Bundesliga: Josh Sargent leads cost as Werder Bremen finish Eintracht Frankfurt’s unbeaten run
Sargent scored one objective, had one other dominated out, and noticed one other objective he arrange dominated out on a busy night time for the video referee.
Berlin: Josh Sargent helped Werder Bremen finish Eintracht Frankfurt’s unbeaten begin to the 12 months with the profitable objective in a bad-tempered 2-1 defeat for the Bundesliga’s in-form crew on Friday.
America ahead scored one objective, had one other dominated out, and noticed one other objective he arrange dominated out on a busy night time for the video referee.
Sargent’s winner within the 62nd minute was given by VAR regardless of trying offside in TV replays. Sargent didn’t rejoice after scoring as he appeared to consider he was simply offside for Maximilian Eggestein’s move.
However the objective was awarded, giving Sargent his third rating within the Bundesliga and fifth general this season. He beforehand scored at Frankfurt on 31 October and at Hertha Berlin on 23 January however had not at residence in any competitors since final season’s Bundesliga finale in June in opposition to Cologne.
Sargent’s objective meant the top of Frankfurt’s 11-game unbeaten run within the league since 11 December. Frankfurt beforehand gained eight from their 9 Bundesliga video games in 2021 with the one blip a draw at Freiburg.
Rival gamers clashed in the course of the recreation incomes yellow playing cards, whereas Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt argued with Frankfurt counterpart Adi Hütter on the sideline. Frankfurt defender Martin Hinteregger scuffled with Bremen ahead Niklas Fullkrug after the ultimate whistle, when the coaches resumed their verbal sledging.
“It is all the time such a battle and emotional in opposition to Bremen. Ultimately it was a lot an excessive amount of,” Frankfurt captain Makoto Hasebe mentioned.
Frankfurt’s high scorer, Andre Silva, missed final weekend’s win over Bayern Munich with an damage picked up in coaching, nevertheless it didn’t take lengthy for the Portuguese striker to get going with the guests’ opening objective within the ninth minute.
Filip Kostic, who’s so essential to Frankfurt’s attacking risk, crossed after a nook for Silva to go in his nineteenth objective of the season off the far put up.
Bremen fought again. Sargent had a objective dominated out for offside within the buildup and it served as encouragement for the confidence-hit residence crew. Bremen hadn’t scored in two video games.
Theodor Gebre Selassie equalised simply after the break, however the more and more agitated Kohfeldt’s endurance was examined once more with one other offside name. The Bremen coach was relieved when a VAR examine confirmed his captain was onside for Rashica’s defense-splitting move.
VAR once more favored Bremen for Sargent’s objective.
The American ahead arrange Romano Schmid to make it 3-1 however once more the offside flag was raised. This time VAR dominated in Frankfurt’s favor, although it was one other shut name.
Frankfurt remained fourth within the final qualification place for the Champions League and Bremen pulled eight factors away from the relegation zone.
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