Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL: Eintracht Frankfurt to face Rangers in UEL FINAL, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

Europa League Semi-Final – Eintracht Frankfurt beat West Ham United: Eintracht Frankfurt clinched a place in the Europa League final and ended West…

Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL: Eintracht Frankfurt to face Rangers in UEL FINAL, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL: Eintracht Frankfurt to face Rangers in UEL FINAL, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

Europa League Semi-Final – Eintracht Frankfurt beat West Ham United: Eintracht Frankfurt clinched a place in the Europa League final and ended West Ham’s dream run as Rafael Borre netted in a 1-0 win over the 10-man visitors. Aaron Cresswell’s red card proved costly as West Ham were eliminated in the Europa League semi-finals by Eintracht Frankfurt. Follow InsideSport.IN for latest sports news.

Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL: Eintracht Frankfurt to face Rangers in UEL FINAL, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

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Frankfurt wins 3-1: Despite sitting 11th in the Bundesliga, Frankfurt could end the campaign by securing a major European trophy and a spot in next season’s Champions League by winning the May 18 final in Seville.

Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL

After a scrappy start, West Ham were dealt a huge blow when Cresswell hauled Jens Hauge down on the edge of the area 18 minutes in, with the VAR advising referee Jesus Manzano to send off the left-back before Filip Kostic drove the resulting free-kick wide.

The hosts needed less than 10 minutes to make their numerical advantage count, as Borre swept a side-footed finish into the bottom-left corner after meeting Ansgar Knauff’s cut-back.

Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL: Eintracht Frankfurt to face Rangers in UEL FINAL, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL: Eintracht Frankfurt to face Rangers in UEL FINAL, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

The Hammers struggled to assert themselves in a boisterous atmosphere, but almost found a surprise equaliser when Evan Ndicka cleared off the line after Jarrod Bowen’s free-kick struck Kurt Zouma at the back post.

Aaron Cresswell and David Moyes sent off

Borre hit a left-footed volley into Alphonse Areola’s arms immediately after the break, before Craig Dawson headed Michail Antonio’s cross straight at Kevin Trapp after an hour.

Moyes was sent off for a touchline outburst as West Ham’s European dream slipped away, before Tomas Soucek missed a glaring headed chance in the final minute as the hosts cruised into the final.

Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL: Eintracht Frankfurt to face Rangers in UEL FINAL, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL: Eintracht Frankfurt to face Rangers in UEL FINAL, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
Frankfurt build on first-leg triumph for historic semi-final win

Frankfurt’s victory saw them reach their first European final since the 1980 UEFA Cup, when they beat Borussia Monchengladbach on away goals after a two-legged 3-3 aggregate draw.

With the win, Glasner’s men have also become the first German team to reach finals in both the Europa League and UEFA Cup.

Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL: Eintracht Frankfurt to face Rangers in UEL FINAL, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL: Eintracht Frankfurt to face Rangers in UEL FINAL, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
What’s next? 

Glasner’s men can now look forward to a meeting with Rangers in the final on 18th May, where the winner will lift the Europa League trophy. They have domestic duties first though, facing Borussia Monchengladbach and then Mainz before they do battle with the Scottish side.

For West Ham, they will have to put this disappointment behind them and turn their attentions back to the Premier League. They still have work to do if they want to play European football next season, with a visit to Norwich City next as they look to stave off Wolves for the final European place.

Europa League Semi-Final: Frankfurt beat 10-men West Ham to reach 1st Europa League FINAL: Eintracht Frankfurt to face Rangers in UEL FINAL, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

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