Europa League: Eintracht Frankfurt win in qualifying at Flora Tallinn
Luka Jovic will play for Real Madrid, Sébastian Haller for West Ham United in England; Eintracht Frankfurts sporting director Fredi Bobic still hopes for a return campaign for the ex-lenders Kevin Trapp, Martin Hingeregger and Sebastian Rode. In short: At the Frankfurt competitive match in the second round of the Europa League qualification, there was a strong change in concord, but the start was successful: The Bundesliga side won the first leg at Flora Tallinn 2: 1 (1: 1).
Frankfurt's goal was scored by Lucas Torró (24th minute) and Dejan Joveljic's signing on 71 minutes. The 19-year-old came from Red Star Belgrade in the summer and will help close the gap in the storm center left by Jovic (17 Bundesliga goals in the preseason) and Haller (15). Mihkel Ainsalu (34.) scored the equalizer for the outsider from Estonia in the meantime
Frankfurt played well against Tallinn and in the end had no problems securing the victory. The last year's semi-finalist of the Europa League still has potential for improvement, but Eintracht still wants to improve on the transfer market. The second leg will take place next Thursday in Frankfurt. It is unclear whether there have been further approaches by then. "Of course we still want to do something, but we also have more than a complete transfer month ahead of us," said sporting director Bobic before the duel on RTL Nitro.
In a possible third round, it would continue for Eintracht on 8 August (return leg 15 August), opponents would be the winner from FC Vaduz (Liechtenstein) against MOL Vidi (Hungary). In the subsequent playoffs, the teams qualify for the group stage of the Europa League.
Flora Tallinn - Eintracht Frankfurt 1: 2 (1: 1)
0: 1 Torró (24.)
1: 1 Ainsalu (34th)
1: 2 Joveljic (71.)
Tallinn: Igonen - Kams, Kuusk, Pürg, Järvelaid - Liivak (86th Alliku), Kreida, Ainsalu, Miller (76th Sinyavskiy) - Vassiljev - Sorga (82nd Lepik)
Frankfurt: Wiedwald - Abraham, Hasebe, N'Dicka - Da Costa (88th Chandler), Kohr, Torró, Kostic - Gacinovic (64th Kamada) - Paciencia (64th Joveljic), Rebic
referee: Palabiyik (Turkey)
yellow cards: Kostic