Kevin Trap: Had to deal with the bitter truth this week that he was only number three with national coach Flick. Unimpressed against Union, gave the only correct answer – with several outstanding saves, showed that he had not given up the fight for the place behind Neuer.
tuta: Now dares to take more risk in the build-up game and more offensive spirit, which can be valuable in the long run. At the moment with an expandable success rate. A bank on the defensive against strong Berliners.
Makoto Hasebe: Does it even need to be mentioned? Outstanding defensive organizer. The Japanese Methuselah holds the defense together like a 1.80 meter tube of component glue.
Evan Ndicka: After a few weeks with some wobbles again in top form. Combines athletics with technique, game intelligence and elegance.
Ansgar Knauff: A little more clarity in his drive forward and the fast man on the right would not only be a source of trouble for the opposing defense, but a great threat. But the Dortmund loanee is willing and gifted to learn, which shows in his defensive behavior, which he is constantly improving.
Sebastian Rode: Like Hasebe, a model of consistency and class. This time he didn’t manage any spectacular actions, but he solved many small situations, which gave his fellow men support and security.
Daichi Kamada: Also as a left part of the double six an enrichment for the Frankfurt game community. Overwhelmed in his first days in Frankfurt as a chicken-chested playmaker, the Japanese now also stands his ground as a robust straddle in defensive midfield – and also brings his outstanding playing skills to this position in selected scenes. In this form, there is only one Eintracht rating for the midfielder: “Particularly valuable.”
Luca Pellegrini: Mom mia! What a drama when the Italian plays. He could send in the large-format photo of his face after his slat bang as application material for an acting school. But he also showed the basics of football in good quality. Seemed a little over motivated at times now that he has overcome his lack of fitness and is physically able to develop initiative on the left wing.
Jesper Lindstrom: His magic goal after a magic solo to make it 2-0 should finally give the young Dane the self-confidence he lacked so far to be considered not only a great talent but also a great offensive player.
Mario Götze: The way he converted Kolo Muani’s assist to make it 1-0 says it all about the former international’s confidence. He steered the ball into the Berlin goal with the casual naturalness that characterizes the ball artists. But also present and defensive in the solid midfield duels with Union.
Randal Kolo Muani: Rested after two brief appearances and proud to have returned from the international break as a French international, the full-blooded striker demonstrated the skills that brought him to “Les Bleus”: irresistible dribbles, robust tackles, perfect passes. The 23-year-old has long been in the notebooks of super clubs.
Jibril Sov: After two strenuous international matches for Switzerland, Götze only came into play in the 66th minute for reasons of load control. As always reliable, strategically clever. Almost made it 3-0 in the 88th minute.
Christopher Lenz: Helped make it 2-0 on time for 20 minutes. Without outliers above and below:
Eric Ebimbe: Powerful to impetuous, Union didn’t have fun with him.
Rafael Borre: Only eight minutes on the pitch, but still made an impression with his liveliness. Kolo Muani’s super form is the Colombian’s woe.