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A 6-1 thrashing by a rival for a top-four finish threw the Europa League semi-finalists into a panic at the worst possible time
An emphatic result feels as if it should be a definitive, a full stop either positively or negatively. Eintracht Frankfurt will have sore heads and aching pride after Sunday’s humbling at Bayer Leverkusen – “a dark day,” in the words of their coach Adi Hütter but no die has yet been cast midway through a week that had shaped up to be a defining one for the Bundesliga’s big overachievers this season.
Sat in the middle of an intensely-demanding two-legged Europa League semi-final with Chelsea, an opportunity to all but finish the chances of a direct rival for the fourth Champions League place loomed large, but it was just too much for them. It started badly and by the time Martin Hinteregger headed the ball into his Continue reading “Frankfurt’s ‘dark day’ leaves dream season in danger of hitting the rocks”