West Ham 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Goals: Antonio (31and) for the Hammers // Knauff (1D), Kamada (54and) for the Eagles
In a semi-final of the Europa League with an intensity that has nothing to envy to the best encounters in the Premier League, Eintracht won 2-1 in London and put pressure on West Ham for the second leg. The Germans once again knew how to kill their opponents in their highlights.
This match started with a clear goal, and even the Hammers would have dropped: “The show started? » Still in a stopped position, the English watch Borré send a caviar for Knauff at the far post (0-1, 1D). After taking a big blow behind the head, Bowen wakes up the Olympic Stadium by hitting the post (14and). In the aftermath, Souček sends a very good free kick for the header of Zouma, which returns to the far post for Antonio. The Jamaican sinks and scores his first goal in twelve games (1-1, 21and). An opportunity that the hams of the West did well to materialize, since the other men of the first period are called Kamada, Kostić and Hinteregger.
Back from the locker room, Souček sends the first strike in the direction of Trapp, just to remind us that the Hammers can also start at the referee’s whistle (49and). He misses the target, and lets the Germans put on a layer, when Lindstrøm sends an exceptional pass for Sow. Areola pushes back, but Kamada followed well (1-2, 54and). Definitely cursed, the Londoners hit the amounts twice at the end of the match, on totally crazy actions. Benrahma, just entering, sends a floating long shot that grazes the skylight (68and), then Bowen tries an incredible overturn hitting the bar (90and+2). Eintracht remain undefeated in the competition and can dream of a final.
Trapp will still finish ahead of Areola, definitely.
West Ham (4-2-3-1): Areola – Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell – Souček, Rice – Bowen, Lanzini (Benrahma, 66and), Fornals-Antonio. Coach : david moyes
Eintracht Frankfurt (3-4-2-1): Trapp – Tuta, Hinteregger, Touré – Knauff, Sow, Rode, Kostić – Lindstrøm (Hauge, 62and), Kamada-Borré (Ache, 90and+3). Coach : Oliver Glasner
by Anna Carreau