The top game of the week is the Europa League final. Eintracht Frankfurt is playing against Glasgow Rangers and has a real shot at the title. We’ll tell you where to watch the game here.
The Europa League final is something very special this year because a German club is involved once again: Eintracht Frankfurt is playing against Glasgow Rangers and it is the Hessian club’s first final appearance in a very long time. And even if Glasgow are tough opponents, the chances for Eintracht are good. The game can be seen on free TV and live stream.
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The top game between the German club and the Scots will be broadcast by RTL on TV and in the live stream. Not on Thursday, as usual, but on Wednesday, May 18, the “countdown” starts at 8:15 p.m. Laura Papendick moderates the entire evening, at her side is Karl Heinz Riedle, the expert for the evening. Kick-off is at 9 p.m., Marco Hagemann and Steffen Freund comment on the game.
Eintracht Frankfurt – Glasgow Rangers
05/18/2022 | 9:00 p.m
Europa League, final – extortionate hotel prices: 50,000 Frankfurters meet 70,000 Scots in Seville
The white wall in Barcelona, the strike against West Ham United and the last minute goal against Betis Seville. A few moments have already stuck with Eintracht Frankfurt from a wild European Cup season. Now the Europa League final against Glasgow Rangers in Seville is waiting on Wednesday. A look back at the people who have particularly shaped the course of the Hessians up to that point.
Kevin Trapp: Had a mixed start in the Bundesliga before experiencing a spark in the 2-1 win at Bayern Munich in the fall. The 31-year-old is playing outstandingly this spring and has played a major role in Eintracht’s surprising entry into the final. Former keeper Uli Stein even sees Trapp ahead of national team captain Manuel Neuer. “Kevin is the best in the Bundesliga at the moment!” Stein told the “Bild-Zeitung”.
Peter Fischer: Nobody lives the emotions of the club as much as the club president. Fischer is always with Eintracht, not just with the footballers. The pictures were telling when the 66-year-old drank canned beer in Plaça de Catalunya with the fans dressed all in white. In the evening, his club won 3-2 at FC Barcelona and threw the world club out of the competition. Fischer had previously described the games as “games of the century”.
Filip Kostic: In August, the Serb still wanted to leave Hesse. His goal was Lazio Rome, Kostic once even went on strike during training. But Eintracht didn’t let their winger go and – in retrospect – made the right decision. Kostic scores goals and submits hits, with his speed and his technique he is the motor on the left. After the victory at Camp Nou, he proudly hoisted the jersey in front of the fans as if nothing had happened last summer.
Oliver Glasner: Before the season, the Austrian met with a lack of understanding because he was leaving a Champions League club (Wolfsburg) and moving to a Europa League club (Frankfurt). Almost a year later he is in a European Cup final, while the Lower Saxony have already parted ways with his successor Florian Kohfeldt after Glasner’s successor Mark van Bommel.
The twelfth man: Is often invoked by many clubs, but is hardly as present and important at Eintracht Frankfurt as it is at Eintracht Frankfurt. “The whole of Germany is keeping their fingers crossed on Wednesday that they will win the cup after the fantastic performance,” ex-coach Friedhelm Funkel told the dpa. Over 30,000 fans attended Barcelona and almost all made it into the stadium. This time there should be even more – only with access to the stadium, which only has a little over 40,000 seats, it should be more difficult this time.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s President Peter Fischer put his own delegation in the mood for the Europa League final in Seville. “We will be the boss in the stadium. Alas, it’s your fault that I’m not allowed to drink from this cup,” said the 66-year-old official on Tuesday evening at a festive evening event hosted by the Hessians in Seville. The final against the Scottish runners-up Glasgow Rangers will take place there on Wednesday. Both clubs have tens of thousands of fans in the city.
Fischer and board spokesman Axel Hellmann have decided to go into the curve in advance and to motivate the fans who have traveled with them in the stadium. “My goosebumps are always the size of peas. They can get even bigger, the peas,” said Fischer. The approximately 800 guests were not here the night before the game “to drink and eat for free,” explained the club president drastically as usual. “What we’re doing here is doping.” For Frankfurt it would be the first international title since 1980.
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