It’s been another crazy week in the Europa League. Rangers defeated Braga in overtime. Christopher Nkunko scored a brace to lead RB Leipzig to goal Atalanta, cementing the club’s revival under Domenico Tedesco. West Ham have performed for the ages, thrashing Lyon 3-0 in France.
The semi-finals have been decided! 🤩
🤔 Who is going to Seville? #UEL pic.twitter.com/1vk29ef0fK
– European League April 14, 2022
However, the biggest talking point was Frankfurt’s elimination of Barcelona at the Spotify Camp Nou. Although the Catalans scored two goals late, the debate over the number of fans outside the stadium continues.
However, the stage is ready for the semi-finals later this month. football It has provided you with everything you need to know as the Europa League enters its penultimate stage.
When is it?
The Europa League semi-final matches will be held on April 28. Both matches will start at the same time (7pm UK time). The return match will be played on May 6 at the same time.
What teams are playing?
The two links are:
- RB Leipzig vs Rangers (The first step)
- West Ham United vs Eintracht Frankfurt (The first step)
The four teams were not considered strong contenders for the European League Cup when the competition began. On top of that, all of these teams have gone through turmoil this season. It’s very difficult to pick a favorite at the moment, but these matches have thrown up many interesting storylines.
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Subplots to watch out for
Needless to say, the fact that there are so many unpredictable teams, relationship topics will be unique. Therefore, it makes sense to analyze each team in detail and what can be expected of them.
It was a rollercoaster season for Leipzig. The season promised a lot under Jesse Marsh but it quickly went downhill. They were quickly falling back on the table and that was when Domenico Tedesco was brought in. He has overseen a huge transformation with RB Leipzig en route to their return to the Champions League.
Just 4⃣8⃣ Goal Contributions by Christopher Nkunko this season 🤯 pic.twitter.com/c3oZJQ3cV7
– LiveScore (livescore) April 15, 2022
Christopher Nkunko has had a truly ridiculous season with 48 goal contributions (30 goals, 18 assists) in all competitions. Josco Gvardiol has emerged as a real star in defense while Dani Olmo has returned to his old form. They will definitely fantasize about their chances of going forward and winning everything.
Steven Gerrard’s departure to Aston Villa could have derailed the club. Nevertheless, Giovanni van Bronckhorst managed to hold the ship well, having suffered only two defeats in the league. Those losses came against Celtic, who decided the Scottish title. Rangers had a record-breaking season last year, and this year has also been another strong season. Braga was blown up in overtime but the next challenge will be much tougher. Leipzig is not easy, and most likely a brilliant team in Europe.
David Moyes himself proves that he is a Goliath now. Having led the Hammers to the safety of the Premier League in its early days, Moyes took Europe by storm. The final win over Lyon was another statement of how far they’ve come in recent times. Jarrod Bowen has developed into a world-class talent while Declan Rice is one of the best talents in his position. What’s even more impressive is how the center back is a duo of Craig Dawson and Issa Diop. West Ham are also battling for a place in Europe for next season, and Lucas is set to return. Can Moyes go and win the title? It is definitely possible.
A group of serious players who do their best every time. Oliver Glasner has transformed this group into world class players. Philip Kostik continues to remind everyone of why he is the driving force. Daichi Kamada comes on his own and Frankfurt has some great young players like Ansgar Knauf and Jesper Lindstrom. Frankfurt have a lot of faith in themselves, and they weren’t bothered by facing even greater opposition in the first leg. These are the signs that believe in Germans looking to win their second European Cup.