Andre Silva proceeded with his productive scoring streak as Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday challenged a Schalke-motivated Weston McKennie fightback, holding alive their thin any desires for European qualifying next season.
With all the weapons, Frankfurt came out roaring, looking ready to demand a first home victory since the 5-0 dismissal in Augsburg in early February. In an enticing ball for Silva, Filip Kostic cut the Schalke defender Ozan Kabak managed to gesture behind, while Danny da Costa could have improved after a liquid pass including Kostic and Daichi Kamada. Before long the Japan midfielder rose because the greatest target threat for the hosts, flashing two off-target endeavors before drawing an insightful one-handed stop from visiting manager Alexander Nübel.
Different open doors came and went until Frankfurt eventually deservedly broke the deadlock –: Jonjoe Kenny was seized by Kostic somewhere inside his half until liberating Kamada in all-out attack mode, and he released the Silva in-structure for his seventh goal since the Bundesliga restart. Not long after an international McKennie marauding run from the USA, Schalke’s most obvious opportunity tumbled to Juan Miranda, yet the Barcelona loan terminated well over the bar, and David Wagner ‘s men would be fortunate to be only one goal down at the break after more chances for Kamada and Evan N’Dicka.
The composing appeared to be on the wall for Schalke when Frankfurt early broadened their lead in the subsequent half. The hosts won a free-kick simply outside the penalty area and Kostic bubbled into a brilliant, twisting conveyance that captain David Abraham headed home on the back post. In any case, the Royal Blues were resolved not to surrender without a battle, and McKennie pulled them back into a dispute as he changed over the free-kick with a towering header from Alessandro Schöpf.
Frankfurt had a few chances to regain their two-goal lead, yet nearby Kamada pounded and Stefan Ilsanker dragged a great deal of exertion. Abraham at that point brilliantly cleared off the line after having already made an impact toward one side, to deny Michael Gregoritsch after Rabbi Matondo had saved Kevin Trapp well.
As teenager Can Bozdogan was sent off for a second bookable offense, Schalke lost control, and Silva should have put the game to Frankfurt ‘s bed, yet cleared wide when she was with Nübel one-on-one.
Trapp saved from Matondo again as the Eagles clutched win 2-1, and supported their horrible odds of a top-seven European completion.