Eintracht Frankfurt plays the Europa League final and meets Rangers from Glasgow in Seville. A large crowd of fans is expected again, although both teams only received 10,000 tickets. Here at SPOX you have all the developments in the live stream.
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Tuesday 17 May 2022 10:50 pm: Frankfurt is in a state of emergency
Not all Frankfurt fans arrive in Seville, but there is also an emergency in Hesse. The public display at Commerzbank Arena was sold out a long time ago. That is why there should be other smaller public scenes for 5,000 to 6,000 fans in Frankfurt in front of the circuit. Should Eintracht win the cup, the celebrations are well planned. A grand reception will be held in Romer on Thursday. The trophy and the team that pre-signed the Golden Book of Frankfurt will be presented on the balcony of the Romerbal. Up to 200,000 fans are expected to participate in a possible celebration of victory over Römer.
Tuesday 17 May 2022, 9:00 PM: Appeal to Rangers fans
With all the anticipation for a big fan party in Seville, there are also safety concerns. Rangers in particular have one history or another, which is why the club has now taken action to demand calm in advance. Graeme Souness, who has had great success with the Scots as coach and has a good reputation, has spoken to fans through the club’s official channels.
Tuesday, May 17, 7:56 p.m.: Speech artist Oliver Glasner
At the press conference, Oliver Glasner had just been asked a question in English, and he initially answered in English as well, until he was told he was welcome to answer in German. After a short conversation he said:I will do it in German.“Laughter in the hall. Glasner: ‘That’s how it is when I talk to the players.'” “In any case, the atmosphere with the Eintracht coach is really good.
Tuesday 17/05 – Eintracht press conference in live broadcast
7:56 PM: That’s it from the press conference!
7.55 pm: Rafael Borre on his experience in Frankfurt: “Everything is very positive. German players are very direct and like possession. I am used to holding the ball longer. I had to learn this mentality first. Things, how we move, I became part of my players. I have to I thank the coach for that.”
7:53 PM: Oliver Glasner on the fans: “Our fans are extraordinary. Also, what strains of travel do they take to accompany us. There are countless factors for success. And this one. Both camps have the most fans. Thank you so much to our fans that tomorrow they will be shouting at us for the win.” .
7:52 PM: Oliver Glasner on Tota: “He’s consistently playing at a really good level. It wasn’t easy for me at first, but he kept getting better. Of course we wanted to keep him longer and we tried. I’m very happy with that. It worked.”
7:51 pm: Sebastian Rudy on the fans: “You get goosebumps every time from what you can experience tomorrow. Both camps will guarantee fans an impressive atmosphere.”
7:49 pm: Rafael Buri in the Europa League final after the Copa Libertadores with River Plate: “The cup was a great experience, it’s a different situation now. It’s a great moment and a great opportunity to play this final with Eintracht Frankfurt. We did great things. We have a great team spirit, and that’s what brought us to here “.
7:48 pm: Rafael Buri in his conversation with Rangers player Alfredo Morelos: “We talked. Unfortunately, there can be no tomorrow, but I think we will see each other. We play together in the national team, so the exchange is there.”
7:47 PM: Oliver Glasner on returning to Spain: “I would love to be in Spain. Of course it is different because we played against Spanish teams then and now we play against a Scottish team. I would love to be here because I love tapas. The final is there.”
7:46 pm: Sebastian Rudy on the importance of the game: “For me, this is the highlight of my career. It will be a huge match tomorrow!”
7:44 pm: Oliver Glasner talks about the opponent with the ‘British mentality’: “Rangers are a team that is constantly busy in interventions. They are always ready to defend the goal or score a goal. They play a lot with one contact and perform well. Dive down.”
7:43 pm Oliver Glasner on Jesper Lindstrom: “He completed the final training without any problems. He will be ready for work tomorrow. I have to think about whether we bring him from the start or from the bench. Again and decides tomorrow. Except for Martin Hinterger they are all fit.”
7:42 PM: Oliver Glasner on the opponent who knocked out Dortmund and Leipzig: “If you succeed in facing the second and fourth places against the Bundesliga, you are the favorite if you play against the eleventh in the German League. But both teams deserve to be in the final. . You can clearly see the Dutch influence. Glasgow with the ball, but you also see the British mentality. All of Europe can look forward to this final.”
