The Europa League was won by the team that went all the way in this tournament
First of all, we note the “origin” of the winner and finalist of the Europa League: in the decisive match of the tournament, the teams that played in the group stage of the LE met, although before the start of the playoffs, fans and experts expected a triumph rather from one of the powerful people from the Champions League. Eintracht dealt with Barcelona, BorussiaDortmund and RB Leipzig knocked out the Rangers, Sevilla, Porto and Atalanta were eliminated long before the final. Try betin live at 22Bet and make money!
Eintracht is the first German winner of a one-legged UEFA Cup/Europa League final
The last two two-match UEFA Cup finals in the 1995/96 and 1996/97 seasons were won by German clubs Bayern and Schalke, but after the switch to one-match finals, things were not going very well for the representatives of the Bundesliga: only two finalists (Borussia Dortmund) and Werder) and not a single victory. Until last night. Eintracht Frankfurt became the first club to win a one-leg final of the tournament and the first German UEFA Cup winner in 25 years. And the Eagles also broke the ten-year Anglo-Spanish hegemony in the Europa League: teams from these countries jointly won 10 previous draws.
In the completed Bundesliga draw, Eintracht took only 11th place
The Europa League was won by the middle peasants of the Bundesliga. In the completed championship, Eintracht scored 42 points (10V 12N 12P) and only in terms of additional indicators was ahead of Wolfsburg and Bochum, which have the same number of points. It is clear that at some point successful performances in the Europa League and concentration on this tournament became a factor influencing the results in the domestic arena, but the difference in the incarnations of the Glazner team is still impressive. Apparently, this is the famous cup character.
Eintracht Frankfurt win the UEFA Cup for the second time in history
In continuation of the conversation about the cup character, the following circumstances should be noted. In its entire history, Eintracht only once became the champion of Germany (in 1959), but won five German Cups. And now the Eagles have two international victories, both times Eintracht won the UEFA Cup with a difference of 42 years.
In the 1979/80 season, four German clubs occupied the semi-finals: Stuttgart, Bayern, Borussia Gladbach and Eintracht. The Eagles from Frankfurt am Main first dealt with Bayern in the semi-finals, and made a peppy comeback – they won at home 5-1 in overtime after losing 0-2 in the first leg. In the final against Borussia, the away goal rule decided – home 1:0 turned out to be preferable to away 2:3.