- 5000 fans accompanied Eintracht Frankfurt to Cyprus for the away match against Apollon Limassol.
- With the fourth victory in the fourth game, Frankfurt moved prematurely in the knockout phase of the Europa League.
- The coach Adi Hütter postpones his usual moderation after the match.
Adi Hütter stood clenched in front of the 5,000 enthusiastic fans and started celebrating the day in La Ola. After the early entry into the knockout stages of the Europa League, the introverted coach of Eintracht Frankfurt left his usual moderation and let his emotions run wild. "It was an incredibly beautiful moment," said the 48-year-old Austrian, describing the unfamiliar scene: "I wanted to thank the fans, because I have the feeling of being more and more in Frankfurt and the fans appreciate me".
As the only third German team after VfB Stuttgart (2010/11) and Schalke 04 (2016/17), Eintracht managed with 3: 2 (1-0) to Apollon Limassol in the first four games of the group of the four wins in the Europa League – and therefore the first jump in the lap of the best 32 teams. "It is surprising and impressive to be in this difficult group after four games with twelve points," said Hütter: "Progress is very important to me because it is not evident, of which I am proud".
Hütter was interviewed, defender Danny da Costa resumed the questions after the game.
Frankfurt is unbeaten in eight games
However, Eintracht has struggled with the Cypriot second-placed. "We have not always had everything under control," admitted midfielder Gelson Fernandes, "they have noticed that we are not so fresh". Thanks to goals from Luka Jovic (17 & # 39;), Sébastien Haller (55.) and Mijat Gacinovic (58.) was enough to win the DFB Cup. Frankfurt is unbeaten in eight games. Sunday, the series will be expanded in the Bundesliga against Schalke 04. If this happens, Hesse would go with 20 points in the international break.
The international interim budget is impressive too. Eintracht won the finalists already defeated last year, Olympique Marseille, has also presented the already qualified for the second round of the second round Lazio Roma and twice has carried out its service against the Underdog Limassol. "We can do Europe", board member, Axel Hellmann rejoiced.
Fans are already dreaming of Baku – the final of 28 May. Sports director Hübner still does not think so far: "We are looking forward to finishing the group and then we hope for an attractive opponent". At least Hütter suggested that Eintracht still has much to do. "It's just a milestone," he said about progress, "because we want to be longer in Europe."