what a moment
At the latest, anyone who has seen these pictures MUST have gotten into the mood for this great football evening.
Before the start of the second leg of the semi-finals between Eintracht Frankfurt and West Ham United (here in the live ticker), the Frankfurt fans give the fans goosebumps. In the sold-out Deutsche Bank Park, the fans start the next awesome fan party minutes before kick-off.
What a mega choreo!
The atmosphere is impressive even before kick-off. The Frankfurt fans greet the two teams loudly on the pitch. “Northwest curve Frankfurt am Main – My city – My club” is written on a huge banner, which is held up.
At the same time, firecrackers are set off, creating a spectacular light show.
Not the first impressive choreography from Frankfurt this season. Similar pictures at the home games against Barcelona (quarterfinals, 1:1) and in the round of 16 against Betis Sevilla (1:1 aet).
After 42 years, there could be another German final in the Europa League. That was last in 1980. At that time, Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach played against each other, the competition was still called the Uefa Cup and the final was contested over two games. Eintracht lost the first leg 2-3 in Gladbach, and the Eagles won the second leg 1-0. Frankfurt prevailed on the away goals rule.
This year there could be a final against RB Leipzig, which currently has to go to Glasgow Rangers at the same time (here in the live ticker). A draw is enough for Frankfurt to secure a ticket for the final of the Europa League (May 18 in Seville).
Leipzig had won the first leg 1-0. However, the Saxons have to fight against a real witch’s cauldron in Glasgow, which time and time again made the difference in international competitions. The Light Blues have lost just five of their last 33 European home games (21 wins, seven draws).
The Red Bulls have a long way to go to Seville…