Ahead of this match, Eintracht Frankfurt got 10 points out of their first six matches while Werder Bremen had seven points after the same amount of Bundesliga games. Usually, you expect both teams to get more points out of the first matches. However, Frankfurt currently live through a change as they sold several important players including Luka Jović and Sébastien Haller and brought in new players.
On the other side, Bremen have, at the moment, very important players who are injured. In light of these factors, the start of this season was for these two teams quite acceptable.
In this tactical analysis, we will look at both teams’ tactics and try to examine why the match ended 2-2.
Adi Hütter lined his team up in their conventional 3-5-2 formation. Frederik Rönnow was the man between the sticks since Kevin Trapp is currently injured. The back three was made of the Austrian Martin Hinteregger, Makoto Hasebe and Almamy Touré. Filip Kostić and Danny da Costa provided width as full-backs.
The central midfield was occupied by Sebastian Rode, Djibril Sow and the Japanese Daichi Kamada. The two Portuguese strikers André Silva and Gonçalo Paciência were upfront.
On the other side, Florian Kohfeldt decided to go with a 4-1-4-1 formation with Leonardo Bittencourt as the lone striker. The German is usually an offensive midfielder, but Yuya Osako, Fin Bartels and Niclas Füllkrug are currently injured and because of that he had to play up front. Milot Rashica and the 19-years-old Josh Sargent were the wingers. Davy Klaassen and Maximilian Eggestein played in front of Nuri Şahin in the central midfield.
The back four consisted of Marco Friedl, Christian Groß, Miloš Veljković and Theodor Gebre Selassie. Due to the big number of defenders, Groß was once more centre-back even though he usually just plays for the second team of Bremen. Jiri Pavlenka was, as usual, the goalkeeper.
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