Tottenham Hotspur – Eintracht Frankfurt 3: 2: Kane and Son too strong! Spurs punish SGE

 Tottenham Hotspur – Eintracht Frankfurt 3: 2: Kane and Son too strong!  Spurs punish SGE

Fatal mistakes, bitter crash landing: Eintracht Frankfurt’s “Euro-Adler” may have lost a decisive feather in the Champions League. After a good start, the Bundesliga club lost 2: 3 (1: 3) to the ripped off English top club Tottenham Hotspur and is about to be knocked out early. For the dream of the round of 16 in the tight group D you need the maximum of six points from the duels with Marseille and Lisbon.

Former Bundesliga professional Heung-Min Son (20th, 36th) was the match winner in Spurs’ state-of-the-art football temple, and superstar Harry Kane (28th, penalty kick according to video evidence) also scored. Daichi Kamada (14th) had provided the deserved lead, but with the equalizer, coach Oliver Glasner’s team completely lost the thread – and learned the lesson.

“We got into the game well,” said sporting director Markus Krösche: “Then Tottenham showed their very high quality in switching behavior and made the goals ice cold. It’s annoying, but the lads tried everything.” Tuta (60th) was sent off with yellow-red before Faride Alidou (87th) gave the guests hope again. Kane (90+2) missed a penalty just before the end.

Despite the 3-0 disgrace at VfL Bochum, he had “zero point zero doubts about the character of the team,” emphasized Glasner. In any case, he “always feels good” away from home, because no game was lost abroad in the triumphal march to the throne of the Europa League. Somewhat surprisingly, he benched Mario Götze at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

And without the Rio heroes, the SGE tried their hand at fast switching games, Kamada lacked the right timing after 140 seconds. But a good ten minutes later, after a strong ball win by Jesper Lindström and a perfect cross pass by Sebastian Rode, he had no trouble getting in.

Eintracht Frankfurt loses control completely

The Hessians were extremely snappy in the duels – but were immediately punished for their first mistake. Kane put it through perfectly, Son gave Kevin Trapp no ​​chance with a low shot into the far corner. Suddenly, the Spurs gained the upper hand and established themselves in the attacking third. Kristijan Jakic uncleverly put his hip in against Kane, Kane hit hard in the right corner.

The guests now seemed overwhelmed by the individual class of the Brits, Son thundered a cross from ex-Munich player Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg volley into the net. Trapp prevented further goals with great reflexes against the South Korean (42nd) and against a header from Romero (45th + 2).

Even after the change, the Glasner-Elf continued to act indisposed, Trapp saved the Spurs’ storm time and time again in a world-class manner. When Tuta picked up two yellow cards for tactical fouls within three minutes, the game finally developed into a pure defensive battle – with a great entertainment factor.

Tottenham Hotspur – Eintracht Frankfurt: The data of the game

Tottenham: Lloris – Romero, Dier (78th Sanchez), Lenglet – Emerson, Hojbjerg (85th Gil), Bentancur (67th Bissouma), Sessegnon – Richarlison (67th Skipp), Kane, Son (85th). – Trainer: Conte

Frankfurt: Trapp – Tuta, Hasebe (69th Ebimbe), N’Dicka – Jakic, Rode (69th Smolcic), Sow, Lenz (70th Alidou) – Lindstrom, Muani (69th Borre), Kamada (78th Götze). – Trainer: Glasner

Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)

Gates: 0: 1 Daichi Kamada (14th), 1: 1 Heung-Min Son (20th), 2: 1 Harry Kane (28th penalty), 3: 1 Heung-Min Son (36th), 3: 2 Faride Alidou (87.)


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