Frankfurt – Reigning Bundesliga top goalscorer Alexander Meier made his comeback from injury on Thursday in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 loss to Bundesliga 2 outfit SV Sandhausen.

With several players away on international duty, head coach Armin Veh was keen for his side to maintain the momentum they’ve generated over the first three games of the 2015/16 campaign.

'No problems or pain'

While the result was far from ideal, seeing Meier return to action was a major positive to take from the encounter. “The result is secondary,” claimed Veh. “The important thing was that Alex Meier was able to complete the 90 minutes. There are certain processes that you can’t train. They can, however, be worked on during friendlies.”

With a Matchday 4 encounter at home to high-flying 1. FC Köln on the horizon following the international break, Meier himself was also delighted about making his return to action and is hopeful of featuring against the Cathedral City side. “I’m really happy that the knee held up and that I was able to feature for all 90 minutes,” said the 32-year-old. “Obviously I’m still lacking some of my normal movement, but I was able to come through without any problems or pain.”