Hannover against Eintracht Frankfurt and everyone thinks mainly of a Bundesliga duel, but the Lower Saxony had to take the elevator down here. One will have to ask how much energy the host really waste on the trophy, where it is nevertheless in the league very close to the topic of ascent.
Not a good weekend for Hannover 96. Not only that you lost in Fürth, there was even a really rough 4-1 clapping, which certainly was not pain-free. Happiness in misfortune was the simultaneous punishment of Braunschweig, but one can not sit back here, since Union Berlin is in Lauerstellung. This marks the start into the backround as full-blown, as on the first day an important victory against Kaiserslautern succeeded. In general there is a clear contrast between the home balance and the home balance.
The DFB Cup was almost a debacle in the first round. It was only in the last minute of the extra time of the extra time that Sane saved the Niedersachsen against Kickers Offenbach. Hannover had even given a 2-0 lead here. In the second round a tight game against Fortuna Düsseldorf was expected, but the Rhinelanders were sent home with a 6-1 pack.
The question for Hannover is how cautiously they can and want to act. Their game in their own stadium is usually very offensive, but this also creates gaps for the opponent and we have here no team from the midfield of the second league, but the hitherto quite strong Hessen.
Tschauner – Sorg, Strandberg, S. Sané, Prib – Bakalorz, Anton – Sarenren Bazee, Klaus – A. Sobiech, Harnik
Whoever believed that Eintracht will be back down in the Bundesliga will be better informed. Who thought that they would fail in the backround just because they had the start against Leipzig, just as. After the 3-0 defeat the first skeptics were immediately heard, but then followed victories against Schalke and Darmstadt. Unbelievable, but true, the Eintracht continues to hold third place in the table and is therefore for the time being on the Champions League course. One should have a certain skepticism here, because with Dortmund, Hoffenheim, Hertha and Cologne, there are several followers, which are only just behind.
The trophy was hitherto a wiggling part for the Hesse. In round 1, they were on penalties against Magdeburg and in round 2 they also had a penalty shoot-out against Augsburg. However, what we see as well as in the Bundesliga is a very solid and reliable defense. Games like Leipzig are an absolute exception. At the moment, only the Bavarians have an even stronger defense and the only because of the RB disaster.
Fabian is blocked yellow-red.
Hradecky – Abraham, Hasebe, Vallejo – Chandler, Oczipka – Mascarell, Gacinovic – Rebic, D. Blum – Hrgota