Frankfurt 2 – Marseille 1: Points secure as The Eagles ease past The Phocaeans

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Eintracht Frankfurt beat Olympique de Marseille with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday at Commerzbank Arena. Frankfurt were looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last match 3-2 to Tottenham Hotspur. Marseille were coming from consecutive wins against Sporting CP and Sporting CP. Frankfurt are now in 3rd place, with 7 points from 5 matches, while Marseille sit in 4th, with 6 points from 5.

Frankfurt scored first, with an early goal from Daichi Kamada in the 3rd minute. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Matteo Guendouzi producing an equaliser in the 22nd minute, bringing Marseille level. However, The Eagles reestablished their lead via a Randal Kolo Muani goal on the 27 minute mark, finishing the first half 2-1. The second 45 minutes ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for Frankfurt included Luca Pellegrini, Sebastian Rode, Faride Alidou and Rafael Borre for Christopher Lenz, Jesper Lindstrom, Eric Ebimbe and Randal Kolo Muani, respectively. Marseille brought on Luis Suarez, Sead Kolasinac and Luis Suarez, to replace Matteo Guendouzi, Samuel Gigot and Jonathan Clauss.

There were bookings for Randal Kolo Muani, Hrvoje Smolcic and Eric Ebimbe from Frankfurt, and Nuno Tavares, Jordan Veretout and Luis Suarez, for Marseille.

Frankfurt will next play Sporting CP away, with Marseille facing Tottenham Hotspur at home.

Technical card:
Eintracht Frankfurt:Kevin Trapp, Evan N`Dicka, Hrvoje Smolcic, Kristijan Jakic, Eric Ebimbe (Faride Alidou, min.79), Daichi Kamada, Djibril Sow, Christopher Lenz (Luca Pellegrini, min.45), Randal Kolo Muani (Rafael Borre, min.79), Jesper Lindstrom (Sebastian Rode, min.69) and Mario Gotze
Olympique de Marseille:Pau Lopez, Chancel Mbemba, Samuel Gigot (Sead Kolasinac, min.60), Leonardo Balerdi, Jonathan Clauss (Luis Suarez, min.86), Jordan Veretout, Valentin Rongier, Nuno Tavares, Amine Harit, Alexis Sanchez, Matteo Guendouzi (Luis Suarez, min.60) and Luis Suarez
Stadium:Commerzbank Arena
Goals:Daichi Kamada (1-0, min. 3), Matteo Guendouzi (1-1, min. 22) and Randal Kolo Muani (2-1, min. 27)