Saturday, April 18, 2009

Eintracht defeats Gladbach 4-1

Any concern Eintracht had of relegation were put to rest with a 4-1 victory over
Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Waldstadion. With the customary best supporters in Germany ringing out support die Adler was relentless and after withstanding early pressure, mostly from Eintracht product Marko Marin, the tables turned. Five minutes before the break Markus Steinhöfer's corner was headed in with power by Alexander Meier and Eintracht had the 1-0 lead. Two minutes after the re-start Martin Fenin moved the ball off to Nikos Liberopoulos a few metres into the box with the former AEK Athens man driving the ball to the bottom right corner. Five minutes past the hour the match took a dynamic turn that could have changed the result. After Eintracht product Marin was fouled by Chris with a resulting penalty called, he adhered to the customary practice of not taking the kick himself and Michael Bradley stepped up to the spot. However his effort was not worthy and Markus Pröll maintained Eintracht two goal domination. Still Gladbach went forward with to no surprise, the vision coming from Marin. Ten minutes later Marco Russ was adjudged a penalty but this time the Belgian Filip Daems stepped-up and could not be stopped. With ten minutes left Michael Fink corner was headed in by Marco Russ to the near post to make it 3-1 and eight minutes later Fink kicked the celebration into high gear with a goal of his own.