West Ham suffered a 2-1 defeat in opposition to Eintracht Frankfurt within the first leg of the semi-final conflict of the Europa League on Thursday on the London Stadium.
The house facet created a number of nice alternatives to attain however they have been actually unfortunate with their efforts.
Regardless of the defeat, the Hammers are fairly assured that they’ll salvage the tie within the return leg, particularly with the away objective rule now scrapped.
German newspaper Bild (28 April) praised Frankfurt with the headline “Now the ultimate is so shut.” One other German newspaper Leipziger Volksdeitung has claimed that the Hammers have suffered a “shock” defeat.
Large second leg
Jarrod Bowen got here near snatching a draw within the dying minutes of the sport, however his effort bounced down off the crossbar.
It took hardly a minute for the guests to open to scoring and it surprised everybody. The Hammers regrouped and located the equaliser by Michail Antonio who scored his eleventh objective of the season.
Stated Benrahma additionally got here near scoring. The Hammers received away from house in opposition to Lyon within the earlier spherical, and they’ll hope to provide one other related efficiency once they journey to Frankfurt subsequent month.
The guests appeared harmful on the counter-attack, and David Moyes must be cautious within the second leg, though the tie is much from over.
Kurt Zouma made a shock restoration from an ankle harm and he was drafted into the facet, however he had a really poor sport.
In different West Ham information, a BBC pundit has slammed Moyes’ harsh criticism of 1 key West Ham man.