Status: 01/21/2022 10:38 p.m
Relegation candidate Arminia Bielefeld has landed a coup in the Bundesliga. The East Westphalians missed Eintracht Frankfurt in the fight for international places a severe damper.
Eintracht Frankfurt played against in the Bundesliga on Friday evening (01/21/2022). Arminia Bielefeld lost 0:2 (0:2). Patrick Wimmer (5th minute) gave the relegation candidate an early lead, Alessandro Schöpf (28th) made the final score.
After the third home defeat, Frankfurt is now threatening to lose touch with the international places. Bielefeld created better conditions in the relegation battle with the “Big Points”. “We wanted to be compact at the back and do our bits up front. That worked out well, hopefully it will continue like this,” said goal scorer Wimmer at “DAZN”. The strong DSC keeper Stefan Ortega beamed: “You should definitely not write us off.”
After the defeat against Dortmund and the draw against Augsburg, Eintracht finally wanted to win their first win of the year, which failed completely. Bielefeld has set a club record with three unbeaten Bundesliga away games in a row and has even been unbeaten for five league games.
Arminia caught the SGE cold
Arminia got off to a hopeful start right from the start. After Timothy Chandler failed to defend himself, Wimmer shot the ball low into the right corner from ten yards out. As a result, the East Westphalians left the game to the SBU, unsurprisingly, and waited for a counterattack.
After a fine chip from Djibril Sow, Jesper Lindström (16th) had the Frankfurt equalizer on his feet, but his dropkick half-left from twelve meters missed the target.
Bielefeld cabinet piece to 2:0
The fact that Bielefeld can not only fight, but also have something technically up it showed after half an hour with the 2:0. With a lot of feeling, Wimmer shoveled a so-called Rabona flank – i.e. crossing his legs – into the penalty area. Schöpf let the ball drip from his chest into the goal with just as much sensitivity.
The Frankfurters responded with furious attacks, but in general their attacking game was ineffective and in particular the conversion of good chances. In addition, Bielefeld could not be put off and defended in a structured manner. And if there was a gap, there was Arminia’s goalkeeper Ortega. SGE striker Rafael Borré (32nd/35th) failed twice in promising positions at the strongly reacting DSC keeper.
Frankfurt lacks a killer instinct
Even after the change of sides, Eintracht had more of the game, but their killer instinct was missing in their attacks against low-lying Bielefeld. Lindström, for example, only failed to find it from close range by Ortega (55′), two minutes later he put the ball a little too far, allowing Arminia’s goalkeeper to pick up the ball. Filip Kostic (66′) only hit the side netting from a tight angle.
Frankfurt literally bit its teeth on the Bielefeld defensive. At times, the East Westphalians put a pin prick offensively, for example when Wimmer (72nd) in the SGE penalty area chipped a ball over the bar after a nice dribbling.
As the game went on, you got the impression that the Frankfurters, who were at least combatively convincing, simply wouldn’t get the ball into the goal that day. Until the end, there was a lack of precision against Bielefeld, who didn’t let up and who had earned their first win at Eintracht in 15 years.
Frankfurt in Stuttgart, Gladbach as a guest in Bielefeld