Palmeiras (1) vs Eintracht Frankfurt (8)
Saturday 11th September 2021
League leaders Palmeiras welcome struggling Eintracht Frankfurt to the Allianz Parque on Sunday hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to Division four in the T120 Championship.
Manager Pip has been the pick of the managers this season picking up some fantastic results against some of the early favorites with a blend of top young talent and wise heads.
Palmeiras have the best defence in the league conceding the single goal and that was on Wednesday with their draw at home to Nice. At the other end of the field, they’ve been a free scoring side, netting on 12 occasions in their 6 games, with leading scorer, 18 year old wonder kid, Yéremi Pino hoping to add to his 5 in 6 tally.
“Not being able to access team sheets before the game is not acceptable”Martin unhappy with admin issues prior to the match with Rangers
Eintracht Frankfurt on the other hand have had a mixed start to the season; they’re picking up a reputation of being draw specialists with 3 draws in their 6 games this season, but worryingly only a single win. This is something which is worrying manager Carl Martin.
“In our games this season we’ve been unlucky.” claimed Martin, “against Leipzig we dominated the ball but couldn’t find the finishing touch and the same could be said against Crevena”
Some fans have been questioning why last time out Martin played the reserves and not his best 11, resulting in their heaviest defeat, 2 – 0 against Rangers. Martin was quick to deflect the criticism,
“On match day we had a team in mind, but something out of our control occurred that meant I couldn’t change the team sheet, let’s call it an admin issue, we’ve made our feelings clear with the authorities that being able to access team sheets before the game is not acceptable!”
“we’re hoping he’ll be able to add something extra to the team”Frankfurt’s expecting
Frankfurt will be looking however to try and beat the league leaders tomorrow, they announced earlier today the signing of 22 year old Brahim Díaz from Real Madrid for a club record £8 million.
“We’re delighted to welcome Brahim to the club, we’ll need to check to see how fit he is as he’s not played any football this season, but we’re hoping he’ll be able to add something extra to the team.”
Martin: “It’ll be an incredibly tough game, they’re unbeaten and have bags of talent”Frankfurt manager isn’t optimistic
Martin was finally questioned on his teams chances tomorrow night and while he hoped the team could get something out of the match he wasn’t in a confident mood.
“Listen, it’ll be an incredibly tough game, they’re unbeaten and have bags of talent, but so do we, I know they boys will give 100% and in football, you never know!”