News : Eintracht Frankfurt reaches the Europa League – Sport


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Eintracht Frankfurt reaches the Europa League - Sport


Eintracht Frankfurt stormed into the group stage on a chaotic Europa League evening. The Hessen won the play-off second leg against Racing Strasbourg 3-0 (1-0). Filip Kostic (60.) scored the deciding goal to make it 2-0 with a fantastic free kick, after Ante Rebic had been at the center of attention in the first half.

The recently criticized attacker was initially instrumental in the Frankfurt (26) involved, as his sharp cross Stefan Mitrovic steered into his own goal. Later, however, Rebic also flew off the field (44th) because he met the opposing goalkeeper Matz Sels after a tackle - a controversial red card. Danny da Costa (67.) made it clear with the 3: 0.

Sels had bent after the action on the lawn - and thereby provoked in the opinion of the Frankfurter only too hard decision of the referee Orel Grinfeld. There were arguments on the way to the cabin.

"Strasbourg coach has struck," said Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hübner at Nitro: "Ante has not hit the goalkeeper properly.The mood that prevailed in the corridor here, the officials have to think about what they do here." But it went on chaotically.

Strasbourg also plays ten in the end

Strasbourg's Dimitri Lienhard hit Frankfurt midfield player Dominik Kohr after a tough tackle (55 '). His dismissal was different from Rebic's undeniable. Nevertheless, something went under, that the Frankfurt showed an impressive performance.

Driven by 47,000 spectators in the sold-out arena, the hosts ran, ate and grazed right from the start, leaving little room for their opponents to develop. "We're all ready for the group stage," coach Adi Hütter had said the day before perhaps the most important game of the season.

It had the Eintracht without Captain David Abraham (muscular problems) get along, but Rebic was fit in time. And that paid off not only because of the leadership: The Vice World Champion was visibly striving for reparation after the listless performances of the recent past, with energetic tackling and determined body language went on the 25-year-olds.

The first chance of Eintracht, who took over control of low-ranking guests with kickoff, however, had creative player Daichi Kamada (7). At the same time, Frankfurt had to take into account the imminent threat of counterattacks in its offensive drive. Because a goal of the French League Cup winner would have made the already difficult task ohenhin unnecessarily difficult.

However, before the hectic closing phase of the first half, Frankfurt had only one direction, Goncalo Paciencia (38.) had almost scored the deserved second goal with a treacherous touchdown. That was really worth seeing Kostic.

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