Saturday, October 1, 2022

Frankfurt’s revival continues with Bundesliga win in Freiburg

BERLIN (NWN) — Eintracht Frankfurt’s revival under new coach Oliver Glasner continued on Sunday with a 2-0 win over third-place Freiburg in the Bundesliga.

It was Freiburg’s first defeat in the third league game at their new stadium, and their second consecutive defeat in the league after a 2–1 loss at Bayern Munich before the international break.

First-half goals from Jesper Lindström and Philipp Kostik gave Frankfurt its third consecutive win in all competitions and its third win out of 12 league games so far.

Frankfurt climbed to 11th place in the 18-team division before a late game between the trips to Mainz and Cologne.

Glasner, who joined Frankfurt after leading Wolfsburg in the Champions League last season, had a rough start to his tenure when Frankfurt were knocked out in the first round of the German Cup before going seven league games without a win. Was.

Freiburg had drawn with Leipzig and defeated Grüther Firth in their previous games at the new Europa-Park-Stadion.

Christian Streich’s team had better chances against Frankfurt, but the visitors found luck on their side as Freiburg’s Lukas Kübler inadvertently set up Lindström for the opener in the 34th. Then a free kick from Kostik was missed by teammates and defenders alike before being bounced inside the top corner in the 43rd.

Freiburg are third, but Bayer Leverkusen are just one point behind and Union Berlin and Wolfsburg are just one more point behind.

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