He lives European League victory
Weddings postponed, hundreds of thousands expected – this is how Frankfurt celebrates
Eintracht Frankfurt is the European League winner. Today heroes are welcomed home, and the city is preparing for an emergency. The team will leave Seville on the last plane. All developments in the live broadcast tape.
HIntertracht Frankfurt achieved the historic coup. Hesian side beat Glasgow Rangers 5-4 on penalties in the UEFA Europa League Final. There was a celebratory night at Sevilla’s last stadium after the club won their first European Cup in 42 years. The celebration continues in Frankfurt on Thursday. Players are expected around 6pm, and the city will be in a state of emergency – and several 100,000 people are expected. All developments in the live broadcast tape.
This is how the party works in Frankfurt
The plan is for the players, coaches, supervisors and officials at Eintracht Frankfurt to leave Seville on a private plane around 3pm – the winner lands in Frankfurt and is greeted.
A motorcade takes you from the airport to Romer. The square is a popular place for marriage. However, in the run-up to the final, all weddings scheduled for Thursday have been postponed. Eintracht wants to invite the affected couples to a home game next season. From 5:55 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Human Resources department broadcasts the team reception.
Clashes did take place Thursday night between partying soccer fans and police in the city centre. “It’s a sea of shrapnel,” a police spokesman said in the morning. Among other things, the radio car of the first police station was damaged by people celebrating after they climbed to the roof. Some fans also threw bottles at emergency services, Frankfurt police wrote on Twitter. On the other hand, the vast majority of people celebrated Eintracht’s victory loud and lively in the streets, but without violence.
10:17 am: The most beautiful photos and tweets from the night
10.05 am: Over ten million fans watched the final victory over RTL
The UEFA Europa League Final gives the RTL a huge ranking success: as many as 10.24 million watched the match on Wednesday night. The average was 8.99 million.
9.45 a.m.: “We are very proud of this achievement,” says Bouvier
Hessen State Premier Volker Bouvier (CDU) congratulated Eintracht Frankfurt. “Eintracht Frankfurt is a real figurehead. We are very proud of this achievement,” said Bouvier, who was in Seville for the final: “Before every match, the fans sing the song ‘In the Heart of Europe’.” Our country and the city of Frankfurt think and live in European terms. So winning a European title is something very special for us.”
9.10 am: Google celebrates and congratulates
Google also congratulates the people of Frankfurt. And in a very charming way. Simply enter “Eintracht Frankfurt” in the search mask and press Enter.
9.01 am: Press commentary on the Frankfurt victory
- Telegraph: Aaron Ramsey misses crucial penalty in penalty shootout as Rangers suffer heart attack in Europa League final
- daily Mail: “It ended with heartbreak, but what a fantastic journey Rangers have taken in Europe this season… Those who have been there in Seville will have stories to tell for years to come.”
- the sun: Rangers’ fairytale run across Europe ended in defeat after Aaron Ramsey missed the crucial penalty against Eintracht Frankfurt.
- Scottish sun: “Cruella Sevilla (Cruel Seville). Rangers fail in the last hurdle after losing on penalties
- Parents: “At the other end of the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, Eintracht fans cheered after an unusual and unexpected rally. On the other hand, the Rangers fans fell silent for the first time. But those who remained paid tribute to the players who did everything they could and were broken by losing a golden opportunity. They have waited fifty years. To get a European Cup; who knows how long they will have to wait for another chance.”
- Mundo Deportivo: After a difficult match that ended in a draw after 90 minutes and 30 minutes of extra time, the penalty shootout decided the continental title in favor of the Bundesliga representative. It’s been 42 years since Eintracht last won a European title.”
- El Pais: “Colombian Bouri crowns Eintracht in the Europa League final”.
8.52 am Fans complain about lack of drinks
Fans of Eintracht Frankfurt have complained about closed drink stands. Television expert Ralph Gunesch, who is now coach of Eintracht, tweeted that the part of the upper tier had shared two stands before the match. “Since kick-off, there has only been one stand with only beer (six bottles of water arriving every 10 minutes),” the former professional added.
The allegations increased Thursday night on social media. UEFA, as the match organiser, was asked to comment. Eintracht won the match 5-4 on penalties at the 44,000-seat Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Wednesday evening.
8.12 am: Glasner believes in Kostick’s whereabouts
Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner highly expects winger Philippe Kostik to play for the European champions next season. When asked if he thought Kostick played his last game for Hessen against Glasgow Rangers, Glasner said with a smile: “No, I don’t think so. He has one year left on his contract. We talked on the field, but I won’t tell you what. I think this wasn’t his game. Last “.
The 29-year-old Kostik went on strike last summer to force a move to Lazio Roma. Eintracht kept his strength and stuck to Kostik, who then played a solid season. The Hessians now have an additional argument: they can play in the Champions League in the 2022/23 season. The winger’s one-year contract expires on June 30, 2023.
7.53 am: Congratulations from FC Barcelona
Barcelona, who lost in the quarter-finals, responded by congratulating Eintracht Frankfurt on winning the European League title. “Congratulations @Eintracht for winning the Europa League title in Seville,” the largest Spanish club wrote on Twitter on Thursday evening in German.
In the quarter-finals, HSI won 3-2 at Camp Nou in April, at times advancing 3-0. About 30,000 visiting fans came to the giant stadium in Barcelona. The Catalans then got into heated debates over the ticket policy at these Games.