In a duel between the teams that failed in international business during the week, 1. FC Union Berlin underpinned its claim to the Champions League places in the German Bundesliga. After the 2-0 (0-0) win against Eintracht Frankfurt, trained by Oliver Glasner from Upper Austria, the Berliners climbed to third place on Sunday with 48 points and distanced the sixth-placed Hessians, who have 40 points.
In front of 22,000 spectators in the An der Alten Försterei stadium, Rani Khedira (53rd) and substitute Kevin Behrens (75th) scored the goals for the Irons. Union coach Urs Fischer completed the announced rotation with five players. Furthermore, Fischer, like his Frankfurt colleague Glasner, had to do without the regular captain. As in the 3-0 defeat at Royale Union Saint Gilloise in the Europa League, Austria’s Christopher Trimmel was absent due to illness, while Frankfurt’s Sebastian Rode was suspended did not come about. After the change of sides, the home side were able to use their first opportunity to lead through Khedira after a corner kick. Frankfurt tried it with individual actions, but Behrens fixed the victory of the Berliners a quarter of an hour before the end.