Soccer Bundesliga: Augsburg and Frankfurt play 1:1

As of: 01/16/2022 5:45 p.m

With a tired draw, FC Augsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt are on the spot. After all, the record purchase made its debut at FCA.

The two teams drew 1-1 (1-1) on Sunday (January 16, 2022) in the Bundesliga. The Frankfurt lead by Daichi Kamada (22nd) equalized Michael Gregoritsch (38th) in the first half. At Augsburg, US newcomer Ricardo Pepi made his debut right from the start. The record transfer had two shots on goal and led the most tackles of his team (26) until he was substituted in the 84th minute. A hit by the 19-year-old was disallowed because of a foul in the making.

Augsburg comes with 19 points in 15th not quite away from the table basement. Frankfurt is still waiting for its first victory in 2022 and, in eighth place, is losing ground on the top places.

Fine individual performance by Kamada for the lead

The guests from Frankfurt acted without goalkeeper Kevin Trapp and attacker Filip Kostic for long stretches. That paid off after 22 minutes when Eintracht quickly switched after winning the ball. Rafael Borré freed Kamada in the centre, who with a quick touch steered the ball past FCA goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz and then into the goal to make it 1-0.

Shortly thereafter, Jesper Lindström even had the 2-0 for the Hessians on his feet after another counterattack. But the Swede only hit the post from a promising position (27th). In the last third of the first 45 minutes, Augsburg came out stronger and were rewarded with the equaliser. Gregoritsch slyly put the ball past Eintracht substitute goalkeeper Diant Ramaj from the left from an acute angle to make it 1-1 because the keeper had speculated on a pass into the middle.

Few opportunities in round two

At the beginning of the second half, Augsburg initially played visually superior. Frankfurt came up even stronger from the 60th minute, but the Hessians, like Augsburg, lacked real determination towards the goal. Kamada was the most likely to have good chances with a header from twelve meters just over the goal (64′) and Lindström after a counterattack in the closing stages (88′) when Gikiewicz reacted strongly in a one-on-one.

A little later, Trapp representative Ramaj prevented a late decision in favor of Augsburg (90+2) against substitute Florian Niederlechner.

Augsburg has to go to Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 20 (Saturday, February 22, 2022, 3:30 p.m.). Frankfurt will receive Arminia Bielefeld in the Friday game (8.30 p.m.).


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