Eintracht Frankfurt storms into the Europa League
The Europa League overflowing of Eintracht Frankfurt is on their impressive dream trip shortly before the crowning glory.
The team of coach Oliver Glasner stormed in another magical night through the 1-0 (1-0) in the semi-final second leg against West Ham United for the first time in 42 years into a final on European stage and will continue to be in Seville on May 18 the silver pot.
"A dream finally becomes true. Welt class," said Eintracht President Peter Fischer surrounded by celebrating fans at "RTL": "You played it out.. "
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In the breathtakingly loud Frankfurt witch kettle, the Hesse convinced, as with the impressively sovereign 2-1 in the first leg in London. Rafael Borre (26th) scored for the SBU, who played for a long time after red against West Hams Aaron Cresswell (17th, after video evidence). The emotional football evening fueled the Eintracht hopes on a repetition of the 1980 UEFA Cup triumph.
Unlike three years ago, the Eintracht made the last step into the final thanks to a sovereign appearance - at that time the dream of the title had broken dramatically in the semi -finals at Chelsea. The Frankfurters remain unbeaten in their favorite competition this season.
The whole city had been in a intoxication for days, the euphoria has not only been enormous since the sensational triumph against Barcelona. In advance, however, there were also riots of both fan camps.
Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin or national coach Hansi Flick frolicked on the stands. In addition, former Eintracht coaches such as Friedhelm Funkel, Armin Veh or Niko Kovac, even Adi Hütter, who died out,.
Glasner sent his eleven into play despite the excellent starting point with the clear demand "that we will play here for victory from the first second". In comparison to the first leg, he rely on the last blocked Evan Ndicka, for the injured Jesper Lindström, Jens Petter Haug began.
After an impressive choreo, the game started 48,000 mostly in white fans with a shock for Eintracht. Defense chief Martin Hinteregger injured himself in a sprint duel and had to be replaced by Almamy Tour after seven minutes.
Eintracht Frankfurt uses the majority
But after Cresswell had flown off the pitch due to an emergency brake on Hauche, the Hesse used their majority. At the end of the first remarkable attack, Borre freely pushed in from around ten meters. The tour gave the initially still nervous Frankfurt security. In the only offensive campaign of the guests, Evan Ndicka saved on the line (44.).
Even after the break, Eintracht checked the action. West Ham did not give up outnumbered, but the English attacks usually fell. A header from Craig Dawson (60th) was the best option for a long time. Frankfurt managed the lead and missed the second goal. In the final phase it got heated again, and West Ham's team manager David Moyes (78th) also saw red.