The title hunters of Eintracht Frankfurt reach for the dream destination on their spectacular European Cup trip. The team of coach Oliver Glasner once more celebrated a magical night at West Ham United and won the incredibly loud first part of the semi -finals in the Europa League with 2: 1 (1: 1). The Hesse holds all final cards in their hands for their home game next Thursday.

Ansgar Knauff nourished the hope of a coup as in the quarter -finals against FC Barcelona, before Mikhail Antonio (21st) struck back before the break. But Daichi Kamada (54th) ensured the third away win of the knockout round for the SGE, which is now even a draw in the second leg. In the final on May 18, the German duel with RB Leipzig or the meeting with the Glasgow Rangers would come.

“It was a concentrated performance until the end. We wanted to take the first step towards the final. We performed courageously,” said goalkeeper Kevin Trapp at RTL.

After the “Adler invasion” with 30,000 supporters dressed in white in the Camp Nou, thousands of Eintracht fans once again flocked to the 2012 Olympic Stadium. Policy “. But the little guest block was also loud from the start, and the team, who started without the blocked Evan Ndicka and Kristijan Jakic, was straight away on the field.

West Ham vs Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 | Europa League 2022 | Match Highlights

With the first campaign, the Hesse cleverly combined over the left side, Knauff used the perfect flank of Rafael Borre on the second post. But after that, some negligence crept into the combination game, the Bundesliga club repeatedly invited the British to quick counterattacks. Keeper Kevin Trapp steered a shot from Jarrod Bowen with his foot to the post (14th), but then Antonio hit after a dubious free kick.

Notes: Lightning starter Knauff with a small flaw – a SGE hero is weakening

Eintracht Frankfurt: Kamada dusts off – Trapp in luck

As a result, a duel at eye level with enormous intensity and many duels developed in midfield. Frankfurt tried a lot about Filip Kostic flanks, while team manager David Moyes’ team preferred to search for the way through the center. In this phase, both teams united the lack of determination, Knauff (37th) grimaced in the only further chance before the break.

Even after the change, the SGE caught the better start, after a dream combination in the penalty area Kamada dusted. As a result, the Glasner-Elf lurked on counterattack, West Ham left the game control. It became dangerous for the goal from Trapp primarily according to standards and from the distance, the hit by Said Benrahma (69.) was still roaming the outer post. On the other hand, Kamada was unlucky with a post shot (79.). In injury time Bowen hit the crossbar with a fall back.

West Ham United – Eintracht Frankfurt: The constellations

West Ham : Areola – Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell – Rice – Soucek, Fornals – Bowen, Antonio, Lanzini (66. Benrahma). – Trainer: Moyes

Frankfurt : Trapp – Tuta, Hinteregger, Tour – Knauff, Sow, Rode, Kostic – Lindström (62nd Haug), Kamada – Borre (90.+3 Ache). – Trainer: Glasner

Referee : Serdar Gözübüyük (Netherlands)

Tore : 0: 1 Knauff (1st), 1: 1 Antonio (21st), 1: 2 Kamada (54.)

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yellow cards : – Sow (2), Hinteregger (2)