As the euphoria of no boundaries seemed to know more, she was still the reason. With 2:0 Eintracht Frankfurt had just defeated Benfica in Lisbon, and so after the 2:4 in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Europa League managed. Eintracht Board member Axel Hellmann later spoke of "a great, Yes the historical night" for the club. For the first time in 39 years, the Frankfurter stand in a European Cup semi-final, back in 1980, Eintracht Frankfurt won the Uefa Cup - because the enthusiasm can crest once, overlapping.
Concord Directly after the final whistle with a deafening cheers of the 45 000 followers and was celebrated, stormed from the North-West curve, more and more Fans in the interior. A gang behind the gate fell to the ground and as they were frightened themselves, this fallen gang, the limit, is not exceeded, the Ultras of the unity. The gang was re-erected and the Party went on behind them. Die-hard Fans of the Eintracht slowed down in the last second and prevented a space storm that might have had dire consequences. Finally, the club will play after a number of transgressions of some of his followers on probation. But the Uefa squeezed after rockets from the Eintracht Block at the away game with Inter Milan, all available eyes and saw a lock on the Fans for away matches. The continental Association does not want to dispense with these images and this enthusiasm, as you League are to be seen at Games of the eagles in the Europe, apparently. No club takes this competition so enthusiastic as Eintracht Frankfurt, for a long time, the last representative of German football in Europe.
It is difficult to determine who pusht whom more: The Fans with their enthusiastic chants and Cheers, the team, or the team with your passion and the Fans. No matter, the Euro-euphoria in Frankfurt, now of Chelsea FC from London are waiting in the semi-finals. Sporting Director Fredi Bobic says: "It is always harder, but it also makes more and more fun." Chelsea is the biggest enemy: But the harmony has self-confidence. Coach Adi Hütter says, it was perhaps the biggest Surprise is that the harmony under the last Four and Chelsea was the favorite in the semifinals: "But I also know what is in my team." This Elf and these Fans is trust in this European Cup season, a lot of things, Yes everything.
The manage a little happy, but deserves
In the preliminary round they won all the games against Limassol, Lazio and Olympique Marseille. And in the Ko.-Phase, she turned off now to Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan, Benfica Lisbon, the third big club that had started the season in the Champions League. "The fact that we can compete at this level, makes me proud. If the light goes on here and this anthem is played, feel the players, as they fell in a magic potion", reveled the Board of management, Axel Hellmann, and was proud to be clear: "The famous Bella Figura, we will not give, against Chelsea." Translated means: to be Just, for this harmony is far from everything.
The more come against Benfica was a little happy. Scorer Filip Kostic when 1:0 (36.) clearly in an Offside position. The Portuguese complained and quite rightly so, requested the video evidence, but there is in the Europa League until the semi-final. It is bizarre. Why is in the final, a new rule that was not in the competition until then? Coach Bruno location was banished to the complaints of the referee Daniele Orsato in the stands. However, the victory of Eintracht was ultimately deserved, because Benfica's scoreline in the first half, far too passive and coach the match-winner of the first leg until the final phase on the left and hidden The exceptional talent of Joao Felix, the three hits in the first leg of a roller in the centre scored, and the game a week ago, dominated, got Thursday night left the Ball.Frankfurt gives a team spirit, as all the players were in the same village
grew up in The Eintracht team, however, showed once again their impressive inner drive that characterizes them in this season. In the squad of the Frankfurt although there are professionals from 17 Nations, but the team gives a team spirit, as all of the players grew up in the same village, and had spent their Childhood together on the football pitch. In the decisive duels in Frankfurt were always a tip-Toe rather on the Ball, always being a little bit greedier than your opponent. The 2:0 lead thanks to a beautiful shot of Sebastian Rode (67.) was only in danger once again, as a substitute Eduardo Salvio hit the post (85.). Previously, the Portuguese had only one overriding goal-scoring opportunity, after Felix was taken, and his back-pass would be hit by the leg of the Eintracht defender Simon Falette almost into the goal (47.).
Ironically, Falette stand on this night, a symbol for the resistance force of unity: for Three months he was on the outside, was only used, because Evan N'Dicka was locked after his red card in the first leg and the winter commitments, Martin Hinteregger (injured) and Almamy Toure (not reported) were. He mutated from the extras for the critically-acclaimed heroes: With his last tackle, he prevented in injury time, a goal-scoring opportunity of the Lisbon, after the Guinean national player of cramps was replaced shaken - and with frenetic applause adopted. Falette got a special praise from coach Hütter, as well as striker Ante Rebic. Rebic caught in fact, one of his best days this season. And on a day like this, the Croatian is a player who wants to play with the head through the wall and also creates. To stay with the magic potion-the image of the Executive Hellmann: Rebic, the Benfica players collided, as the Roman soldiers, Obelix. He grew again beyond themselves, but in the first leg against Chelsea on 2. May, yellow-missing locked.
On limits move from Eintracht this season. Now this team has grown to a dangerous Challenger for the FC Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Europa League and in the League have all the chances to create the qualification for the Champions League. However, the Concord can keep this desire in the effort in fact, up to the end of the season successful? On Easter Monday, the VfL Wolfsburg have a tough Test, after between the two Benfica Games against Augsburg in the League at home was lost. "One slip, and it also allows us time", says Sebastian Rode. He meant, of course, the 1:3 defeat against Augsburg - and not which, although surprising, but fully deserved success in Europe.