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Eintracht Frankfurt v Tottenham Hotspur Live Commentary, 04/10/2022

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As it stands, Spurs are still second in the group with four points and a goal difference of 0. Eintracht also have four points, but are in third due to their goal difference of -2. The sides will meet again next week at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, both of them fighting for a spot in the Champions League round of 16.
A poor showing from both sides means that the points are shared. Spurs had the better opportunities with both Kane and Richarlison almost hitting the back of the net in the first half, but neither side showed any real quality going forward. Frankfurt has 12 shots comparted to Spurs' 11, but both teams only got two target. Glasner and Conte will feel like this was a waste of an opportunity to get all three points.
90' + 3' FULL TIME: EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 0-0 TOTTENHAM
90' + 2' Both sides seem to have accepted a draw a long time ago. The quality has severely dropped off in both sides' play, and there wasn't much to begin with.
90' There will be three minutes of added time!
E. Ebimbe
J. Lindstrøm
Eintracht Frankfurt
87' Lindstrom comes off for Ebimbe.
H. Kane
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
84' Kane and Hasebe are in a tussle as they try and get the ball and they both go down. Kane seems to deliberately push him further into the ground as he is getting up, and the referee is right there to book him straight away. He is not certainly not happy about it either. 'For what?' he asks.
81' Kane hits a desperate one from distance, but it is deflected right into the arms of Trapp.
80' Knauff takes a shot, and it hits Hojbjerg in the arm. The hosts want a penalty, but the referee seems to deem that the arm was by his side.
Bryan Gil
Richarlison
Tottenham Hotspur
79' Richarlison also comes off for Gil.
B. Davies
C. Lenglet
Tottenham Hotspur
78' Before he can get himself into more trouble, Conte takes off Lenglet for Davies.
76' Lenglet commits another foul, this time sticking an arm out in front of Hasebe's neck. He's lucky to not get a second yellow there.
C. Lenglet
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
74' Lenglet gets booked for pulling back the arm of Lindstrom.
R. Sessegnon
I. Perišić
Tottenham Hotspur
71' Spurs' first change of the game sees Perisic make way for Sessegnon.
L. Pellegrini
S. Rode
Eintracht Frankfurt
71' Rode gives the captain's armband to Trapp before coming off for Pellegrini.
68' The energy has once again died down in this match. Spurs are looking especially tired in midfield.
63' Tottenham Hotspur failed to score against Sporting CP on MD2 (0-2 defeat), while only once previously have they gone consecutive games in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League without finding the net – between October and November 2016 under Mauricio Pochettino, in back-to-back games versus Bayer Leverkusen.
60' CHANCE FOR EINTRACHT! Lindstrom accidentally ends up with the ball at his feet after Borre gets tackled, and he is completely free as he shoots, but it is over the bar.
R. Borré
R. Kolo Muani
Eintracht Frankfurt
57' Kolo Muani has had a quiet match tonight. He's the home side's first sub, coming off for Borre.
51' CLOSE! Perisic slipps the ball to Kane, whose shot is blocked from right off the line by N’Dicka! Kane fell when taking his shot, and he limps a bit before getting up and carrying on.
50' CHANCE FOR EINTRACHT! Knauff is right in front of the net after making a run that is just onside, but he takes a shot right at Lloris. What a waste of an opportunity!
47' Perisic fails to clear the ball, allowing Jakic to collect and take a shot. It hits Perisic before it goes over.
46' And we're back for the second half!
As it stands, Spurs are in second in the group, and Eintracht are in third. Both have four points, two behind group leaders, Sporting. This group is truly wide open, and these two teams need to get a result tonight if they want to get one step closer to qualifying for the knockout rounds.
It's all square at the half. Spurs have had the better chances, with Son, Kane, and Richarlison combining well in attack, but they'll need to be more decisive if they want to truly test Trapp. At the other end, Kolo Muani has been quiet, but Jakic and Lindstrom have done well creatively.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 0-0 TOTTENHAM
44' LOTS OF DRAMA HERE IN FRANKFURT! Richarlison is through on goal, and a Hasebe comes from behind to ensure he doesn't get a shot! He goes tumbling down, rolling over a couple of times, and Spurs are sure it is a penalty. Hasebe on the other hand, calls him out for diving. Replays show that the Brazilian goes down after he takes the shot.
P. Højbjerg
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
44' Hojbjerg gets booked for a foul on Kolo Muani.
