The fans celebrated their Iron long after the final whistle, but the first earnings crisis is there: Union Berlin gets the hard side of everyday life in football -Bundesliga to feel. The newly promoted defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 (0-0) on Friday night for the opening match of Matchday 6 and threatened to relegate to a relegation spot on the weekend following his third defeat in a row.
Europa League starter Frankfurt against five days after the felt victory against Borussia Dortmund (2: 2) also factually scored three points and after the third win of the season contact the leading group.
Attacker Bas Dost (48.) brought the Hessen shortly after the break in the lead. The Dutchman benefited from a mistake by Berlin goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz. Andre Silva (62) increased, Anthony Ujah (86) hit late for Union. Too late.
"We had trouble at first, it was very loud," said Dost, who had speculated on the rebound at his goal, in the "DAZN" conversation: "You make the run a hundred times, and 99 times the ball does not come. "
Union coach Urs Fischer, whose contract extension was announced on Wednesday 2021, changed his starting eleven after the recent defeat in Leverkusen on four positions. Among other things, moved Neven Subotic after his yellow-red-lock back into the center of defense. In Eintracht Dost came to his debut debut, David Abraham and Danny da Costa were missing.
Intensive Fight in the first round
Fischer had the old "Union virtues" like team spirit after the recent negative trend and fight demanded – and he was not disappointed. The Berliners showed a lot of effort from the start and dominated the duels in the midfield.
However, this did not result in any great danger to concord. With long balls Union often sought attacker Sebastian Andersson, Frankfurt defensive caught the ball but mostly far from his own penalty area. The visitors were fortunate, however, when goalkeeper Kevin Trapp parried Marvin Friedrich's exit from a corner only with great difficulty (6).
Frankfurt came after a hesitant start better in the duels and relocated the game after about 20 minutes from its own half. Nevertheless, successful offensive actions remained scarce at first. In the center Dost acted hapless, on the outside Filip Kostic, Andre Silva or Erik Durm ran against well defending Berlin. Frankfurt became more dangerous only in the final stages of the first half
Dost and André Silva win
This trend continued after the restart – and he was now reflected in the result. Kostics shot from around 20 meters let Union goalkeeper Gikiewicz bounce off Dost's feet. The goal-scorer completed effortlessly.
The tour gave Frankfurt noticeable security. Union, however, seemed confused and left the guests more and more rooms, but remained dangerous over counterattack. After Silva had completed a Frankfurt counter-attack perfectly and increased, it tried Union increasingly from a distance. Against the substitute Sheraldo Becker Trapp parried brilliantly (75).