Eintracht Frankfurt will face Benfica at Commerzbank-Arena, in Frankfurt, in the Europa League Quarter-Finals second leg. Eintracht Frankfurt against Benfica is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Both strong and talented squads will play for Semi-Final of second biggest European Tournament. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Eintracht Frankfurt is playing their most sensational season in Europe and Bundesliga. At the beginning of the season, no one expected that they would play at such a high level. Very talented players show beautiful and confident football. Many of the young talents have already targeted the top European clubs. The UEFA Europa League is already small competition for them, so the team is aiming at getting into the Champions League. Now in Germany they are fighting for the fourth line and want to play football against the strongest. Eintracht lost the last match at home ground against Augsburg. Probably, main squad players are concentrated on taking revenge against Benfica.
Luka Jovic already scored 8, and Sebastien Haller (Abdominal strain) scored 5 goals in Europa League. Unfortunately, O. N’Dicka suspended due to the red card and will miss this next match. Moreover, T. Tawatha will be absent due to an Ankle injury and several players are still under question. The Eagles are looking very strong at counter attacks, aerial duels, and finishing scoring chances. However, they have weaknesses at keeping possession of the ball, avoiding the offside and defending against long shots.
Benfica played the game against Setubal with the same result as with Frankfurt 4:2 in Primeira Liga. Now they stand at 1st place with the same amount of points as FC Porto. Both teams are still participating in Europe competitions. Benfica has a lot of talented and good players in the team. Almost every year, several players go to the top clubs in Europe to continue their career at the highest level. This year, they can win 2 cups, if they do everything for this and beat all rivals.
All main squad players are fit, however, some of them still under question after injuries. Benfica this season is very strong at finishing scoring chances, counter attacks, attacking down the wings and creating scoring chances.
Europa League Quarter-Finals first leg
After a perfect Joao Felix game, he was called one of the biggest talents in the world. The first match finished with Benfica’s win 4:2. Felix scored a hattrick and made an assist. Unfortunately, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Evan N’Dicka was sent off on the 20th minute. Even after that, Frankfurt scored twice, so we can only imagine how much they could score if there will be no red card. Portuguese controlled the game by 51% of possession. Both teams made the same amount of shots, and in general, we saw an even game.