Bundesliga: Union Berlin beats Eintracht Frankfurt

Bundesliga: Union Berlin beats Eintracht Frankfurt

Bundesliga on Sunday
Union wins against Frankfurt – and stays in close contact with BVB and Bayern

Union Berlin's Rani Khedira lets his teammates celebrate the 1-0

Union Berlin’s Rani Khedira lets his teammates celebrate the 1-0

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Will Bayern lose the lead in the table? Three games are scheduled for Sunday in the Bundesliga. Union Berlin and Eintracht Frankfurt started things off.

The Sunday games of the 25th Soccer Bundesliga– Match days at a glance:

1. FC Union Berlin vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 2:0

In a duel between the teams that failed in international business during the week, 1. FC Union Berlin underpinned its claim to the Champions League places in the Bundesliga. After the 2-0 (0-0) win against Eintracht Frankfurt, the Berliners climbed to third place on Sunday with 48 points and distanced their pursuer from Hesse, who was in sixth place and still has 40 points. In front of 22,012 spectators in the An der Alten Försterei stadium, Rani Khedira and substitute Kevin Behrens (75th) scored the goals for the Irons in the 53rd minute.

After the strenuous last few English weeks, both teams initially acted on the back burner, so that there was no real flow of play. It was usually only dangerous in front of the goal after standard situations. Top striker Kolo Muani missed the first real chance in the 16th minute after a free kick. Union had two chances through Sheraldo Becker (13′) and Haberer (21′), but both missed the goal.

The pace picked up as the first half progressed and both teams created several chances. Union goalkeeper Frederik Rönnow, who has been in good form for weeks, thwarted a possible deficit when he saved in the 34th minute before Daichi Kamada was freed, and Kolo Muani headed over the goal five minutes later. On the other hand, Siebatcheu narrowly missed a Becker cross in the 37th minute, Seguin failed after 40 minutes at national goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, Rafael Borré shortly before the break at Rönnow and again Kolo Muani after a corner with a head on the post.

After the change of sides, the home side were able to use their first opportunity to take the lead. Khedira used a corner from Gießelmann to take the lead from around five meters out of the crowd (53′). Union then acted much more agile, while Frankfurt had to nibble on the backlog. Becker completed a counterattack after 68 minutes, but was just offside when he accepted the ball. Frankfurt tried individual actions through the energetic Kolo Muani and substitute Lucas Alario, but both got stuck in defence. Behrens, on the other hand, made the decision with a shot through Trapp’s legs fifteen minutes before the end.

This is how it continues on Sunday in the Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen welcomes from 5.30 p.m Bavaria Munich. In the event of a defeat for the record champions, the fight for the championship would increase in tension because BVB would remain at the top of the table. At 7.30 p.m. Mainz 05 meets SC Freiburg.

The other results of the 25th Bundesliga matchday

  • Borussia Dortmund vs. 1. FC Cologne 6:1
  • TSG Hoffenheim versus Hertha BSC 3:1
  • VfL Bochum versus RB Leipzig 1-0
  • FC Augsburg vs. FC Schalke 04 1:1
  • VfB Stuttgart versus VfL Wolfsburg 0:1

Borussia Mönchengladbach versus Werder Bremen 2:2

Go to the match reports from Friday and Saturday here.

All results, statistics and the table of the Bundesliga can be found here

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