Soccer News – Eintracht Frankfurt-Leipzig
Eintracht Frankfurt hosts RB Leipzig at the Commerzbank-Arena in a fixture from the 1/8-finals of the German DFB Pokal. One of these two teams will have the chance to reach the 1/4-finals of the competition and make a step towards in the tournament.
Eintracht Frankfurt qualified for the 1/8-finals of the DFB Pokal after a clash with St. Pauli in the previous round. Adi Hutter’s team had to play on a hostile ground at the Millerntor-Stadion, but they still progressed after a 2-1 win. The big hero of the game was the Dutch striker Bas Dost, who scored both goals for Eintracht until the 16th minute of the game.
Adi Hutter has some problems with injuries before this match from the DFB Pokal. The Swiss midfielder Gelson Fernandes is recovering from a knock, while Mijat Gacinovic, Bas Dost and Lucas Torro are also having problems with their health.
On Saturday Eintracht visited Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga, but only won a point after a 1-1 draw.
RB Leipzig reached the DFB Pokal 1/8-finals in a spectacular way. In the previous round they visited Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena and celebrated an amazing 6-1 win over the Wolves. The spectacle started with an own goal from Wolfsburg’s Jeffrey Bruma, which was followed by a brace from Timo Werner and goals from Marcel Sabitzer, Emil Forsberg and Konrad Laimer.
On Saturday RB Leipzig lost the first place in the Bundesliga to Bayern Munich after a 2-2 draw at home against Borussia M’gladbach. Patrick Schick and Christopher Nkunku scored for the Red Bulls, but before this M’gladbach already have scored twice.
This game between Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig is one of the most competitive games from the 1/8-finals of the DFB Pokal. Every kind of an end of this game is possible here.