1-1 draw against U.S. Sassuolo
The Eagles played a test match against Serie A side U.S. Sassuolo during their training camp in Gais / Italy (1-1).
Eintracht coach Niko Kovac had three summer signings in his starting line-up (goalkeeper Zimmermann as well as Fernandes and Haller); and he brought on two more later on (da Costa and Willems). 650 visitors saw a dominant first half of Eintracht who took the lead from a Gacinovic free-kick (32'). After the break Sassuolo came back, Matri equalized for them (70').
Niko Kovac: "We did well against a team with a strong defense; of course we are not at the level yet we would like to get to for the new season. The lads have not got the mental vigour and physis yet - but we are getting there."
Eintracht line-up and subs: Zimmermann – Abraham, Hasebe, Ordonez (60' da Costa) – Chandler, Tawatha (70' Willems) – Besuschkow (85' Blum), Fernandes, Gacinovic (60' Barkok) – Hrgota, Haller
Goals: 1:0 Gacinovic (32'), 1:1 Matri (70')