Eintracht Frankfurt strolled past Royal Antwerp with a 1-0 win on Thursday at Bosuilstadion. Antwerp were looking forward to meeting again, following a previous defeat to Olympiacos Piraeus. Frankfurt, on the other hand, are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. As it stands, Antwerp and Frankfurt currently occupy 4th and 2nd spots in the league, with 0 points and 4 points respectively after 2 matches.
After a goalless first half, Frankfurt continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Goncalo Paciencia just before the final whistle. The game ended with a 1-0 victory for the visitors.
For Antwerp, Michael Frey, Pieter Gerkens and Koji Miyoshi, came on for Johannes Eggestein, Mbwana Samatta and Manuel Benson. Frankfurt brought on Daichi Kamada, Jesper Lindstrom, Stefan Ilsanker, Goncalo Paciencia and Tuta, to replace Ajdin Hrustic, Sam Lammers, Makoto Hasebe, Rafael Borre and Djibril Sow.
There were bookings for Radja Nainggolan, Michael Frey and Birger Verstraete from Antwerp, and Goncalo Paciencia, for Frankfurt.
Antwerp will next play Fenerbahçe away, with Frankfurt facing Olympiacos Piraeus at home.
|Royal Antwerp:||Jean Butez, Aurelio Buta, Birger Verstraete, Dinis Almeida, Ritchie De Laet, Dorian Dessoleil, Mbwana Samatta (Pieter Gerkens, min.67), Radja Nainggolan, Manuel Benson (Koji Miyoshi, min.77), Viktor Fischer and Johannes Eggestein (Michael Frey, min.46)|
|Eintracht Frankfurt:||Kevin Trapp, Almamy Toure, Makoto Hasebe (Stefan Ilsanker, min.73), Martin Hinteregger, Timothy Chandler, Djibril Sow (Tuta, min.90), Kristijan Jakic, Filip Kostic, Rafael Borre (Goncalo Paciencia, min.86), Ajdin Hrustic (Daichi Kamada, min.46) and Sam Lammers (Jesper Lindstrom, min.72)|
|Goals:||Goncalo Paciencia (0-1, min. 90)|