With both sides already confirmed to be heading out of the 2023/24 UEFA Women’s Champions League, Wednesday’s clash at the Deutsche Bank Park was nothing more than a formality. Still, Niko Arnautis’ side would look to build momentum ahead of their return to Frauen-Bundesliga action on Sunday.
SGE: Bösl; D Açikgöz, Kirchberger, Doorsoun, Riesen; Dunst, Gräwe, I Açikgöz; Prašnikar; Anyomi, Martinez
ROS: Mukasa; Wik, Arnardóttir, Jansson, Larsson; Ayinde, Öling; Schough, Sprung, Bredgaard; Kadowaki
Ilayda Açikgöz was on hand to fire Eintracht Frankfurt into a well-deserved lead after just 18 minutes, floating a ball into the danger zone that flew just beyond the reach of Rosengard’s Angel Mukasa.
Despite a flurry of chances shortly after the half-hour mark, Frankfurt were unable to double their lead – with Shakiera Martinez, Lara Prašnikar and Nicole Anyone all squandering their efforts.Embed from Getty Images
But the hosts found form in the second half, adding their second goal in the 66th minute after Martinez and Anyomi combined – with the latter dispatching past Mukasa with a remarkable composure.
Martinez would net a goal of her own ten minutes later, with Lisanne Gräwe also picking out the back of the net just second after Rosengard kicked off again. A fifth and final goal came courtesy of Geraldine Reuteler in the dying stages of the match, sealing an impressive victory for Niko Arnautis’ Eintracht Frankfurt.