Marco Richter and Kevin Danso have both enjoyed successes with their respective countries on international duty. Both FCA players are now back with the rest of the squad ahead of Saturday’s clash with Eintracht Frankfurt (15:30 CET).
Austria U21s 1-0 Greece U21s
Kevin Danso helped Austria U21s secure qualification for next summer’s European Championships. Austria overcame Greece in a play-off, winning both matches 1-0 to seal their place at the tournament in Italy. Danso featured for 70 minutes in the first leg before playing the full 90 minutes in the second leg.
Italy U21s 1-2 Germany U21s
Marco Richter helped Germany U21s end the year unbeaten with a 2-1 friendly victory in Italy. Although Richter didn’t feature in the 3-0 win over the Netherlands, he started in Italy and featured for 62 minutes. FCA head coach Manuel Baum had previously spoken with Germany U21s coach Stefan Kuntz regarding Richter’s match time. The young forward put in a strong performance in Italy and went close to scoring in the first half.