Eintracht Frankfurt is the European League winner. With the victory in Seville, a 42-year international drought for the traditional club ended. In addition to the cup, the first participation in the first division is celebrated. Returning home will be an unforgettable experience.
aWhen Captain Sebastian Rudd appeared on the balcony of Frankfurt City Hall at 9:35pm, next to him goalkeeper Kevin Trapp raised the silver Euro bowl into the air, Römerberg turned into a crazy house with about 8,000 cheering and dancing Eintracht fans. “Here’s the thing, let’s keep partying,” Rod said in a hoarse voice.
A day after the “Seville Festival” with the final 5:4 victory on penalties against Glasgow Rangers, the European champions were treated at Eintracht Frankfurt to a huge party of a hitherto unknown dimension. There was an emergency in the big city – despite the storm that broke out in the early evening. The total number of supporters in the city center is expected to reach 100,000.
With the silver bowl in their luggage, Eintracht’s entourage landed on time at the airport in the main capital on Thursday. The motorcade headed to Romer, ten kilometers away, but the flight was delayed because convertibles were repeatedly stopped by enthusiastic supporters. Even before arriving, torrential rain accompanied by thunder and lightning covered. However, this did not affect the mood. Fans voted all Eintracht’s anthems louder such as “We are all Frankfurt children” or “Here the SBU rules.”
The fans of the Bundesliga club entitled “In the Heart of Europe” were not only wet. They also had to be patient after the team’s arrival, until Trapp, the penalty kick killer, or Rafael Buri, who hit the last ball from the penalty spot, appeared on the balcony. In a ceremony at Kaisersall City Hall, the city honored the great success of Eintracht by entering the Golden Book. “What a victory, what a team. Our grandchildren will always remember this victory,” said Mayor Lord Peter Feldman (SPD).
Winning a European title for the first time in 42 years not only makes Frankfurt more attractive, it also gives German football more prestige and gives the traditional club, which now has 100,000 members, a lot of impetus. Inconceivable when Eintracht, who reached the Champions League by winning the European Cup, caused a sensation in the Super Cup on August 10. Then the opponent in Helsinki is Liverpool FC or Real Madrid.
Thousands of fans not only paid tribute to the football star of the Hessian after the sensational coup, but also politicians. “We’ve seen real heroes,” said Interior Minister Nancy Visser. Head of State Hessian SPD said the historic victory was a huge success for all German sports.
Hessian Prime Minister Volker Bouvier was also enthusiastic: “Eintracht Frankfurt is a real figurehead. “We are very proud of this achievement,” said the politician from the CDU. The Chairman of the Federal Green Board, Omid Nouribor, was stunned. “Don’t ask if it happened. that. I don’t know. But I will think about it with a smile for the next 42 years,” tweeted the president of the Bundestag fan club Eintracht Bundesadler.
Football professionals celebrated the success of fairy tales on a grand scale until 6am at a club in Seville. “It was so much fun,” CEO Axel Hellmann told Hessischer Rundfunk as he drove into the city center and rejoiced at “a great community with great solidarity.” Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner wanted to continue celebrating after the big win: “We’ll see how it goes at night.”
After the final whistle on Thursday evening, the grand party of Eintracht supporters, who took to the streets in the bars and streets of the Hesian state capital, also took off. The constant chants, chants, and honking of car horns didn’t end until dawn. About 60,000 fans alone witnessed the match of the century for the Hessians in public viewing at the Frankfurt Stadium.