Eintracht Frankfurt was a guest at West Ham United in the semifinals of the Europa League. Oliver Glasner’s team wanted to land the next coup after beating FC Barcelona at Camp Nou. The guests actually got off to a good start with the “Hammers”. After just one minute, Kamada pushed through to Boree in the center. He played the ball into the barrel of Knauff, who heaved the ball into the corner from four meters. West Ham spoke up for the first time in the 14th minute. After a perfect through ball from Rice, Bowen only had Eintracht keeper Kevin Trapp in front of him, who was able to deflect the shot to the bar.
West Ham eventually equalized with a set piece. Zouma crossed after a free kick at the second post. Antonio got the shot from point-blank range. Trapp could only fish the ball out of the gate. In the second half, Frankfurt celebrated the lead in the 54th minute. Frankfurt combined in a confined space into the penalty area. Lindstrom played to Sow. West Ham keeper Aréola makes a save, but it’s straight to Kamada, who finally put the ball over the line to make it 2-1. A shot from the pole by Kamada could have increased Frankfurt’s lead even further. On the other hand, the Glasner eleven were very lucky when Bowen had his back to the goal, but hit the crossbar with a wonderful overhead kick. So it ended up being a narrow 2:1 victory for Frankfurt.
A wait-and-see game developed between RB Leipzig and Glasgow Rangers from the start. The guests from Scotland in particular were extremely disciplined on the defensive and left little room for the Leipzigers on the offensive. So great opportunities were initially non-existent. In the closing stages of the game, the hosts picked up the pace again. Adams tested Glasgow goalkeeper McGregor. The Glasgow keeper kept the upper hand and saved the ball for a corner. The Rangers cleared the corner kick that followed, but Angelino volleyed it off and put Leipzig in the lead. Leipzig takes a narrow 1-0 lead in the second leg.
In the semi-finals of the Conference League between Feynord Rotterdam with Gernot Trauner and Olympique Marseille, an open exchange of blows developed from the start. The Dutch took the lead in the 18th minute through Cyriel Dessers. Two minutes later Luis Sinisterra made the double strike perfect. Marseille got back into the game in the 28th minute in the person of Bamba Dieng. In the 40th minute, the French were able to equalize the deficit. Gerson made it 2-2. However, Marseille got off to a really bad start in the second half. After a catastrophic back pass from ex-Salzburger Caleta Car, Dessers switched the fastest and then marked his brace. So Feynord ultimately travels to Marseille with a 3:2 win.
In the parallel game between Leicester City and AS Roma, the hosts had their first big chance. Maddison crossed to the second post where Castagne dived the ball just wide of the target. Although the hosts had the better start, Rome was able to write first. Zalewski penetrated unhindered into half of the home side. The Pole then had his eye on the starting Pellegrini. He brought the ball flat into the near corner through Schmeichel’s legs from nine yards out. The goal left its mark on the Foxes. Leicester City came back to life in the 67th minute. Brans broke through and put it across to Lookman in the penalty area. This pushed the ball over the line to 1.1. That was equivalent to the final score.