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Europa League :Eintracht Frankfurt Beat West Ham 1-0(Agg:3-1) To Reach Final

by Kolkata Today

Eintracht Frankfurt booked their spot in the UEFA Europa League final with victory at home to West Ham.

Frankfurt are unbeaten in their 12 UEFA Europa League matches so far this season (W7 D5).

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Eintracht Frankfurt become the first German side to appear in both the UEFA Cup and Europa League final.

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Frankfurt suffered an early blow when Martin Hinteregger was forced off injured, but they had a man advantage inside 20 minutes when Aaron Cresswell was sent off for dragging down Jens Petter Hauge, an initial yellow card overturned after a VAR review.

The home side soon made that advantage count when Ansgar Knauff found the unmarked Borré in the penalty area and he duly slotted in from eight metres.

Evan N’Dicka had to hack a Michail Antonio effort off the line at the other end before the break but clear chances remained at a premium in the second half, with neither keeper forced into a save of note.

West Ham coach David Moyes was sent from the touchline late on and his side’s hopes of a first European final since 1976 went with him, a late flurry of pressure from the visitors unable to force a breakthrough as Frankfurt secured their spot in Seville.

West Ham ‘s Declan Rice said , “We had genuine belief that they weren’t going to beat us. Maybe they play a similar way to us and it caught us out a bit. No one expected West Ham to be here but I’m so proud of everyone. The boys went out on a high, even though we lost.”

West Ham coach David Moyes said ,”We tried. We created chances and I thought we had better chances than Frankfurt had at that time [after the sending off]. We congratulate Frankfurt and give them our best wishes. I felt this was a chance. I think we’ve played better teams than Frankfurt. If we’re honest, we probably lost the tie in the first few seconds at the London Stadium.”

Frankfurt winger Ansgar Knauff said,”The last six months have been a dream come true. So many emotions, such a great run into the European final and the matches I have experienced here. Just incredible.”

Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner, said ,”It was a very difficult game and we scored a fantastic goal. Second half we defended with a lot of passion and heart and I am very proud of the team. It’s so great to be in a final with this club and these great fans after 42 years.”


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