Europa League: RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt stand in way of historic Rangers vs West Ham final

West Ham and Rangers are on the brink of making history as they bid to set up a first European final between an English and a Scottish side.

The two clubs are hoping to meet in Seville next month for the Europa League final on May 18.

But standing in the way of this historic occasion are two German teams, as the semi-finals see Eintracht Frankfurt take on West Ham and RB Leipzig play Rangers.

Europa League semi-finals

  • Thursday: First leg – West Ham vs Frankfurt & RB Leipzig vs Rangers
  • May 5: Second leg – Frankfurt vs West Ham & Rangers vs RB Leipzig

Sky Sports talks to Sky in Germany’s Frankfurt reporter Dennis Bayer and Sky in Germany’s RB Leipzig reporter Philipp Hinze to give us the lowdown on the two Bundesliga sides and find out whether they will stop an all-British final in Spain…

How important is the Europa League for these two sides?

14 April 2022, Spain, Barcelona: Soccer: Europa League, FC Barcelona - Eintracht Frankfurt, knockout round, quarterfinals, second legs, Camp Nou. Frankfurt's team celebrates the 2:3 victory. Photo by: Arne Dedert/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
Frankfurt players celebrate at the Nou Camp after knocking out Barcelona in the Europa League quarter-final

DB: Frankfurt are as excited as you can be. The league is done for them. They’re ninth so they can’t go up or down. It means they’re putting all of their eggs into the Europa League basket.

They’re not focusing on the league now, they’re just focusing on the Europa League and that’s their cup to win and their chance to go to the Champions League, so they’ll be fully focused to put everything in against West Ham.

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Here are some of Frankfurt’s season highlights from Kevin Trapp, Filip Kostic, Rafael Borre & Co.

The Frankfurt fans are crazy about this too. They’re going all in with their team, they travel all around Europe with them like we saw in Barcelona. Many people will go to London without a ticket, so I think they’re going to go there and have some fun wanting their team to win.


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Published Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 13:00:00 BST

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