42' SO CLOSE FROM SPURS! Richarlison gives the ball to Emerson, who passes it more centrally into the box. It's deflected towards Perisic who takes a shot. That is also deflected, and the ball rolls just wide!
40' A SHOT FOR SON! Kane cleverly back heels it to Son, who lets one fly, but it's wide. Good play from Spurs!
38' THAT WAS CLOSE! A Frankfurst player attempts a through ball, and it ricochets of a Spurs player straight to Kane, who's basically by himself in front of the net! Eintracht recover quickly though, and manage to disposses him.
35' Son is making his 50th UEFA Champions League appearance, becoming only the second Asian player to reach a half-century of games in the competition, after Park Ji-Sung (54).
30' After a few good chances from both teams, things have calmed down quite a bit. Both sides still look unsure on how exactly to exploit the other.
28' Kane receives the ball, does well to turn away from the surrounding defenders, and shoots from outside the box, but it's wide.
24' KANE MISSES THE BALL AGAIN! Some great play from Richarlison means that Son is through on goal. But with Trapp blocking his shot, he opts to lay it off to Kane, who somehow can't get to the ball fast enough!
19' BIG SAVE FROM LLORIS! From a corner, Kolo Muani attempts to head it in from close range, but Lloris punches the ball away, keeping it out.
17' A CHANCE FOR EINTRACHT! There is a scramble in the box before Lindstrom lays it off to Rode who shoots, but it hits Dier's head on the way out.
15' Both teams are playing deep and looking to counter, which has led to a cagey start.
11' CHANCE FOR SPURS! The free-kick taken by Son, which is on the right side of the box, sails right to Kane at the far post. The England striker isn't able to connect, and the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
10' Lenglet trips Lindstrom from behind, and he's getting treatment. The home side will play with 10 men for now. The fans are not happy, because the referee failed to call a foul, instead blowing the whistle for a Spurs free-kick a few moments later.
8' Spurs get a corner, and the whistling from the home fans could not be louder. The ball sails into the box, but it's quickly cleared away.
5' A long ball over the top is intercepted by a running Emerson, who attempts a half-volley from around the box, but it's over the bar.
4' There haven't been many chances for either team in the opening minutes. That hasn't stopped the Eintracht fans from singing their heart out though.
1' The referee has blown the whistle, and we're off!
The teams are out, and kick-off is approaching momentarily.
This is the first European meeting between Eintracht Frankfurt and Tottenham Hotspur since the quarter-final of the 1981-82 Cup Winners’ Cup, with the English side winning 3-2 on aggregate.
Antonio Conte has a few injuries to deal with, as both Dejan Kulusevski and Lucas Moura are not fit enough to make the squad tonight. Ben Davies is also on the bench, with his fitness still a doubt due to a hairline fracture sustained last month.
Despite getting sent off against Union Berlin a few days ago, Kolo Muani's suspension does not come into play in the European competition, meaning that he's free to start up top for the hosts. Oliver Glasner has also opted for thirty-eight-year-old Hasebe in his back line, making this his fourth consecutive start.
SUBS: Matt Doherty, Oliver Skipp, Davinson Sánchez, Bryan Gil, Ryan Sessegnon, Fraser Forster, Djed Spence, Pape Sarr, Ben Davies, Yves Bissouma, Brandon Austin, Harvey White.
TOTTENHAM (3-4-2-1): Hugo Lloris; Eric Dier, Cristian Romero, Clement Lenglet; Emerson, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentacur, Ivan Perisic; Richarlison, Son Heung-min; Harry Kane.
SUBS: Hrvoje Smolcic, Faride Alidou, Rafael Santos Borre, Lucas Alario, Timothy Chandler, Christopher Lenz, Eric Ebimbe, Jens Grahl, Luca Pellegrini, Diant Ramaj.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT (3-4-2-1): Kevin Trapp; Tuta, Evan N'Dicka, Makoto Hasebe; Ansgar Knauff, Sebastian Rode, Djibril Sow, Kristijan Jakic; Daichi Kamada, Jesper Lindstrom; Randal Kolo Muani.
Eintracht Frankfurt are coming into this matchup on a high after being the first team in the Bundesliga to defeat league leaders Union Berlin, scoring two goals and keeping a clean sheet despite going down to ten men with over 20 minutes to go. Tottenham, on the other hand, have had a weekend to forget, after losing 3-1 against North London rivals, Arsenal, at the Emirates. In the Champions League, both teams have three points in Group D, with Spurs ahead of Eintracht on goal difference. It's safe to say there is a lot on the line tonight.
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