Eintracht frankfurt hopes for next european league party

Eintracht frankfurt hopes for next european league party

After 24 years, eintracht frankfurt wants to reach the eighth finals of an international competition for the first time again.

In the europe league second leg against ukrainian champions shakhtjor donezk, the DFB cup winners must not lose after a 2:2 draw in the first leg. Even a draw with more than two goals against – as five years ago in the 3:3 against FC porto – would mean the end of the match. Hurra-fubball is of the hessen still unbeaten this year today thursday (18.55 o’clock/nitro and DAZN) so rather not to be expected.

THE TACTIC: eintracht coach adi hutter, who is actually an advocate of an offensive style of play, is focusing first and foremost on protecting his own goal against donezk. "We can’t just run forward and score goals. For us, it’s first and foremost about not conceding a goal. If we succeed, we’ll be further along," said hutter.

The fact that the injured gelson fernandes is out of action in defensive midfield and that two other defensive players, david abraham and sebastian rode, are questionable, does not make the task any easier. "There’s still hope for both of them," said hutter. At least the duo was able to complete the final training session on wednesday afternoon.

THE FANS: the frankfurters can rely on their audience as always. "The fans’ enthusiasm is carrying us through this competition," praised hutter. The game is sold out for a long time, the atmosphere will be fantastic, as it was in the victorious group games against lazio rom, apollon limassol and olympique marseille. "We will have a twelfth man behind us. We want to make the most of this advantage," said head of defense makoto hasebe.

THE OPPOSITE: nevertheless, respect for schachtjor is rough. After all, the ukrainians played at eye level in the first leg despite being outnumbered for 80 minutes. "This is a top team," said hasebe. Above all, eintracht must stop the fast reversal play if it wants to be successful. "Tactically, we have to play a top game in order to advance," said hutter.

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