The fans raised their scarves and just kept singing as if their team had just got off to the perfect start to the Champions League season. The team said thank you. At the end of the 0: 3 (0: 0) against Sporting Lisbon, disappointment prevailed at Eintracht Frankfurt.
“It’s hard to digest,” analyzed goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, who was first overcome by a deflected shot by Marcus Edwards (65th), then by Francisco Trincao (67th) and later by Nuno Santos (82nd), at ” DAZN”. He didn’t want to quarrel with the goals conceded, instead, like his teammates, he complained about his team’s failure to convert chances.
“If you have so many opportunities and don’t score a single goal, then it will be difficult in the end,” said Trapp, speaking of “having learned a lot from the back end”. Randal Kolo Muani should have given Eintracht the lead after just 90 seconds, but was denied by Sporting goalkeeper Adán. Daichi Kamada did not find the free Kolo Muani with a weak cross pass (16th). The superior Eintracht had other good chances, but didn’t use any of them.
It’s exactly “the details that make the difference on the level,” said midfielder Djibril Sow. The lack of luck in the end, plus the lack of final precision on the offensive, it took revenge. “We had a blackout for 10, 15 minutes where they shut down the game,” Sow explained. It was precisely in this phase in the middle of the second half that Sporting used the few chances they had and shocked Eintracht decisively.
“It was a victory for efficiency. At this level you need to take the lead in our situations. It turned out completely differently, we had to get what felt like their second shot on goal from the net. They shot us down hard. That hurts,” said coach Oliver Glasner. “The result does not reflect the game,” added Trapp.
For Frankfurt there is a good performance without earnings. “This is the Champions League,” Trapp made a crucial realization. There is already a chance to make amends next Tuesday (9 p.m. / DAZN) at Olympique Marseille. Before that, Frankfurt will meet VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday (3:30 p.m. / Sky).