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Bundesliga

EBS-SGE: 2-0 Away Win!

The Eagles achieved this season's first win with the 2-0 away to Eintracht Braunschweig. Meier (52') and Aigner (62') scored the goals to seal three points and deservedly so.

License to score: Stefan Aigner (left) and Alex Meier both netted License to score: Stefan Aigner (left) and Alex Meier both netted

Eintracht manager Armin Veh made one change only to the starting line-up compared to Thursday's away win against Qarabag in Baku. Striker Srdjan Lakic was out with a back injury and new signing Vaclav Kadlec started up front instead. It was the Czech's debut both in Bundesliga and for SGE.

DOMINANCE AND EARLY CHANCES

The Eagles controlled the match early on and had scoring opportunities right away. Aigner's shot was blocked (1') and Inui's long attempt cleared for a corner (7'). It was again the Japanese midfielder who picked up a rebound from a Rode attempt, Inui dumied a defender and hit the outside of the goal post (11').

Minutes later Kadlec had his very first scoring attempt after a blocked Rode shot but the Czech's strike was saved by Braunschweig keeper Davari (19'). Then Kadlec set up Meier in the box but his left-footed shot went wide (22'). The hosts now started to get hold of their game - at least to some extent - and Kevin Trapp had to interfere with their attacking attempts a couple of times around the half hour mark.

A Rode attempt from long range that went just wide (38') and a Kratz free-kick off target at the other end (41') were the last events to report in the first half. The 0-0 score line at the break stood despite a dominant SGE who had various chances to score a goal or two (67% ball possession, 12-4 goal attempts).

MEIER AGAIN!

Russ came on for Peru international Zambrano afteer the break and the Eagles remained on the up versus the Lions. Not too long into the second half it was once against Alexander "The Great" Meier who finally scored the deserved opening goal. He picked up a Kadlec cross and fired away towards Davari's goal, the ball took a deflection of a defender and left the Braunschweig keeper without a chance - 1-0 SGE (52')! It was Meier's 7th goal in 7 competitive matches across seasons and also his 50th Bundesliga goal.

Aigner had an attempt with a header but mishit it (56'), six minutes later he was on target. He had managed an interception of an Elabdellaoui pass and was free on goal, the former 1860 player cooly finished into the net - 2-0 (62')! Despite an Inui chip and an attempt off target of Braunschweig's Reichel not too many events took place at this stage, the match mainly developed across midfield. Lanig came on for Rode (69') and later on Rosenthal for Kadlec (80'). Braunschweig's best opportunity to get a goal back was a late long-range shot of Jackson that went just over, touching the cross-bar slightly (86').

It was a well deserved win after all in the sold-out Eintracht-Stadion (23,325) and SGE have now recorded a win in each of the three competitions they are in - German DFB Cup, Europa League and now Bundesliga also. Coming up is the Europa League return leg against Qarabag at home on Thursday (kick-off 20.30 CET).

HR 25.08.2013

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