The Camp Nou gave wings to Eintracht Frankfurt, who seven days later beat West Ham 1-2. The hammers were the next victims of the team of the Bundesligawhat was accompanied by more than 3,000 noisy German fans. A white tide that silenced the london stadium with the goals of Knauff and Kamada. Two goals that bring Eintracht closer to the Europa League final in Sevillein the absence of the second leg in Germanywhich will be next week.
We didn’t have to wait more than a minute to see and hear Eintracht’s 0-1 draw, the work of Knauff after a ball bounced from the left side that the right winger was in charge of finishing off from the head. The ecstatic German supporters celebrated the goal, and for a few seconds, they looked like the home crowd, although the West Ham I would answer in the 13th minute. The hammers took advantage of the interior corridors of the Germans to leave Bowen alone in front of Trappbut the nerves betrayed the striker, who sent the ball to the post.
the doubts of bowen They were those of all the London players, so unaccustomed to this kind of match that they weren’t quite comfortable on the pitch. But the set pieces gave them back their confidence, and in the 21st minute, Lanzini hung a ball that Zouma was in charge of extending to the second post, where Michail Antonio appeared like a fierce to score the 1-1. After the goal, the West Ham sought to combine with Formals and Rice as standard-bearers of their game, but the chances ensured their absence.
Eintracht hit harder and harder. So, Knauff was about to make it 1-2 after scrambling inside the area. His shot went high and thus gave way to the second half, in which the Germans would go ahead again: Sow caught a rejection of an Areola stop and unleashed the madness again in the overcrowded visiting stand. He wouldn’t give up that easy. West Hamwhich with the input of Benrahma upped the gear and went straight for the tie. It was the Algerian winger who finished off with 20 minutes remaining, but the goal post Trapp he spat out his incredible shot. By then, the Hammers were so focused on attack that they gave back more than one chance.
Kamada was about to score 1-3 for Eintracht, which would have closed the tie in the absence of the second legbut he also found the stick, and the wood definitely became the great protagonist of the night, because in the 91st minute it would reappear, when Bowen launched a Chilean and the crossbar prevented the 2-2. That was the last occasion of West Hamwho fell in his stadium before the fearsome German players.
Jens Hauge (61′, Jesper Lindstrom), Benrahma (65′, Lanzini), Ragnar Ache (92′, Santos Borre)
0-1, 0′: Ansgar Knauff1-1, 20′: michail antonio1-2, 53′: Daichi Kamada
Referee: Serdar Gözübuyük
VAR Referee: Pol van Boekel
Djibril Sow (78′, Yellow) Hinteregger (80′, Yellow