German Bundesliga
FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt1Union Berlin1. FC Union Berlin2

Bundesliga: Protests take place during Union Berlin's win over Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt fans' protest
Eintracht Frankfurt left a stand empty with a banner against Monday night football

Eintracht Frankfurt fans left part of their ground empty and displayed banners in protest at Monday matches in their Bundesliga loss by Union Berlin.

There have been numerous protests against Monday night matches in the Bundesliga since they were introduced in 2017-18.

The German football league (DFL) has already announced Monday games will be scrapped from 2021-22.

Union beat Frankfurt 2-1 to go 10th in the table.

A statement issued by several leading fan groups read: "Our message to club representatives and the DFL is clear: No more Monday games!"

It added the ongoing protests were aimed at creating "a football for fans and not for financial gain".

The Bundesliga announced over a year ago it would stop Monday games after its current television deal expires, but protests are expected to continue.

In previous seasons Nuremberg fans have thrown black balls onto the pitch, 25,000 Borussia Dortmund fans have stayed away and Mainz fans have thrown toilet paper on the field.

Union Berlin fans protest
Union Berlin fans joined the protest with a banner which reads 'Make starting times fair'

A goal from Sebastian Andersson and Evan N'Dicka's own goal gave Union Berlin a 2-1 win on the night, a result which sees Union leapfrog Frankfurt into 10th in the table.

Line-ups

Frankfurt

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Trapp
  • 25DurmSubstituted forAndré Silvaat 66'minutes
  • 19Abraham
  • 13Hinteregger
  • 2NdickaSubstituted forRodeat 71'minutes
  • 28KohrBooked at 88mins
  • 20Hasebe
  • 22Chandler
  • 15KamadaBooked at 39mins
  • 10Kostic
  • 39Mendes PaciênciaBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 6de Guzmán
  • 8Sow
  • 11Gacinovic
  • 17Rode
  • 18Touré
  • 30Cetin
  • 32Rönnow
  • 33André Silva
  • 42Cavar

Union Berlin

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Gikiewicz
  • 5Friedrich
  • 19HübnerBooked at 44mins
  • 3Subotic
  • 6RyersonBooked at 39mins
  • 30Andrich
  • 34GentnerSubstituted forPrömelat 77'minutes
  • 25Lenz
  • 18MalliBooked at 50minsSubstituted forIngvartsenat 63'minutes
  • 15BülterSubstituted forKroosat 90'minutes
  • 10AnderssonBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 9Polter
  • 11Ujah
  • 14Reichel
  • 21Prömel
  • 23Kroos
  • 27Becker
  • 29Parensen
  • 32Ingvartsen
  • 35Nicolas
Referee:
Deniz Aytekin
Attendance:
47,000

Match Stats

Home TeamFrankfurtAway TeamUnion Berlin
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home14
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Eintracht Frankfurt 1, 1. FC Union Berlin 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Eintracht Frankfurt 1, 1. FC Union Berlin 2.

  3. Post update

    Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Ingvartsen (1. FC Union Berlin).

  5. Post update

    Corner, 1. FC Union Berlin. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Felix Kroos (1. FC Union Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Grischa Prömel.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt).

  8. Post update

    Sebastian Andersson (1. FC Union Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gonçalo Paciência (Eintracht Frankfurt) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Makoto Hasebe.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, 1. FC Union Berlin. Felix Kroos replaces Marius Bülter.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Eintracht Frankfurt. Martin Hinteregger tries a through ball, but Gonçalo Paciência is caught offside.

  12. Booking

    Dominik Kohr (Eintracht Frankfurt) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Ingvartsen (1. FC Union Berlin).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. André Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gonçalo Paciência (Eintracht Frankfurt) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Abraham (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Daichi Kamada.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Eintracht Frankfurt. Conceded by Marius Bülter.

  19. Post update

    Corner, 1. FC Union Berlin. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Grischa Prömel (1. FC Union Berlin) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Sebastian Andersson with a headed pass.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich23154465263949
2RB Leipzig23146361253648
3B Dortmund23136465323345
4B Mgladbach22134543251843
5B Leverkusen23134640291143
6Schalke239953232036
7Wolfsburg239773228434
8Hoffenheim2310493436-234
9Freiburg239683133-233
10Union Berlin2392122936-729
11Frankfurt2384113837128
12Augsburg2376103447-1327
13Köln2282123342-926
14Hertha Berlin2375112743-1626
15Mainz2371153152-2122
16Düsseldorf2355132346-2320
17Werder Bremen2345142553-2817
18Paderborn2344152950-2116
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