Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp scores twice in friendly game

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Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp scored twice during a friendly game.

Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp caught the attention of football fans after scoring twice in a post-season friendly for the Eagles on Wednesday, May 22.

Trapp was fielded as a makeshift striker against local amateur outfit VfL Germania 1894, as part of Frankfurt’s ‘Eintracht in the Region’ series of friendly matches, coming on in the second half of the outing. His first goal, which was described as a ‘smart finish’ by Frankfurt’s official X (formerly Twitter) account, was slotted into the corner of the net after he controlled the ball just outside of the penalty area.

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His second goal came by way of a tap-in, after a low cross was fired across the face of goal. All in all, the game finished at a score of 13-1 - despite Frankfurt being awarded a penalty late on, Trapp was denied his chance to score a hattrick. Nevertheless, he did not seem too upset by this, describing the game as just ‘about having fun’.

Frankfurt, managed by Dino Toppmöller, finished 6th in the Bundesliga this season with 47 points. They won 11 of their league games, drawing 14 and nine - after 34 games had been played, they were 43 points behind league leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Trapp sign for Frankfurt in 2019 from PSG for a fee of £6 million after a successful loan spell with the club. Prior to this, the 33-year-old has played for clubs such as FC Kaiserslautern and SV Mettlach at youth level - he has also picked up seven caps for Germany.

When interviewed on the goals he scored, Trapp said: “It was about having fun again as a team and with the fans. I think it was entertaining. For me, the question was how long I could hold out [in attack]. 'Seppl [Rode] had a nice send-off with his goal.”

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