After eliminating Atalanta, Leipzig reached the semifinal of the Europa League. A great result for the German team, lucky at the time of the draw as they did not even take the field in the second round due to the exclusion of Spartak Moscow, for war reasons. The team of the Red Bull group seemed in difficulty at the beginning of the season but the arrival on the bench of the former Schalke 04 Domenico Tedesco led Forsberg and his teammates to drastically reverse their performance. In the first leg, Leipzig won 1-0 against Rangers, coached by Dutchman van Bronckhorst, capable of winning the Scottish Super Cup against Celtic two weeks ago – 1-1 in the league over the weekend – after eliminating, among others , also Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League. Angelino’s goal 5 ‘from the end gives the Germans a great advantage, who can play with two out of three results, as even a draw would be enough for the pass to the final. Rangers, carried away by their fans – only one defeat in their last sixteen home games – dream of the feat.
Eintracht Francoforte West Ham
On paper it was the most interesting match between the two semi-finals and so it was in the first leg: West Ham and Eintracht Frankfurt gave birth to a high intensity match with reversals in front and sudden dangerous actions. The Germans took the lead immediately in the 1st minute thanks to Knauff’s goal but Antonio, with his eleventh goal of the season, scored the equalizer in the middle of the first half. The 1-1 remained so until the 54th minute when the Japanese Kamada – 5th goal in 11 games in the Europa League for him – to give a very important victory to the Glasner boys. A success that is worth a lot for Eintracht but West Ham have shown so far that they are not afraid of anyone, so much so that they have managed to eliminate more noble teams such as Lyon and Sevilla in the knockout rounds. The Eintracht is no exception, also because he ousted the favorite number 1 from the tournament, namely Barcelona, defeated by Kostic and his associates at the Camp Nou after the 1-1 first leg in Germany. Now West Ham must win by two goals to overturn the result of the first leg while a win with a margin would lead the match to extra time. With any other result, Eintracht would be in the final. 90 ′ or maybe more that are literally worth a season.