Thousands of people are waiting for the SGE in Römer – the police are busy fighting

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The magical European Cup night continues now in Römer in Frankfurt. The arena is full, and the team is on the move. News Ticker.

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+++ 4:24 pm: The Römer hotel in Frankfurt is crowded all the time. The organizer of the festivities has so far counted 5,700 people, a Frankfurt police spokesman said upon request. Just before 4pm, Frankfurt police posted a tweet reporting a fight in Römerberg. Emergency services are already on the way and they are checking the situation. It is not known if the incident was related to the festivities in Romer.

The mood is generally calm and so far without any major incidents. A Frankfurt police spokesman said there was no concrete evidence of an escalation of the situation. However, experience shows that excesses can certainly occur during the evening. The police spokesman said that even if the cause of the celebration was positive, that did not stop some fans from being violent.

Eintracht: Roemer fills up the SGE reception – a fan seriously injured on the field

+++ 3.30 pm: There will be no cup winners in the arrival hall at Frankfurt Airport, the club announced Thursday afternoon (May 19). At 3 p.m., the team is supposed to get on the plane in Spain, and when they get home, they quickly head toward Römerberg. The procession rolls along Hans-Thoma-Strasse, Schweizer Strasse, and Untermain Bridge, among other places. For the masses, it is advisable to travel by bus or train, as there are huge traffic restrictions.

Römerberg was already filling up hours before the planned reception. According to the organizers, there are still places left empty at about one o’clock in the afternoon. The city of Frankfurt recently posted a map on Twitter showing entrances to the site. Fans are told to use these portlets “so everything runs smoothly”. For those who can no longer get a seat directly in front of the town hall, there are also LED walls on Mainkai, at Paulsplatz and at Rossmarkt.

+++ 1:08 pm: It appears that an Eintracht Frankfurt fan who fell from the stands during the match was seriously injured. As Bild newspaper reported on Thursday, the Frankfurt Ultras supporter was said to have fractured his tibia and fibula. According to the report, he is supposed to be transferred to Frankfurt on Thursday for an operation. After the man and another fan fell, the Eintracht fan curve temporarily stopped supporting them.

Also in Gissen, a man was injured at a spontaneous celebration in the city center when a car flipped on his foot. Another man was arrested.

Update from Thursday, May 19, 6:35 a.m.: Eintracht Frankfurt made that dream come true for themselves and the fans: the Europa League winners. On the night of Thursday (May 19), downtown Frankfurt turned into one party district. In addition to the peaceful processions and chants, there were also riots after the final victory.

Police reported “clashes and damage to property” via Twitter. Among other things, “the equipment was dealt with” that would be necessary to celebrate the victory on a large scale.

Later it was especially popular on Berliner Strasse. A large crowd blocked the road there. Law enforcement officers in Frankfurt reported that some revelers threw bottles at emergency services.

Eintracht Frankfurt: a radio car dashed by the revelers

The state of emergency in Frankfurt is likely to continue throughout the day. “It’s a sea of ​​shrapnel,” a police spokesman told dpa on Thursday morning (May 19).

Among other things, a radio car from the first police station was run over while celebrating people after they climbed to the roof. On the other hand, many fans celebrated Eintracht’s victory loud and lively in the streets, but without violence.

The city of Frankfurt expects about 100,000 revelers to receive the Champions Cup trophy on the Römerberg, which was scheduled for around 7pm beforehand. Four car parks within the city have been closed since morning due to the expected rush, and there are restrictions on the movement of trams.

At their home in Frankfurt, Eintracht fans celebrated with smoke bombs and Bengalus. © Frank Rampenhorst / D

Eintracht Frankfurt: That was the mood until the start of the match

+++ 8.43 pm: Best atmosphere on the square in Frankfurt. Only one victory from the SBU is missing now.

General view in Frankfurt.
General view in Frankfurt. © p.

+++ 7.34 pm: The Frankfurt Arena, where the audience is shown today, is slowly filling up.

General view in Frankfurt.
General view in Frankfurt. © p.

+++ 6.42 pm: About 10,000 Eintracht Frankfurt supporters walked to the final stadium in Seville. At the cheerleader’s march, almost all SGE fans wore white T-shirts and sweatshirts. Tens of thousands of Adler fans got into the mood for the final match against the Glasgow Rangers at a fan festival in Prado de San Sebastian.

+++ 5.41 pm: Former Bundesliga player and 2014 world champion, Bastian Schweinsteiger, keeps his fingers crossed for Eintracht Frankfurt against Glasgow Rangers. “It’s time for this title to come to Germany. Good luck, dear Eintracht! Reward yourself for this strong season in the Europa League.”

