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The Bundesliga may have been away for a couple of weeks but Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva showed he hadn't missed a step.
Silva came on as a second half substitute and scored for Frankfurt but it was nothing more than a consolation as they lost 3-1 to Borussia Monchengladbach, as football returned on Saturday.
However it wasn't just his goal that proved the Portuguese striker was as sharp as ever. The on loan Milan forward fooled opposite forward Breel Embolo into thinking he was being passed a note, but it was just the tag from inside Silva's shirt.
Andre Silva tricked Breel Embolo into thinking he was giving him a paper with tactical instructions. Instead, it was the tag from his shirt :joy:pic.twitter.com/FEehOBjcqz- Goal (@goal) May 16, 2020
Silva needs as many laughs as he can get as it hasn't been a particularly easy time for him on the pitch in recent years.
He had a breakout season for Porto in 2016/17, scoring 16 times in the league, which helped him secure a move to Milan for €38 million. His first season at the San Siro wasn't great in the league but he scored eight times in 14 games in Europe.
Since then he's spent the past two seasons on loan at Sevilla and now Frankfurt without the success he'd have been hoping for. He did at least manage to get on the scoresheet on Saturday.
It was certainly Embolo and his teammates who were doing most of the laughing during the game as they ran out pretty easy winners.
Monchengladbach took just 37 seconds to take the lead through Alassane Plea before Marcus Thuram made it 2-0 after just seven minutes.
Things calmed down after that but the away side were 3-0 up in the 73rd minute thanks to a Ramy Bensebaini penalty, before Silva's consolation goal.
The win put Monchengladbach up to third in the league thanks to RB Leipzig dropping points in 1-1 draw against Frieberg earlier in the day, which could have been worse for Leipzig if VAR hadn't ruled out a late winner for their opponents.
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