News : Eintracht Frankfurt threatens the end in the Europa League – Sport


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Eintracht Frankfurt threatens the end in the Europa League - Sport


The Europa party of Eintracht Frankfurt threatens to fail this season. Still without goalscorer Bas Dost, who is still on hold at Sporting Lisbon, the Hessen lost on Thursday the play-off first leg at Racing Strasbourg 0-1 (0-1) and now have serious about the entry into the group stage of the Europa League fear.

Lucien Zohi scored in the 33rd minute to win the French League Cup winner. After the first defeat in the seventh season competitive game of last year's semi-finalist from Frankfurt in the second leg on Thursday next home crowd must grow significantly in order to reach the self-imposed goal yet.

"We certainly did not play well in the first half," said Frankfurt sporting director Fredi Bobic after the match on RTL Nitro. "It came over a bit sluggish." But in the second half, "the guys did it really well, Strasbourg did not actually happen, next Thursday it will be really exciting." Gelson Fernandes said, "Unfortunately, we did not score," but the team could "build up" on the second half.

Already at the beginning the team of coach Adi Hütter had much more trouble than against the European lightweights Flora Tallinn and FC Vaduz in the previous qualifying rounds. Racing played in front of about 22 000 spectators, including the designated DFB President Fritz Keller, courageously forward. "We're flying to Europe," the Strasbourg fans had written on a poster. Dimitri Liénard missed the hosts first (12).

Continue to wait for Bas Dost

Hütter had his starting eleven against the table-13. the French Ligue 1 compared to the league prelude (1-0 against Hoffenheim) changed in one position. Lucas Torro played for Dominik Kohr in the defensive midfield. In the storm, Ante Rebic was allowed to play for just one half-time, while Goncalo Paciencia came after the break for the inconspicuous Croatian Vice World Champion.

Demanded was the Bundesliga club in the first 45 minutes, especially on the defensive. In the front, the Hütter team made unusually many mistakes, the game of Eintracht seemed hasty. Only after the break did Frankfurt act with more momentum. Filip Kostic had the first good opportunity in the 29th minute, but Strasbourg goalkeeper Mats Sels was able to parry the Serbian's free-kick effortlessly.

The French, who had played with great financial difficulties in the fifth league in 2011/12, presented themselves at first much clearer. Zohi came out of the fray after a weakly defended corner. "We are too inaccurate and let us lure us out, we have to play more compact," said sporting director Bruno Hübner during the break on RTL Nitro. Hütter brought alongside Paciencia also Sebastian Rode for Mijat Gacinovic.

Shortly after the restart, Daichi Kamada twice awarded the chance to equalize (46th and 50th). In the Japanese's second shot, racing defender Alexander Djiku slightly touched the ball with his hand. Strasbourg could be happy in this scene that the referee did not decide on penalties. As a result, Frankfurt put pressure on the opposition, but the defense remained vulnerable in the defense.

News about the transfer scramble to Dost, there was no at the first thunderstorm. Whether that changes until the away game of the Frankfurt at RB Leipzig on Sunday (15.30 clock) is open.

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