< p > Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt has managed a successful dress rehearsal for the 2021/22 season thanks to its new additions Christopher Lenz and Rafael Borré. The team of coach Oliver Glasner won a test match against the French first division club AS Saint-Étienne on Saturday with 2:1 (2:0). < /p> < p class="atc-TextParagraph" > Union commitment Lenz (12. Minute) and the new striker Borré (41. / Foulelfmeter) paved the way to a success in front of the returned own audience. Rodrigo Zalazar was absent, according to the club, because he was "in talks with another club". The connecting goal of the guests scored Timothee Kolodziejczak (74.) < / p>
In the week before the game, there had been controversial discussions about how many fans Eintracht may allow. Initially, 10,000 spectators were allowed, before being reduced to 5000, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Social Affairs. The reason for this was the increased incidence. < / p> < p class="atc-text paragraph"> Eintracht threatened to sue, the city of Frankfurt sided with the club and finally agreed on the original contingent with 10,000 spectators. Next week, the Hessen start in the first round of the DFB Cup at Waldhof Mannheim in the competitive season.
" Pride and joy" < / h3> < p class = "atc-text paragraph" > Even before the game, Glasner had announced that midfielder Sebastian Rode would become the new captain. The 30-year-old succeeds David Abraham, who was replaced in the winter. "As a true Hesse with his experience and personality, he is the ideal captain and a strong representative of Eintracht", explained Glasner. < / p> < p class="atc-text paragraph"> "Wearing the captain's armband fills me with pride and great joy. I would like to thank Oliver Glasner for his trust,“ commented Rode, who played for FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund between 2014 and 2019. The Japanese Makoto Hasebe and the Austrian Martin Hinteregger will be Rode's deputy.
Updated Date: 01 August 2021, 00:00