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M. Edwards (65), F. Trincão (67), N. Santos (82)

SGE actors remain stoic after loss:
"That's the Champions League for you."

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Despite the fact that the result was anything but satisfying, those associated with Eintracht Frankfurt were anything but dissatisfied with their performance on Wednesday evening. 
Kevin Trapp.
Kevin Trapp.Photo: Sven Mandel, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0
A 0-3 loss at home certainly wasn't the manner in which Eintracht Frankfurt wished to mark their return to European football's highest level. Speaking to the DAZN mics afterwards, however, players and coach wished to strike an optimistic tone.

"We played a good first half in which we have to make the 1-0, then it will probably have been a different game," midfielder Djibril Sow summed up, whilst referencing Randal Kolo Muani's early missed chance, "We had a total blackout in the second half, in which they scored three goals from three chances. That's the Champions' League for you."

Keeper Kevin Trapp echoed the same sentiments.

"That's Champions' League Level," Trapp said, "In my opinion, we played a good game and had many opportunities to score a goal. In the Champions League, details decide. We saw that today. The result does not reflect the game. It's a bit hard to classify then whole thing."

"Theirs was a victory of efficiency," Glasner added with reference to the somewhat misleading scoreline, "They had quality on the counterattack and nailed us with it. It hurts, but it won't knock us out. There's a lot that we can draw from this."

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