Saturday, May 23, 2009

Eintracht losses 3-2 to Hamburg

In Friedhelm Funkel's final match day in-charge, Eintracht lost 3-2 to Hamburg at Waldstadion.

Die Adler gave up a two goal lead before storming back. The first came midway of the opening half as a long cross from the right into the box was deflected to Jonathan Pitroipa who then eased the ball back to David Jarolim who drove it in from the edge of the area. It was a difficult goal to digest because Eintracht had controlled the run of play and it was the first true defending flaw. Two minutes before the hour HSV grabbed a two goal lead as Guy Demel's cross was nodded in by Ivica Olić to make it 2-0. However this set the stage for a fast turnaround as only three minutes minutes later Alexander Meier played a fast one-two on the left side of the box with the before pounding the ball in from twelve metres to bring Eintracht to within one. A few minutes later Martin Fenin sent Caio in clear with the Brazilian surging into the box before driving the ball to the right side of the net. The comeback ending was derailed as a minute into added-time Pitroipa sent the ball to Piotr Trochowski on the left side of the box, who scored from a tight angle.