Eintracht Frankfurt’s sports director Markus Krösche was at odds with the procedure of hosts Sporting Lisbon before the decisive group game. “It’s a shame, I think it’s exaggerated, it’s about 5000 to 6000 tickets, that shows how much respect they have for us,” said Krösche on Tuesday at DAZN. Although there were still some free seats in Lisbon, numerous Eintracht supporters were unable to purchase tickets. If they win on Tuesday evening (9 p.m. / DAZN), Eintracht would move into the round of 16 in the Champions League.

Coach Oliver Glasner emphasized the courageous attitude of the Europa League winner before the group final. “I don’t know when we last drew. That’s never our approach. We always play to win. I think you saw that in many appearances,” said Glasner. The Hessians lost the first leg 3-0.

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