A complicated rebound well checked, with the second contact completed, let the shot slip over the external period and sunk from 18 meters in the right corner. And then off in the fan curve. Ansgar Knauf was exploding the forest stadium on Thursday night, the 20-year-old shook shortly after the break for the leadership of his harmony against the FC Barcelona. The loan of Borussia Dortmund spoke after the game at RTL of an “indescribable feeling”, which he could not really perceive “.
“These are the moments, of which you are already dreaming as a small child. FC Barcelona, floodlight in front of such a backdrop – and then such a gate, I will never forget that,” says Knauf, who also received praise from the opponent. “There are 20 men felt in front of me, then he shoots him well, a Sunday shot on Thursday – you have to congratulate,” commented Barça’s goalkeeper Marc-André Ter Stegen.
Frankfurt only overwhelmed
Knauf had not only rewarded himself for a courageous appearance, but also Frankfurt for an impressive performance against an opponent prior to the game as superpowered opponents rewarded. At the same time he left the dream of a victory in the “century game”, as CEO Axel Hellmann had lived the game – and yet the Dortmund loan was not completely satisfied. “It’s a bit annoying that we do not take the victory because we had earned it.”
The Eintracht kept the Bluegranana long far away from its own goal, but was rolled over by the quality Barças, but once the Ferran Torres followed after double double pass with the shortly previously substituted Frenkie de Jong after 66 minutes for the end result. Despite the damper it was loud Knauf “for all involved an incredible evening. We delivered a game, we have very little approved over 90 minutes, which is not self-evident against FC Barcelona.”
Trapps demand for the second leg
Powered by the own audience, Eintracht forgot the role of the Clear Underdog forgetting. In front of the game, loud Knauf have awarded courage (“we said, we can do that, we can hurt those” – and in the end the SGE then delivered. Even goalkeeper Kevin Trapp spoke of a “great game” and Also pointed out that even more in there had been “the better chances of chances”.
In the second leg, however, everything is possible, even against the background that Frankfurt against top teams have often looked good this season. Trapp referred to the 2: 1 at FC Bayern Munich. Fear of big names or big venues is not attached. The second leg at Camp Nou “becomes another game”, but the Eintracht has “a good starting position” and will hopefully compete in the Catalan football temple. “If we do not believe in it, then we do not have to go. Who does not believe in it now, is out of place here,” Trapp demanded a similar if not even better performance next Thursday at Camp Nou.
Anyway, Knauf is “confident” that the harmony succeeds. “We managed to shut it down on a game and now we’ll see a round next week at Camp Nou,” is the fight announcement of the 20-year-old.