At a mini tournament in Duisburg ("Schauinsland-Reisen-Cup") the Eagles played a couple of short friendlies on Sunday.

First Match v MSV Duisburg

In the first match the Eagles met the hosts MSV Duisburg for the first of two 45 minutes matches. Despite opportunities at either end it was 0-0 at full time, the match was decided on penalties.

Meier, Huszti, Hasebe and Blum scored from the spot for Eintracht, MSV keeper Flekken saved Rebic's attempt and Flum missed the goal to the right by inches. As Duisburg missed only one of their six penalties they won 5-4.

Eintracht line-up: Hradecky – Chandler, Flum, Knothe, Tawatha – Hasebe, Huszti – Blum, Bunjaki, Rebic – Meier.

Second Match v FC Nantes

MSV Duisburg and Hertha BSC Berlin played the final while Eintracht met Ligue 1 contenders FC Nantes. Eintracht coach Niko Kovac changed the whole starting 11 and the team showed good spirit. Via Aigner, Gerezgiher and Gacinovic the ball ended up with Castaignos after a neat build-up, the dutch striker converted from close range (5'). Gerezgiher then found Mascarell with a perfect through-ball and our new signing kept his calm and put the ball into the bottom right corner (15').

Aigner extended Eintracht's lead when he followed up a Gazinovic attempt which hit the post (38'). Nantes' Alégué (44') made the final score line 3-1.

Eintracht line-up: Lindner – Gerezgiher, Abraham, Zorba (40. Heller), Oczipka – Fabián, Mascarell – Aigner, Gacinovic, Castaignos – Hrgota.


Eintracht Manager Niko Kovac: "One could see that the lads were tired, after the tough trainimg camp and various sessions. We did see some positives as well as some negatives - there is plenty of work left to do."

Mexican midfielder Marco Fabián: "I am slightly tired due to the training camp but it is always good for the team to win games."

Left back Bastian Oczipka: "It was good to play against different teams and players afetr the training camp. And it did help to have short matches with 45 minutes length."

Winger Stefan Aigner about the new jersey: "The new kit is very nice, the uncommon colour is special and something different."