Test Match: Fabián Brace - 3-3 v Braunschweig
The Eagles played a friendly today against Eintracht Braunschweig and drew 3-3. Marco Fabián (2) and Mihat Gacinovic scored for SGE.
As part of their preparation for the second season half SGE had arranged for another test match against 2. Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig. The game took place at the training premises at Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt. From the new players Marco Fabián and Szabolsc Hustzi were in the starting line-up, Hustzi - as well as goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky and Makoto Hasebe - played throughout the 90 minutes.
Braunschweig had the better start into the match, their striker Kumbela had some decent scenes in front of the Eintracht goal. At the other end Marco Fabián had a couple of good chances, one resulting from a long range strike from around 20 meters. Braunschweig took the lead though when Correia converted from inside the box after a corner situation (38').
Ahead of the second half Braunschweig swapped nearly the whole team while SGE coach Armin Veh made three changes: Ayhan, Oczipka and Gacinovic replaced Djakpa, Aigner and Seferovic. Gacinovic had a couple of good opportunities, fisrt from a Hasebe chip and secondly after a neat through-ball of Alex Meier who by the way had his 33rd birthday. From the Meier assist Gacinovic scored the equalizer (60').
Braunschweig's Orhan Ademi then scored a brace (64', 65') as did Eintracht's Mexican import Marco Fabián (74', 75'), first Huszti and then Waldschmidt had set up Fabián in front of the goal. Manager Armin Veh made eight changes overall - it was a decent match despite a few things that still need working on.
Eintracht line-up and substitutions:
Hradecky – Russ (68' Medojevic), Abraham (80' Kinsombi), Ignjovski (68' Chandler), Djakpa (46' Oczipka) – Hasebe, Huszti, Aigner (46' Ayhan), Fabián (80' Gerezgiher) – Meier (68' Waldschmidt), Seferovic (46' Gacinovic)
0-1 Correia (38')
1-1 Gacinovic (60')
1-2 Ademi (64')
1-3 Ademi (65')
2-3 Fabián (74')
3-3 Fabián (75')