Marco Fabian is set for a longer spell on the sidelines with an inflammation in the lumbar vertebra region.
Fabian, 27, was one of the key players for Eintracht Frankfurt during their successful first half of the season. However, the Mexico international already was forced to sit out Eintracht's 3-0 loss at Leipzig on Saturday, and is now set to miss the trip to Schalke next Friday as Die Adler hope to bounce back.
"He has an inflammation in the lumbar vertebra region, and it only heals slowly,"...
Leipzig strengthened their grip on second place in the Bundesliga with a comfortable 3-0 win over 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday night.
Marvin Compper, Timo Werner and a Jesus Vallejo own goal sealed victory after the visitors had keeper Lucas Hradecky sent off for handling outside the box with just three minutes on the clock.
The win takes Leipzig back to within three points of leaders Bayern Munich while Frankfurt slipped to sixth after extending a worrying run to just one win from their...
Eintracht Frankfurt's on-loan defender Jesus Vallejo has not had any contact with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and says he does not know if he will return to the Spanish club at the end of the season.
Vallejo, 20, has impressed since joining Frankfurt on a one-year loan deal from Madrid last summer, with current coach Niko Kovac saying that he has been "scandalously good" -- something which has not gone unnoticed at the Bernabeu.
Marco Fabian believes Eintracht Frankfurt can qualify for the Champions League after only securing another year of Bundesliga football through last season's relegation/promotion playoffs.
Mexico international forward Fabian has starred this season to help his side reach fourth place in the table.
They could narrow the gap to second-placed RB Leipzig to four points when they face them at the Zentralstadion on Saturday.
Discussing the possibility of Champions League football next season, he told Sport...