The Eintracht decides the Rhein-Main-Derby sovereign itself and passes by the BVB. Mainz is hand thrown by a sending-off track.
Eintracht Frankfurt goodbye with an almost perfect home record in the Christmas holidays, leaving the fans from the European Cup dream. The 3: 0 (1: 0) in the Rhein-Main-derby against FSV Mainz 05 was the season across tenth game in the World Cup arena without losing – such a (home) first round played the Hessen temporarily a Champions League prove -Platz, in the Bundesliga last 24 years ago.
Branimir Hrgota (18./85.) And the 18-year-old Aymane Barkok (75th) scored for the team coached by Niko Kovac, which however had to thank goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. The Finn countered partially spectacular against the guests who had to do without Jhon Cordoba minute from the 55th. The striker looked after assault the red card.
The 48,500 spectators had good wait fifteen minutes before the two teams came to operating at temperatures around freezing. The Eintracht acted offensively in a 3-2-3-2 system in the beginning but did not have the pace. The guide was only because central defender David Abraham played a perfect pass over 50 yards toward Hrgota who had no trouble from then only twelve meters.
Mainz, after the 3: 1 wanted to compete against Hamburg last weekend with a broad chest, woke up only after the goal. Then, the 05ers brought local rivals but several times in distress. Hradecky responded brilliantly by the head of midfield Abräumer Jean-Philippe Gbamin, who had returned from suspension to the team from Mainz (24), then the keeper against the onrushing Yunus Malli was on the spot (39). Shortly before the half time whistle failed Cordoba Frankfurt goalkeeper (44).
Offensive showed that Kovac team lacked cold in the scorer Alexander Meier, at this stage too little. Hrgota and Ante Rebic were barely in position, the Frankfurter efforts failed mostly already from the goal of Mainz. Only seconds after the halftime break then wiggled just Hradecky, when he was just able to palm a shot from Gbamin the post (46).
Following the hosts were again a little more active and pressed for the second goal. Cordoba weakened his team then also because after a challenge he joined Abraham when standing up on his leg. Referee Günter Perl (Pullach) had no doubts and decided on dismissal. With a strong individual performance Barkok scored his second goal in only his fifth Bundesliga game but the record straight. Against overwhelmed in the final phase Mainzer laced Hrgota a brace.