Preview - Cologne vs Eintracht Frankfurt 21 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 20, 2017, 08:42 PM

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Cologne vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt will aim to put to bed one of their ugliest records, and that is to win at Cologne. Their last victory there came over 23 years ago, on the final day of the 1993/94 season. Another incentive for them to collect all three points? Keep a third straight away clean sheet, and it will match a club record set in the 1992/93 season. Cologne are still craving for their first point of the season after four matches, no thanks to a poor scoring rate where they have scored one of their 54 attempts at goal. In fact, this is a battle of two fumbling sides that have the worst conversion rates in the Bundesliga. Frankfurt have just two goals from 65 efforts.


Match Stats:

  • Cologne 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Shots: 13-8
  • Possession: 47%-53%
  • Corner kicks: 4-5

Cologne were left rooted to the bottom of the Bundesliga with their fifth defeat in as many games this season, as Eintracht Frankfurt left the Rhein-Energie-Stadion with a 1-0 win.

Cologne's form contributed to Peter Stöger's men making a nervy start, but Frankfurt rarely looked like taking advantage. Indeed, the hosts created the first two chances with Yuya Osako and Simon Zoller both lacking accuracy with shots from promising positions. Frankfurt took the lead midway through the first half when Mijat Gacinovic went to ground under the challenge of Timo Horn inside the penalty area, and Sebastian Haller slotted the Eagles in front.

Kevin-Prince Boateng started to grow in confidence in the second half as Frankfurt began to get their slick game working while Cologne, conversely, kept getting caught out at the back. Gacinovic could have doubled Frankfurt's lead on the hour mark, with a bit more composure, but the best game of the half was squandered by Osako with a miss which sums up Cologne's season so far: it has yet to get off the ground.

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