Europa League: Eintracht Frankfurt moves into the playoffs
Eintracht Frankfurt may continue to dream of moving into the group stage of the Europa League. In qualifying return match against FC Vaduz Eintracht won 1-0 (1-0), the only goal of the evening scored the Dutchman Jonathan de Guzmán (31st minute). The first leg was Frankfurt against the team from Liechtenstein even with 5: 0 (3: 0) decided for themselves.
Eintracht Frankfurt face Racing Strasbourg from Frankfurt in the group stage playoffs. The Eintracht will play in a week away first, before on 29 August, the second leg takes place in Frankfurt.
Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter used the home game against Vaduz after the clear first-leg win to give some players from the second row match practice. In comparison to the DFB Cup match against Waldhof Mannheim hut changed its starting eleven on equal to nine positions.
Dreamgate of de Guzmán
Two of the new players played a decisive role in the formation of the winning goal: It was the 31th minute when Mijat Gacinovic only hit the left post with a shot from outside the box. From there, the ball jumped back to de Guzmán, who drew directly. From the bottom of the bar his shot bounced into the goal, Benjamin Büchel in goal of FC Vaduz was still with the fingertips on the ball, but could not prevent the goal.
The joy of progressing was marred by the injury of captain Marco Russ. The defender was over-injured in the 33rd minute without the opponent's intervention and had to be replaced with an Achilles tendon. "This is of course a serious injury," said Eintracht sports director Bruno Hübner the TV channel Nitro.
Eintracht Frankfurt - Vaduz 1: 0 (1: 0)
1: 0 de Guzmán (31)
Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp - Toure, Russ (37th Hinteregger), Ndicka - Durm, Torro, Rode (81st Kamada), Chandler - Gacinovic (66th Paciencia), de Guzmán - Joveljic
FC Vaduz: Büchel - Sülüngöz, Schmid, Simani - Dorn, Prokopic (74th Frick), Wieser, Göppel - Cicek (81st Milinceanu), Coulibaly - Sutter (66th Schwizer)
Referee: Dabanovic (Montenegro)
Yellow cards: Rode / Sülüngöz, Prokopic