Kostic, who came off the bench 14 minutes into the second half, fired Eintracht in front with a trademark finish from the edge of the penalty area. Anton was dismissed three minutes later for hauling down Rafael Borré when the Colombian was through on goal, but Marmoush denied the Eagles a first Bundesliga win of the campaign with an instinctive finish with two minutes remaining.
Debut for Lammers
Oliver Glasner made one change to the Eintracht side that drew 1-1 at Arminia Bielefeld before the international break, replacing striker Borré – who had only recently returned from international duty – with debutant Sam Lammers.
Chances at both ends
Determined to claim their first three points of the campaign, Glasner’s side made a lively start to proceedings. Jens Petter Hauge fired over from Daichi Kamada’s knock-down with just two minutes on the clock, but the hosts had Kevin Trapp to thank for keeping the scores level when the Eintracht custodian denied Marmoush from a tight angle.
The game continued to ebb and flow as the half went on, Kamada firing straight at VfB goalkeeper Florian Müller from long range and Roberto Massimo stinging Trapp’s palms from the corner of the area. Lammers should have done better with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area late in the half, but the Dutchman could only scuff his effort off target.
Marmoush denies Eagles
Clear-cut opportunities were few and far between at the beginning of the second half, but the introduction of Kostic just before the hour mark appeared to spark the Eagles into life once more. Martin Hinteregger headed against the crossbar, but it was Kostic who finally broke the deadlock with 11 minutes remaining. The winger picked up a loose ball on the corner of the box before rifling a low shot past Müller and into the far corner.
There appeared to be no way back for the visitors when Anton was dismissed for a professional foul on second-half substitute Borré, but the lively Marmoush capitalised on a moment of uncertainty in the Eintracht box to score an unlikely equaliser. Borré nearly snatched all three points for the Eagles in stoppage time, but his effort rattled the woodwork before striking Müller, who then smothered the loose ball.
Summary: Opportunity missed
Having led 1-0 against ten men with two minutes of normal time remaining, Glasner will be bitterly disappointed his side were unable to hold on for their first league win of the season. There were positives for Eintracht, though, with Kamada and Jesper Lindström both producing lively performances, and Kostic impressing off the bench.
Trapp – Durm, Ndicka, Hinteregger, Lenz – Sow, Hrustic – Hauge, Kamada, Lindström – Lammers
1-0 Kostic (79’)
1-1 Marmoush (88’)