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Eintracht Frankfurt draw 1-1 with Furth

AP, BERLIN

Furth forward Gerald Asamoah, right, and Frankfurt defender Vadim Demidov vie for the ball during their Bundesliga soccer match in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday.

Photo: AFP

Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp made a string of saves to salvage a 1-1 draw at home to SpVgg Greuther Furth in the Bundesliga on Friday.

Frankfurt got off to a great start when Alexander Meier opened the scoring in the first minute. Furth goalkeeper Max Gruen cut out Sebastian Rode’s cross, but the rebound fell to Meier, who sidestepped three defenders, before dispatching his shot across goal and inside the far post.

“A game cannot start any worse, but how the team then came back and created chances, I take my hat off to that,” Furth coach Mike Bueskens said.

Furth equalized on a counterattack in the 53rd minute, when Zoltan Stieber coolly lifted the ball over Trapp to score.

The goal gave the visitors confidence to push forward, and Frankfurt had Trapp to thank for maintaining the team’s unbeaten record at home so far this season.

“In the end, we have to be happy with the point. It was a very difficult game,” said Trapp, who twice denied Gerald Asamoah in one-on-one situations, before saving from Stephan Fuerstner and then Sercan Sararer late in the game.

Bayern Munich were to visit Hamburg SV yesterday, while defending champions Borussia Dortmund were to host VFB Stuttgart and Schalke 04 were to visit TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

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