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Eintracht cruise to Maccabi Tel-Aviv success

Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 23.19CET
Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC
Václav Kadlec and Alexander Meier struck either side of Tal Ben Haim's dismissal to secure the Eagles' third Group F win.
by Steffen Potter
from Frankfurt Stadium
Eintracht cruise to Maccabi Tel-Aviv success
Eintracht celebrate Alexander Meier's goal against Maccabi Tel-Aviv ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 24 October 2013, 23.19CET

Eintracht cruise to Maccabi Tel-Aviv success

Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC
Václav Kadlec and Alexander Meier struck either side of Tal Ben Haim's dismissal to secure the Eagles' third Group F win.

Eintracht Frankfurt made a huge stride towards the UEFA Europa League round of 32, maintaining their perfect record in Group F with a 2-0 win against a muted Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC.

Václav Kadlec scavenged a first-half opener from a rebound before the dismissal of Tal Ben Haim for a second bookable offence on 34 minutes left the visitors on the ropes. Alexander Meier subsequently stamped out any slender hopes of a comeback with a second goal just after the restart to the delight of a crowd of over 40,000 in Frankfurt.

Kadlec scored the first goal of this season's UEFA Europa League group stage four minutes into the matchday one game against FC Girondins de Bordeaux, and he was quick off the mark once more. The Eagles had made an aggressive start, a header from the towering Meier drawing an early save from Juan Pablo, but the goalkeeper had no chance when Meier's header against the post on 13 minutes set up Kadlec to finish.

Frankfurt controlled the game with some ease thereafter, and Maccabi's mission to become the first Israeli club to avoid defeat in Germany became even more of a task when Ben Haim saw red after being shown two yellow cards in the space of four minutes.

Having laid on the initial ball for Eintracht's opener, Tranquillo Barnetta picked out Meier again for the second of the night, the 1.96m-tall attacking midfielder making a powerful headed connection with the Swiss international's near-post corner.

Summer signing Kadlec passed up three decent chances to extend the lead, but it was no great disappointment for Eintracht. Only promoted to the Bundesliga in 2012, they are now within sight of securing European football for 2014.

Last updated: 26/10/13 0.05CET

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Lineups

eintracht frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt

m. tel-aviv

M. Tel-Aviv

1
TrappKevin Trapp (GK)
25
Juan PabloJuan Pablo (GK)
4
RussMarco Russ
Yellow Card11
Substitution46
4
Ben HarushOmri Ben Harush
5
ZambranoCarlos Zambrano
Yellow Card16
6
AlbermanGal Alberman
Substitution55
6
OczipkaBastian Oczipka
7
ZahaviEran Zahavi
Substitution74
10
V. KadlecVáclav Kadlec
Goal13
9
RadiMaharan Radi
14
MeierAlexander Meier
Goal53
Substitution78
11
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim
Yellow Card30
Red Card34
18
FlumJohannes Flum
18
TibiEytan Tibi
20
RodeSebastian Rode
21
YeiniSheran Yeini (C)
23
Anderson BambaAnderson Bamba
22
PricaRade Prica
Substitution65
24
JungSebastian Jung (C)
24
MitrovićNikola Mitrović
Yellow Card69
25
BarnettaTranquillo Barnetta
Substitution68
31
Carlos GarcíaCarlos García

Substitutes

30
WiedwaldFelix Wiedwald (GK)
1
LeviBarak Levi (GK)
8
InuiTakashi Inui
Substitution68
3
ManéMané
11
LakićSrdjan Lakić
Substitution78
10
ItzhakiBarak Itzhaki
13
LanigMartin Lanig
13
DabburMunas Dabbur
Substitution65
15
DjakpaConstant Djakpa
17
EinbinderDaniel Einbinder
16
AignerStefan Aigner
Substitution46
Yellow Card54
29
AltmanOmri Altman
Substitution74
22
CelozziStefano Celozzi
30
MargolisGael Margolis
Substitution55

Coach

Armin Veh (GER) Paulo Sousa (POR)

Referee

Antonio Damato (ITA)

Assistant referees

Massimiliano Grilli (ITA), Andrea Padovan (ITA)

Fourth official

Giulio Dobosz (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Mauro Bergonzi (ITA), Carmine Russo (ITA)

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