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Frankfurt for the first time in 24 years in the second round

Eintracht Frankfurt has achieved for the first time since 24 years back to the knockout stages of an international competition. The Hesse won in the return matc

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Frankfurt for the first time in 24 years in the second round
Eintracht Frankfurt has achieved for the first time since 24 years back to the knockout stages of an international competition. The Hesse won in the return match of the sixteenth finals of 4:1 (2:0) against the Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk. The first leg was assumed to be 2:2. Before the game there had been a massive security checks by the police, what the Frankfurt club's leadership sharply criticized. the

Eintracht Frankfurt is a 4:1 (2:0) against Shakhtar Donetsk for the first time in 24 years in the second round of an international competition and is now hoping for the draw on Friday on an attractive lot. In front of 47 000 spectators in the sold-out Frankfurt Arena Luka Jovic met in the 23. Minute, twice Sebastien Haller (27. by hand with a penalty/80.) and Ante Rebic (88.) for the Eintracht, which had reached in between rounds of the first leg of the Ukrainian masters a 2:2. After the goal by Junior Moraes (63.) the UEFA Cup winners in 1980, especially in the case of two latte goals from Marlos (70.) and Taison (79.) in the meantime, trembling.

"these are the magical moments we have in Frankfurt. I enjoy it like the boys. It was a beautiful evening," enthused Eintracht sporting Director Fredi Bobic, and goalkeepers Kevin Trapp and there it was: "Sensational. It was unbelievable." Sebastian Rode, spoke of an "intense game" and added: "We had to run a lot, a lot to defend. Everyone in the Region has on the game is in a fever. It has had chemistry with the atmosphere. It was a great night."

Advance a clock was left clever performance of the team of coach Adi Hütter. No hurrah-style, but very patient and compact in the Defensive Eintracht acted, and then in the game to quickly put forward counter-the own qualities of play.

Massive security checks ahead of the game - criticism of the club management

The route was first full. The first promising attack brought the guide. Right-back Danny da Costa was on the outside and found his flank striker Jovic, took the opportunity to take. It was already the sixth goal in the competition and the 20. Duty game hit total of the Serbs.

And it was even better for the state of Hesse. Only four minutes later, rose Haller, a penalty, 2:0. Previously, Mykola Matvienko had blocked a shot from Sebastian Rode with the Hand. Rode had become after his return from a calf injury to get fit in time and could also accrue as of the last beleaguered captain David Abraham. Only Gelson Fernandes had to fit because of a thigh injury.

The quick 2:0 lead was Concord by the euphoric Fans celebrated correspondingly. Only a police operation in front of the game had been tarnished among the supporters of the mood. The security officials had feared the use of pyrotechnics and, therefore, before the game, solid controls carried out, what the club's leadership sharply criticized.

memories of the K. o. five years ago against Porto

The course of the game played, the harmony in the cards. The visitors were now in control of the match, but found a long time not to come Through against Eintracht cover. Indeed, there are good counter-attacking opportunities as the chances of Haller (30 were the hosts.) and Jovic (58.), not being able to use it.

So, the voltage came up again. Because Moraes, one of five native Brazilians in the starting XI of Donetsk, met after the submission of Ismaily. Suddenly, memories of the K. o. five years ago against FC Porto (3:3 to 2:2 in the first leg). It's the big Shaking started, first right after Donetsk hit twice the crossbar. But Haller was the third Frankfurt goal after a fine counter attack for sedation, marriage Rebic made everything clear.

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