Status: 04.12.2023, 07:30 a.m.
By: Stefan Schmid
Eintracht Frankfurt lose at FC Augsburg. The logical consequence of a pompous performance, which could well have ended even darker.
Augsburg – Eintracht Frankfurt's away game at FC Augsburg started in icy temperatures, and it must have been similarly icy in the SGE dressing room after the final whistle. In the end, it was a 2-1 defeat, which puts Frankfurt in a better light than the course of the game suggests.
Eintracht Frankfurt start strong and then let Augsburg have their way
Eintracht got off to a lively start in the game. But Finn Dahmen in the Fuggerstadt goal reacted excellently in the 8th minute of the game after a powerful shot by starting eleven debutant Paxten Aaronson. After that, Eintracht deteriorated more and more.
Augsburg's supposed opening goal after 28 minutes was whistled back by the VAR, but a little later it was to hit Kevin Trapp's goal in accordance with the rules. After a mistake by the SGE backline and strong transition play by FCA, it was Fredrik Jensen who scored on an assist from Ermedin Demirovic to give the hosts the lead (35').
With the 0:1 from Frankfurt's point of view, it went into the break. Dino Toppmöller, who could not be satisfied with the performance of his starting eleven, brought in two fresh forces for the second half. Niels Nkounkou and Fares Chaibe replaced the disappointing Aaronson and Buta.
Mario Götze is stopped by Kevin Mbabu. © IMAGO/H. Langer
Trapp keeps Eintracht in the game - Ngankam misses lucky punch
The two changes should have very little effect at first. Augsburg continued to set the tone and increased their lead in the 58th minute with a remarkable goal from Iago. The assist against a passive SGE defence was again provided by Demirovic.
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A reaction from Eintracht was a long time coming and it was only thanks to the best eagle bearer, Kevin Trapp, that any hope of winning a point was not gone early on. Immediately after Trapp saved a foul penalty (76th), hope suddenly flared up again for the SGE. Philipp Max brought the ball sharply in front of goal from the baseline, where FCA goalkeeper Dahmen deflected the ball into his own net (78').
However, no catch-up race really wanted to develop. Always trying, but with hardly any penetrating power, Frankfurt still tried to somehow achieve the draw. Except for the seconds before the final whistle, with manageable success. However, Jessic Ngankam missed the unexpected chance to make it 2-2 (90+6). (sh)