7.40 pm: Oliver Glasner on the semi-finals: “Not all are the same. The press conference is later than usual, and the last training session later too. We intentionally took the slot at 7.30pm so we didn’t have to eat until 10pm there you don’t sleep well – I know that from my experience I don’t see that we are very comfortable here either. I know the guys very well. They are exciting!”
7:39 pm: Oliver Glasner on emotions in Europe: “The Europa League has grown. I am very proud of the matches and what I led. There was a good atmosphere in training. I was very relaxed and very happy.”
7:37 pm: Sebastian Rudy first on the energy of the fans: “If one of the videos comes to the team hotel, we have to absorb the energy. Then we feel the heat. It will be great.”
7:36 pm: Now all concerned here, let’s go!
7:34 pm: We’re just hearing: Glasner and the players are still in interviews. Delayed a few moments here.
Tuesday, May 17, 7:23 p.m.: Eintracht-PK in the live stream
In a few minutes we will also tell you about the Eintracht Frankfurt press conference here in the live broadcast tape. Let’s see what Oliver Glasner reveals. There are also: Sebastian Rudd and Raphael Buri.
Tuesday May 17 7:20 p.m.: Rangers aggressive coach
Rangers coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst showed himself aggressively in the Scottish press conference. “The final will only be great if you win it,” the Dutchman said. “That’s why we’re here to win it. It’s a great chance to win the second title in the club’s history.” Van Bronckhorst explained that the atmosphere in the team “is very good, and we are looking forward to the final. We have prepared well and will be ready.” Captain James Tavernier added that the team wanted to “bring the trophy back home”. The Rangers had already traveled to Andalusia on Monday to get used to the more than 30-degree heat. Van Bronckhorst also highlighted the qualities of Eintracht. “They are a well-organised team, they have very fast players, and they can hurt you when substituting. They deserve to be here,” the 47-year-old confirmed: “Two teams with a lot of history and a big fan base – that would be a lot of fun.” It is a game of “enjoy”.
Tuesday May 17, 6:17 pm: Open letter from Eintracht
Eintracht Frankfurt wrote an open letter to their fans ahead of the biggest game in the club’s recent history.
The team begins its message before the Europa League final: “If you read these lines, we are getting close to Seville. This place should be very special for Eintracht Frankfurt.” Conscious.” In front of a strong Rangers team, you have to do everything in your power to bring the cup back to Frankfurt for the first time in 42 years.
The team is looking forward to Wednesday’s “exciting and peaceful final. The atmosphere at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is going to be phenomenal. We know our greatest trump will be behind us,” reads the message, “We feel your energy! And we get what we all deserve.”
Tuesday May 17, 6:01 p.m.: Tota extends contract
Good sporting news ahead of the final: Eintracht Frankfurt prematurely extended his contract with central defender Tota, which originally ran until 2023, until June 2026. The 22-year-old Brazilian joined SGE in January 2019 from FC Sao Paulo. “He has taken the next step in his development this season and has become a key player in our squad,” said sporting director Marcus Kroes. In Martin Hinterger’s absence, Tota will be of particular interest on Wednesday.
Tuesday 17 May 2022, 5:45 pm: Eintracht collection point
Hooray, hooray! Frankfurt is here! And quite a few. Back in the Europa League, white, the trend color for this Eintracht Europa season, some of it already, but most of the announced 50,000 should make it to Seville on Wednesday – some via the most brutal route. On Tuesday, there was a lot of work going on in the plaza adjacent to Plaza de España. The Eintracht Festival for fans is scheduled to take place here on Wednesday. General viewing and some music features included. So, dear Eintracht fans who don’t know where to go when they’re there: enter the Plaza de España in your sit-down navigation and celebrate. And Spox Read on, but celebration comes first, of course.
Tuesday 17 May 2022, 5:30 PM: The party starts
Sevilla is already in the hands of two camps of fans a day before the Europa League final. Although both clubs only secured 10,000 tickets, more than 100,000 fans from Scotland in particular announced their arrival, some taking ferries from North Africa to Spain because the direct route was either too expensive or no longer bookable. But it is also known that Frankfurt fans love to travel and their representation will be much more than 10,000 on the field. “They are really ready for it,” Frankfurt board spokesman Axel Hellmann announced last week. “This impresses me.”