The Eagles beat second-division side Sandhausen 2-1 as Adi Hütter experimented with a new formation and handed game-time to several players.

Eintracht Frankfurt beat Bundesliga 2 outfit SV Sandhausen 2-1 in a friendly on Thursday afternoon. Eagles head coach Adi Hütter, who was without several first-team players due to international commitments, set his side up in an experimental 4-4-1-1 formation, while both teams took the opportunity to give some of their younger players a run-out.

All three goals came in the first half. Jip Molenaar’s early opener (10’) was cancelled out by Philipp Klingmann’s long-range effort (24’), before Eintracht Under-19 player Abdulkerim Cakar scored the winner on the counter-attack 13 minutes before the interval.

De Guzman returns

In further good news for the Eagles, fit-again midfielder Jonathan de Guzman came off the bench just after the hour mark. It was the Dutchman’s first appearance since suffering a muscle injury over two months ago.

SGE line-up:

Wiedwald (Zimmermann 46’) - Durm, Hasebe, Otto, Chandler - da Costa, Kohr (Cetin 62’), Torró, Finger (de Guzman 62’) - Cakar - Molenaar (Zorn 62’)

Goals:

1-0 Molenaar (10’)
1-1 Klingmann (24’)
2-1 Cakar (32’)

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