FRANKFURT AM MAIN. Eintracht Frankfurt was after all too good for Schalke 04 with the goal of Jesper Lindström (22′), R. Borré (84′) and Aurélio Buta (90′). Schalke 04 lost this match even if it was better in terms of ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the Commerzbank-Arena stadium in Frankfurt am Main on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. In front of 50,000 spectators. The referee was Marco Fritz with the assistance of Dominik Schaal and Marcel Pelgrim. The 4th official was Patrick Alt. The weather was snow. The temperature was quite cold at 0.7 degrees Celsius or 33.3 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 80%.
Schalke 04 was in firm control of the ball 56% while Eintracht Frankfurt was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Schalke 04 was putting more pressure with 46 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 3 were on target. Notwithstanding, Eintracht Frankfurt was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Eintracht Frankfurt shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Schalke 04 shot 19 times, 3 on target, 16 off target.
Eintracht Frankfurt received 2 yellow cards (R. Borré and Mario Götze). Regarding the opposition, Schalke 04 received 3 yellow cards (Marius Bülter, T. Krauß and Jere Uronen).
After this match, Eintracht Frankfurt will have 30 points like FC Union Berlin and SC Freiburg to remain in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, Schalke 04 will stay with 9 points to hold in the 18th place.
In the next match in the Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt will play away with FC Köln on the 12th of February with a 8-7 head to head record in favor of FC Köln (9 draws).
Schalke 04 will play away agasint FC Union Berlin on the 19th of February with a 1-1 head to head stats.
Eintracht Frankfurt – Formation
Eintracht Frankfurt started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Oliver Glasner decided to play with the following team: Kevin Trapp, Kristijan Jakić , Hrvoje Smolčić , Evan Ndicka , Junior Dina Ebimbe , Daichi Kamada , Djibril Sow , Ansgar Knauff , Jesper Lindstrøm , Mario Götze and Randal Kolo Muani .
The home team had on the bench: Almamy Touré, Diant Ramaj, Timothy Chandler, Aurélio Buta, Christopher Lenz , Rafael Santos Borré , Lucas Alario, Sebastian Rode and Makoto Hasebe.
Eintracht Frankfurt could not rely on the presence of Aurélio Buta (injured).
Eintracht Frankfurt made 4 changes: Ansgar Knauff for Christopher Lenz (61′), R. Kolo Muani for R. Borré (70′), Junior Dina Ebimbe for Aurélio Buta (70′) and Daichi Kamada for Sebastian Rode (81′).
Best player: Jesper Lindstrøm
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Eintracht Frankfurt was Jesper Lindstrøm.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 23 passes (65% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 13. He performed 2 crosses.
Schalke 04 – Formation
Schalke 04 started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Thomas Reis played with: Alexander Schwolow, Cedric Brunner , Maya Yoshida , Henning Matriciani , Jere Uronen , Danny Latza , Tom Krauß , Soichiro Kozuki , Jordan Larsson , Marius Bülter and Simon Terodde .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Kenan Karaman, Andreas Ivan, Joey Muller, Tobias Mohr, Keke Maximilian Topp, Ralf Fährmann, Mehmet Aydin, Michael Frey and Leo Greiml.
Schalke 04 made 2 changes: S. Kozuki for Kenan Karaman (74′) and Jordan Larsson for Michael Frey (82′).
Best player: Maya Yoshida
The player that probably impressed the most for Schalke 04 was Maya Yoshida.
His rating iswith 91 passes (84% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 12.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Bundesliga.