For Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-final first leg in the Europa League on Thursday (21.00 clock/RTL and DAZN) against the English Manager of FC Chelsea outstanding value.
After 39 years, the football team again for the first time in a European competition, in the penultimate round. The Commerzbank Arena is sold out with 48,000 completely.
outside, since role: The Concord has surprised this season in the Bundesliga and in the Europa League. “The whole season we were always outsiders. However, against Chelsea, this role gets a special meaning,” said sporting Director Bruno Hübner. Finally, the harmony in the K. o.-had Shakhtar Donetsk, Inter Milan and Benfica Play off and also in the group phase against well-known Clubs such as Olympique de Marseille and Lazio. In the twelve European Cup duels, there was only one defeat (at Benfica 2:4). For Hübner, the “Blues,” but “a different number”.
the HARDSHIPS OF the SEASON: The professionals of the DFB-Cup winner and current table, the fourth recently had to pay tribute to the success of the tribute. Three times in the series, the Hessen were not able to win in the Bundesliga. They were drained and mentally exhausted. After all, they completed games, a total of 45 duty. “We will not be tired. Fatigue is in the head,” said Eintracht Coach Adi Hütter. “And against such an opponent, in the semi-finals of the Europa League, you have to be motivated simple and fresh.” Not the two striker Sebastien Haller (injured) and Ante Rebic (locked) can play. “We will have to find another solution,” said Hütter, without specific personnel information. A candidate for the storm series, the Portuguese Gonçalo Paciencia
THE OPPONENTS: The “Blues” from London have lost until the semi-finals only one of the twelve Play – such as the Frankfurt. Despite moving into the semi-finals of the Europa League, the future of coach Maurizio Sarri at the Champions League winners of 2012 and Europa League winners of 2013 is uncertain. Because in the Premier League it didn’t work for Chelsea last well. The Club of billionaire Roman Abramovich has to defend in the last two Games of the season in fourth place to qualify for the Champions League. Chelsea has a top player with evocative names in its ranks: Eden Hazard, David Luiz, N’golo Kanté and Olivier Giroud will be pushing the Eintracht-professionals all.
THE GOAL: The goal of the Frankfurt is the Europe League final on may 29. May in Baku. Previously, the Hessen must still be 9. May for the return leg to London. Previously managed the Eintracht twice in a European final. In the season 1979/80 the Hessen won the former UEFA Cup against Borussia Mönchengladbach (2:3/1:0). And, above 59 years, the Eintracht lost in the Cup of the national Champions, the forerunner of the Champions League in the final against Real Madrid (3:7).