Shortly after midnight, Eintracht captain Sebastian Rode lifts the Europa League trophy into the night sky of Seville. Then the wild night of partying begins in the Andalusian metropolis, ending at 5:30 a.m. in a nightclub.
At 11:54 p.m., Rafael Borré scored the decisive penalty kick and ensured Eintracht ecstasy at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, home of Sevilla FC.
Almost 20 minutes later, team captain Rode is allowed to lift the pot into the sky. While confetti and fireworks adorn the ceremony, club president Peter Fischer smokes his first cigarette as Europa League winner in the Uefa box.
The players hug each other on the pitch, cheer, dance and scream. The team goes into the fan curve, the club anthem “In the heart of Europe” sounds. Timothy Chandler presents the trophy to the supporters, absolute goose bumps in Andalusia.
Shortly after 1:00 a.m., coach Oliver Glasner gives the press conference – and his players give him a beer shower.
90 minutes later, the Eintracht team bus, accompanied by a police escort, leaves the stadium – and according to “Bild” reaches the “Antique Theatro”, a hip nightclub in Seville, at 2:45 a.m. Goalkeeper Kevinn Trapp roars in a hoarse voice: “I love the club, I love Eintracht Frankfurt.” It was the best moment of his career, according to the keeper. At this time, Goncalo Paciencia also lets his emotions run wild on Twitter.
There’s a boisterous celebration to techno music, and the Eintracht club anthem is played again and again. Shortly after four, the first Frankfurt players withdraw, including Danny da Costa and Aymen Barkok, as reported by “Bild”.
At 5:30 a.m. the Champions League anthem sounds as the grand finale, and then the last players leave the discotheque. But the party isn’t over yet, because 200,000 fans are expected at the Römer in Frankfurt after the return flight.