Eintracht Frankfurt’s DFB Pokal Victory Again Marred by Flares and Hostilities Between Rival Football Fans

Eintracht Frankfurt’s DFB Pokal Victory Again Marred by Flares and Hostilities Between Rival Football Fans

  • Eintracht Frankfurt's match against FC Magdeburg threatened to be stopped due to fan violence
  • The start of the second half of the DFB-Pokal game was delayed after flares were fired onto the field
  • FC Magdeburg and Eintracht Frankfurt fans have previously been involved in hostilities during a live game

Eintracht Frankfurt cruised to an easy victory in the DFB-Pokal, but their victory was marred by fans in the stadium.

Frankfurt beat FC Magdeburg 2-0 in the first round of the DFB-Pokal to book their place in the tournament's next round.

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The second half of the Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Magdeburg game had to be delayed after fans fired flares onto the field. Image: Ronny Hartmann
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Sadly, the match threatened to descend into chaos at the resumption of the second half as fans snuck flares into the stadium.

Flares are banned from stadiums, but fans still find ways of sneaking them in. The start of the second half was postponed for a few minutes as fans fired flares onto the field of play.

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The second 45 minutes eventually got underway, but parts of the pitch had a haze of smoke hanging around because of the flares. The match then had to be stopped again minutes later, as more disruptions in the stands threatened to boil over.

A section of Frankfurt supporters fired flares into the Magdeburg fan block, leading to hostilities between the two sets of fans. Police quickly stepped in and controlled the situation, and the match continued.

This is not the first time the two teams’ fans have clashed. In 2016, Frankfurt beat Magdeburg on penalties, but fan violence dominated headlines.

A riot broke out after projectiles were fired into the Magdeburg fan block from the Frankfurt side. Masked Magdeburg supporters then tried to retaliate, Pledge Times reported.

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UEFA Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt defeat FC Magdeburg in DFB Pokal 1st round fixture

Eintracht Frankfurt started their new season with a win in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.

The UEFA Europa League champions beat second division side, FC Magdeburg, 4-0.

Frankfurt broke the deadlock in the fourth minute of the game when Filip Kostić tore down the left wing and crossed the ball into the middle for an onrushing Daichi Kamada.

Source: Sports Brief News