Frankfurt Comeback Sinks 1860 Munich
Alessandro Rossi led the comeback for Eintracht Frankfurt to see them progress in the DFB-Pokal
Eintracht Frankfurt 3 – 2 1860 Munich
It was a wonderful start for 1860 Munich in the DFB-Pokal quarter final against Eintracht Frankfurt when Armel Bella-Kotchap got on the end of a free kick from Robin Hack to open the scoring in the opening five minutes. 1860 Munich would continue to dominate possession early in the first half, going on to score again when Pedro Porro was played through by Domagoj Bradaric to increase the lead to two goals.
From there, the match was all Eintracht Frankfurt, with striker Alessandro Rossi scoring a goal on either side of half time to bring the match level. Despite the best efforts of 1860 Munich to stop the slide, the comeback continued when Dejan Joveljic was left unmarked on the back post in the 85th minute, easily placing home a cross to give his side not only the lead but also the victory.
“It was incredibly disappointing to lose after having a two-goal lead, but it was a great effort from Eintracht Frankfurt to turn the game around, their fans were ecstatic.” said 1860 Munich manager Daniel Bierofka. “I am proud of our efforts in the competition of course, but very disappointed.” he added.
Eintracht Frankfurt will now go on to face Borussia Monchengladbach in the DFB-Pokal semi-final while in the other match up Borussia Dortmund will take on RB Leipzig who knocked out tournament favourites Bayern Munich.
I have a love/hate relationship with Hack, just wish he would be more consistent.
ScottT, tedbro20, Justice, OneMoreGame & TheLFCFan:
It was a very tough return to action from the break, I was truly concerned about having a long form slump.
That’s it mate, just build the house on brick at a time.
Welcome NTB, thank you for the positive words. For my player of the month, I work out the player with the highest average individual match rating across the month.
Another very tough month coming up, that’s for sure.