If the Frankfurters go to the Europa League, something is usually offered. So on Thursday evening. Eintracht went against Betis with a 2: 1 lead from the first leg in the game. In the 90th minute, however, the Hesse conceded the late counter hit and had to be in the extension. “We had it well under control, the game must close before,” Keeper Kevin Trapp said after the game at RTL.


In a rather chance-poor game, the Frankfurter missed that but therefore had to adhere. In the extension, Betis was even better in the game, the Eintracht had aluminum happiness. At the end, however, the hosts got the second or third air and threw everything forward again. A free kick from Filip Kostic landed on Martin Hinteregger and Guido Rodriguez in the first minute of the rewriting time of extension to the 1: 1 in the gate of the guests. It was the latest hit of the Europa League story.

What followed was pure ecstasy in the Frankfurt Stadium, which was filled with 25,000 spectators. “This is of course a beautiful story of football to win the game so. Everyone turns through, the whole stadium turns through, everyone wants to race somehow on the square and hug themselves. That’s football, but we play football,” also Trapp To the right words for this emotional moment he had experienced shortly before.

Knauf: “It’s hard to put into words”

Also Youngster Ansgar Knauf, who could have worried with his great chance (hit only the latte) earlier for a little more peace, was out of the moment. “It’s hard to put into words,” the 20-year-old. “That’s just a horny feeling, these are the nights for which you play football. We have done everything up again and made it in the end. We are overjoyed that we are in the quarterfinals.”

The round of the last eight will be drawn on Friday in Nyon (live! -Ticker near Thursday evening). And one thing is already certain: one of this famous notorious European apo evenings will certainly be allowed to experience the Frankfurter this season in its own stadium.