Eintracht Frankfurt’s magical night in Milan


Not the FC Bayern, Borussia Dortmund or FC Schalke 04, but Eintracht Frankfurt is one of the last German representative in the current European Cup season. The harmony is above all thanks to their own Fans.

The European adventure of Eintracht Frankfurt goes to a magical night in the San Siro. With 1:0 (1:0) won Eintracht in the return game with Inter Milan and reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The first leg was assumed to be 0:0 draw. After the collective failure of the Champions League participants Eintracht is the only remaining team in the European Cup. The last German flag is blowing in international business. This is not due to the Bundesliga side in front of all his fantastic Fans, and also for the whole of Italy amazed:

“German Fans besiege Milan” was the headline about the newspaper “La Repubblica”. Of a “German Invasion,” said the Milan newspaper “Corriere della Sera”. Around 15,000 Fans of the Eintracht travelled to Milan, a record for an away game in the Europa League. During the day, a sea of Black, Red and White in front of the Cathedral of Milan was to be seen.

The police was with a large contingent of around 1,500. On a Video was to see how the Fans loudly singing through the city in the direction of San Siro stadium. The transport came ahead of the game in the evening, at times to a Standstill, as the news Agency Ansa reported. The fear of riots was great: Last year in December the Eintracht Fans had rioted during a game against Lazio in the capital. But this time, there were initially no reports of riots.

Thrilling European Cup Atmosphere

And even within the stadium of the Eintracht Fans were, although at the very top under the roof, Packed, from the beginning, for an exciting European Cup atmosphere. The team was inspired and sparked prompt a furious attack eddy. After not even three minutes Sebastien Haller met by a rebound of the Torlatte, only two minutes later, Jovic was in a duel and scored by Lupfer, the guide.

While the Fans of the two were in the stands in half for a real spine-tingling atmosphere, and around 30,000 Inter-Tifosi locker drowned out, resistance is the harmony of the temptation, einzuigeln the rear. The wages were a number of other opportunities, for example Haller (55.), Gacinovic (56.), Jovic (61./68.) and Filip Kostic (65./78.). Even Inter has now been phased manner dangerous, Matteo Politanos-shot (57.) and a distance shot from Milan Skriniar meant the best opportunities for the hosts. Overall, however, the Eintracht-Defensive acted to the very prudent Makoto Hasebe in the final phase-in extremely the saddle.

Some Incorrigible for a fly in the ointment

The Only Fly In The Ointment

“I am very proud of. The guys deserve it, because you have put in an outstanding performance,” said sporting Director Fredi Bobic, RTL. Defender Martin Hinteregger said: “We are delighted with the fantastic win against Inter Milan. This is madness.”

For a fly in the ointment, some of the unserved better under the Eintracht supporters, who fired in the final stage, the pyrotechnics, and even a flare in a Inter-Block fired. As a repeat offender a spectator ban for the next game threatens the harmony in the worst case. The majority of Eintracht-Fans turned to chants against the pyromaniacs.

jhr/yy (sid, dpa)