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The winter training camp in Abu Dhabi came to a close when Eintracht faced Ukrainian champion Shakhtar Donetsk for a friendly. Back in Frankfurt, the Eagles have already played another test match against Polish team Wisla Kraków. Read about these two matches in our news update.
The picture shows Alex Meier, who turned 31 last Friday, during the test match against Donetsk. Happy Birthday, Alex!
On Sunday, 19 January 2014, the Eagles battled it out in a friendly with one of the oldest and most successful Polish football clubs, Wisla Kraków. Wisla contend in Ekstraklasa, the Polish top league. The match took place in Frankfurt’s Commerzbank-Arena without any spectators, the kick-off was conducted at 15.00 CET. Thanks to a Meier brace, a well-playing Eintracht controlled the match from the outset and finally celebrated a well-deserved 2-0 victory.
Trapp – Jung (68. Weis), Russ, Zambrano, Djakpa – Schwegler (46. Madlung), Rode (68. Lanig) – Aigner (68. Schröck), Meier (68. Kadlec), Inui (68. Barnetta) – Rosenthal (68. Joselu)
1-0 Meier (15‘)
2-0 Meier (penalty, 34‘)
The training camp in Abu Dhabi came to close when Eintracht lost a test match against Ukrainian champion Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday, 16 January 2014 (13.00 CET). The match’s only goal was scored by Texeira (44’).
1st half: Trapp - Djakpa, Russ, Zambrano, Jung - Rode, Schwegler, Rosenthal, Aigner, Meier - Joselu
2nd half: Wiedwald - Kempf, Anderson, Madlung, Schröck - Lanig, Flum, Barnetta, Weis, Kadlec - Lakic
0-1 Texeira (44‘)