The Eagles lost a friendly against local club SC Hessen Dreieich 2-1. Various convalescents and also youngsters were given a chance to get on-pitch action.

Marco Russ had a few minutes playing time during the cup match against Arminia Bielefeld recently, he played the full 90 minute in yesterday's test. Marc Stendera also had his comeback after his ligament rupture plus winter signing Marius Wolf and Under-19 youngster Furkan Zorba had a go in the starting line-up.

2,000 visitors saw the hosts taking the lead after 39 minutes (Di Maria) and even score their second after the break (Weiss 60'), Mijat Gacinovic got one back nine minutes later (69'). Eintracht coach Niko Kovac made use of 18 players altogether.

Line-Ups & Goals

SC Hessen Dreieich: Jivan - Gavric, Lekaj, Henrich, Amiri, Alikhil, Di Maria, Mokhtari, Dudda, Weiss, Opper; Incoming substitutes: Loch – Kohl, Damm, Talijan, Schneider, Muca, Amani.

Eintracht Fankfurt: Lindner – Russ, Abraham (46' Hector), Zorba (60' Blanco Lopez), Besuschkow (60' Cvijetkovic), Hasebe (46' Mascarell), Stendera (60' Rebic), Wolf, Barkok (60' Oczipka), Hrgota (46' Gacinovic), Seferovic.

Goals: 1-0 Di Maria (39') , 2-0 Weiss (60'), 2-1, Gacinovic (69')

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Friendly: SC Hessen Dreieich - Eintracht Frankfurt

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