kolo Muani's second goal finally decided the game (90').
Eintracht initially dominated the game against Darmstadt, who play their home games less than 30 kilometers away from the Frankfurt stadium.
Kolo Muani made it 1-0 in impressive fashion: the Frenchman indicated a run down but then broke off and moved inside.
So Kolo Muani's opponent also stopped his run - and could not accelerate fast enough to reach Aurélio Buta on the wing.
He got the pass, lifted the ball into the penalty area and was then able to celebrate with Kolo Muani, who had prevailed in a header duel in the middle (6').
Even after that, Eintracht Darmstadt's defensive cracked over the wings again and again.
After Buta's next cross, Borré finished completely unguarded in the penalty area, but put the ball well over the goal (9').
The game then came to an unscheduled standstill when Eintracht defender Tuta and Darmstadt's Jannik Müller bumped their heads and had to be treated for several minutes (13').
Both were able to continue the game.
Honsak briefly turns the game upside down
As soon as the ball rolled again, it was the turn of the Frankfurt offensive again: Mario Götze shot goalkeeper Marcel Schuhen from close range (23').
SGE's usury of chances was to take revenge: Eintracht captain Sebastian Rode was unable to process a pass from Makoto Hasebe, Darmstadt switched quickly after winning the ball and Honsak equalized (29').
It wasn't implied - and the 2:1 for the guests even less: After a long ball from keeper shoes, the ball reached Fabian Schnellhardt in midfield, who served Honsak again (31').
But Frankfurt was not impressed by the sudden deficit: Philipp Max luchs the ball from Frank Ronstadt, Rode and Götze released Borré, who equalized (44th).
The entertaining first half was followed by a similarly paced, but slightly less goal-rich second half.
Kamada's 3:2 was something to be proud of: Kolo Muani headed a Borré cross on the outside of the foot to the Japanese, who converted the direct acceptance with a nice shooting technique (62').
Darmstadt gives equal opportunities
Darmstadt had chances to equalize: Philipp Tietz hit the post (65'), Marvin Mehlem's offside goal didn't count after Tobias Kempe had previously forced Kevin Trapp to save with a header (66').
Conversely, Buta could have made everything clear after a wonderful pass from Götze (72').
So it remained exciting until the end - with the better ending for Eintracht, for whom Kolo Muani scored his second goal after a pass by Götze (90th).