+++ 4 pm: Eintracht also supports rival Rangers Celtic Glasgow. Celtic fans have repeatedly posted SGE logos on Twitter.

+++ 1:23 pm: German clubs stick together. Some German clubs were already wishing Eintracht “a lot of success” in today’s final. Including Hannover 96 and the neighboring club FSV Frankfurt. But Eintracht does not only receive support from Germany. In the round of 16, rival Betis Sevilla kept the accusing finger with Eintracht.

+++ 11.37 am: Preparations are underway – not only in the Eintracht team, but also in the city of Frankfurt. The Eintracht flag has already been hung over Romer and preparations are already being made for possible festivities.

Eintracht Frankfurt ready for the final: the president ‘wanted to drink from this dirty cup’

+++ 10.46 am: From Antwerp via Seville and Barcelona to Seville: The FR was part of Eintracht’s exciting journey into the European League. It was not only hot inside the stadium, but also outside the stadium. This includes experiences with Belgian troublemakers or playing at home in Spain. These are the most exciting stories that never happened on the pitch and tips for the end.

Eintracht Frankfurt fans stand in front of a huge trophy in Seville.  He's supposed to win the cup today.
Eintracht Frankfurt fans stand in front of a huge trophy in Seville. He’s supposed to win the cup today. © Daniel Gonzalez Acuna / dpa

+++ 10.26 AM: President of Eintracht Peter Fischer I really want to win the cup. He made it clear again at an evening event on Tuesday (May 17th). Fischer has a very special reason why Eintracht should win the cup. “I want to drink from that damn cup tomorrow, I want it. You are not here to drink and eat for free – what we do here is dope.” He ranked the value of winning the Cup in his own way: “Winning the European Cup is a thousand times better than the race. Because these awards are a curse, a rare curse.”

+++ 9.32 am: A few days ago, Eintracht Frankfurt fans started their journey towards Seville for the Europa League final in a variety of ways. Even today, many supporters make their way to Andalusia, as is the case here at Frankfurt Airport – all in white, of course!

Eintracht fans on their way to Seville check in at Frankfurt Airport.
Eintracht fans on their way to Seville check in at Frankfurt Airport. © Thomas J. Schmidt

Update from Wednesday, May 18 7 AM: At Römerberg in Frankfurt, preparations are already underway for Eintracht to win in Seville. Should SGE win the Europa League final against Glasgow Rangers, a big party is scheduled for the following day (Thursday) in the city centre. A number of tram lines will be canceled and access roads such as Mainkai will be closed to vehicular traffic. According to a report by Hessenschau, the city explained: “Anyone who is not a fan of football and does not want to celebrate with Eintracht is well advised to avoid downtown Frankfurt on this day as a precaution.”

Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final – a city in a state of emergency

First report from Tuesday 17 May: Frankfurt/Seville – The gaming game is coming to Eintracht Frankfurt. On Wednesday (18 May) they will face Glasgow Rangers in the Europa League final in Seville. For Eintracht, it is a chance to win her first international title in more than four decades.

The party in Römerberg after Eintracht's last win in the DFB Cup in 2018.
The party in Römerberg after Eintracht’s last DFB Cup win in 2018. © Boris Roessler / dpa

The ecstasy in the environment is enormous for both finalists. “These are two traditional clubs that bring a lot of fans to the city,” says Eintracht goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. An estimated 130,000 fans are expected in Seville: 80,000 from Scotland and 50,000 from Frankfurt. Someone even came by bike, keeping a promise before the second leg against West Ham. A big rush of fans is also expected in Frankfurt. The public display at the Eintracht stadium has long been sold out. That’s why there should be other smaller public shows for the 5,000 to 6,000 SGE fans in front of the track.

Eintracht Frankfurt wants to crown the exciting European League season

Eintracht is having an exciting season in Europe and is still undefeated. Eintracht Frankfurt was not afraid of big names like Barcelona. With these achievements, Frankfurt gained a lot of respect and good reputation in Europe. However, a victory in the final would crown the international season. In addition to winning the Europa League, SBU will also be safe in the group stage of the Champions League. Qualification to the “first class” will inject between 20 and 25 million euros into the coffers of the SBU.

Eintracht Frankfurt
After winning the 2018 Cup Final, Romer was in a state of emergency. It could look similar on Thursday. © Jan Hubner / Ulrich / Imago Images

The major celebrations, just in case, are already planned and prepared. On Thursday (May 19th) there will be a grand reception at the Romer Hotel. 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. (jo/smr)

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