Saturday, May 9, 2009

Eintracht miss golden chance to defeat Hannover

Eintracht missed a golden chance to defeat Hannover on the road as the played to a 1-1 draw. For the majority of the match Friedhelm Funkel's controlled the general flow of the match but were unable to close a number of good chances. However with a six-point margin over the drop zone, safety is near certain and the planning stage when the squad is healthy nears.

Of notable mention the Niedersachsenstadion contained a strong contingent of traveling supporters who would not let die Adler falter. With Patrick Ochs, Michael Fink and Junichi Inamoto in the starting eleven for Sebastian Jung, Nikos Liberopoulos and Chris, Eintracht pressed forward in a 4-5-1. The hosts immediately threatened and not quite ten minutes in took the lead as Mikael Forssell split Eintracht defenders playing-in Jan Schlaudraff who provided to Arnold Bruggink for the finish. The goal stirred Eintracht and for the balance of the match were able to keep Hannover on its heels. Die Adler swarmed Hannover but the final piece to the puzzle was lacking. Finally Martin Fenin's work paid off as his cross was headed in by Ümit Korkmaz. After returning from the break the direction of the match did not change as Eintracht was clearly in control. However through the work of Robert Enke, Hannover kept Eintract for scoring the winning goal and the match ended in a draw.