Olympique Marseille – Eintracht Frankfurt 0: 1: SGE achieves first Champions League victory thanks to a goal by Jesper Lindström

Exclamation marks on the pitch, but riots in the stands: The significantly improved Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt kept a cool head in the Stade Velodrome witches’ cauldron and reported back in the premier class. Coach Oliver Glasner’s team secured the first Champions League treble in the club’s history after the botched premiere with a 1-0 (1-0) win at Olympique Marseille.

The Frankfurters withstood the pressure in the duel of the losers of the first match day after the opening defeat against Sporting Lisbon (0: 3) and thanks to Jesper Lindström (43rd) they can still hope for the round of 16 on their dream trip. The “double pack” against Tottenham Hotspur with star striker Harry Kane is now waiting for the Hessians, first of all the home game against the favorites is on October 4th.

“It was very important for us. It was a very difficult game for us, but we played as a team. We played our way. I’m very happy with the win,” said the strong Daichi Kamada at DAZN.

However, there was an extremely heated atmosphere around the high-risk game in Marseille. Outside the stadium, there were several arrests in advance, and the riots continued in the Stade Velodrome. Both fan camps shot pyrotechnics and ignited firecrackers – also during the game. According to the prefecture, German supporters should also have shown the Hitler salute. There were strict restrictions and bans on staying in the port city for the Eintracht attachment.

On the pitch, Glasner had to switch his system back to a back three in the first Champions League away game in the club’s history due to several failures. Veteran Makoto Hasebe moved into the center as the defender, while captain Sebastian Rode was initially on the bench after recovering from a thigh injury.

In front of a deafeningly loud crowd, Frankfurt got off to a good start and showed a lot more grip compared to the disappointing performance against Wolfsburg (0:1) in the league. Randal Kolo Muani (5th) set the first sign with a header, before the expected competitive and intense game developed after OM attacker Alexis Sanchez (12th) completed it.


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