Four. The three of us. Two. One. Only four teams are unbeaten in the quarter-finals of the two European club competitions, Champions League and Europa League. Three of them play in the Europa League. Including two Spanish clubs - and a German. Eintracht Frankfurt is highly worthy of in a row with FC Barcelona, the FC Villareal and Chelsea. The hessians are removed after the sovereign 1:0 with Inter Milan, are only four games from the finals. In the quarter-finals Eintracht Benfica Lisbon has to clear out of the way. The first leg on 11. April is rising in Portugal, in the return match on 18. April Frankfurt.
Fan-to the exclusion threatens to pyrotechnics-incident
However, the Eintracht against Benfica, the loss of a great advantage: After the Ignition of pyrotechnics when a guest threatens the game in Milan could punish the Fifa Frankfurt in the away game of the quarterfinals with a Fan-exclusion. A small group of Frankfurt supporters had a short time before the end of the game on Thursday evening at the San Siro ignited the stadium pyrotechnics. A flare was shot in the Inter-fan area, another landed after the game on the lawn. The European football Union had occupied the Hesse after Fan violence in the final group game for Lazio with a spectator exclusion for the next away game in the Europa League - but initially only for two years on probation. In addition, the Eintracht 80 had to pay 000 Euro fine. Now a non-sporty aftermath threatens again.
Sporty and it runs, however, Frankfurt have not won in this Europa League season, only two games behind the FC Chelsea (2,8) the best average in points per game (2,6) in the European competitions. There's also the FC Barcelona can not keep up. Eintracht belongs to this season, the most consistent German team, has lost not more than two games in the series. Only FC Bayern came out so far without such a Negative series. And also in the Bundesliga, Eintracht is one of the most consistent Teams and nine game days before the end of the season, only one victory behind the Champions League places. The season had begun very badly.
Frankfurt team is very homogeneous
in mid-August Eintracht Frankfurt knocked out of the regional division club SSV Ulm earned from the DFB-Pokal. It is the first duty was a game under the new coach Adi Hütter, then a great future was prophesied. It should be added to the middle of March, just seven more bankruptcies. In the year 2019 Eintracht Frankfurt is undefeated still completely. The Eintracht was able to compensate for the Italian top club Inter Milan also in the failure of the attack engine Ante Rebic.
This is mainly due to the fact that the team structure of the Frankfurt is very homogeneous, isolated Changes to the starting line-up have no big power waste. So, it falls to coach Hütter easy to rotate once. At the latest, in the final phase of the season, obviously, is that the harmony has been looking for a Trainer to bring the System - how to Schalke, where Domenico Tedesco failed to take it. Sports Board Fredi Bobic brought in a coach as the successor of Niko Kovac, similar to the offensive play. So Hütters convinced team in Europe and is also in witch's cauldrons, such as the Milan's San Siro.More about
Europa League Eintracht Frankfurt against Milan in the quarter-finals
goalkeeper legend Uli Stein had said before the game that the Eintracht come into the finals, if you survive the game in Milan. The chances are very good. (with dpa)