Eintracht Frankfurt dropped 2-1 at dwelling to Freiburg on Sunday in a remaining tune-up prior to their crunch Europa League quarter-final at Spanish giants Barcelona.
Frankfurt striker Filip Kostic equalised just after Vincenzo Grifo gave Freiburg an early direct in advance of Nils Petersen headed in the visitors’ late winner.
It was a disappointing final result for Frankfurt, 4 days ahead of their Europa League quarter-remaining, next leg at Barcelona’s Camp Nou obtaining drawn the residence tie 1-1 previous Thursday.
“We are brutally disappointed with the end result,” admitted Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner.
“It took us 15 to 20 minutes to shake off Thursday’s activity.
“I have a lot of regard for the performance the boys then shipped.
“Freiburg received for the reason that of their efficiency, but we will never permit the unlucky defeat get us down.”
Sunday’s league get is a important strengthen for Freiburg in their bid to attain the Champions League upcoming period.
With 5 online games still left, they drew level on 48 points with fourth-put RB Leipizg with the leading 4 clubs qualifying for the Champions League.
There was a transient delay at the commence of the to start with half when two environmental protestors each individual tied themselves to a post in the Frankfurt intention.
Just after Kostic’s equaliser dominated out Grifo’s opening aim, Petersen arrived off the bench to head in the winner from a absolutely free-kick on 69 minutes.
Frankfurt assumed they experienced equalised once more when Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada strike the base corner late on, but VAR ruled he was offside.
Minutes right before, Frankfurt substitution forward Ajdin Hrustic experienced hit the article as the hosts pushed for a 2nd purpose.
Previously, a slip when getting a penalty price tag France winger Moussa Diaby the possibility to score as Bayer Leverkusen had been held to a goalless draw at Bochum.
Leverkusen, who stay third, were awarded a penalty when Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick went down in the spot halfway as a result of the next 50 percent.
Diaby stepped up to take the location kick, but slipped striking the ball, which flew into the net only after rebounding off his standing leg.
The referee spotted the second touch and disallowed the target.
“It was just unlucky”, Leverkusen captain Lukas Hradecky reported of Diaby’s skip, “but we hope that will be an vital issue.”
The outcome leaves Leverkusen trailing 17 points powering runaway league leaders Bayern Munich, who inched toward a tenth straight Bundesliga title on Saturday with a 1- property earn over Augsburg.