Eintracht Frankfurt and the Europa League – that just fits together.
The strong presence of the 2-1 (2: 1) victory in the first leg of the second round at Betis Seville opens all the chances of the Hessian Football Bundesliga club on the move to the quarterfinals and lets the fans already dream of a similar altitude flight as in 2019, as the Eintracht In the semifinals had only failed in penalties in the penalty shooting at the later winner FC Chelsea.
“Now we have a very good starting position for the second leg. I propose the victory very high. For winning here is a huge success, even if we have many things we can do better,” Frankfurt’s Bundesliga clubs board Markus Krösche said.
The strengths: Eintracht played bravely in Seville, without neglecting the defensive. “We were very compact, have given the opponent a few possibilities to record the rooms. How the boys have pushed out and are inferred in the depth, was very intense. We made that very well,” coach Oliver Glasner praised.
Eintracht Frankfurt misses higher victory
The weaknesses: the only drawback was the opportunity. At more concentration and precision at the end, Hessen could have achieved three, four or even five goals.
Rafael Borré alone awarded three high-caliber possibilities, including a trading fan. So it stayed with the Eintrachtgerät by Filip Kostic (14 minutes) and Daichi Kamada. “If you see what opportunities we had, it’s a bit shame that it’s not higher than 2: 1,” Torwart Kevin Trapp said.
The starting situation: This carries certain dangers for the second leg, in which Frankfurt already reaches a draw. However, since the awayator rule was abolished before this season, Seville would already force an extension with a 1: 0 success. Glasner therefore announced: “We will play again on victory.”