Eintracht Frankfurt in Champions League: Déjà vu in Marseille

Geasy opponent, similar signs. Like almost exactly four years ago, when Eintracht and Olympique Marseille faced for the first time under European auspices, there were considerable restrictions for Frankfurt football fans. At that time, they were even forbidden to be live on site at the Stade Vélodrome. Because of previous misconduct by French supporters, the Europa League game took place with the exclusion of spectators.

This time the situation is a little different. If the Ligue 1 championship second Marseille and the Bundesliga eleventh Frankfurt this Tuesday (9 p.m. in FAZ live ticker for the Champions League and at DAZN) in the premium competition of the European Football Union, the stadium will be full to bursting.

Among the 66,000 spectators there will be 3,300 Eintracht fans, as well as coaches Oliver Glasner hope for a turnaround. After the unsuccessful start to the first Champions League campaign, Eintracht needs a quick course correction. Otherwise threatens after the 0-3 opening defeat against Sporting Lisbon and another unsatisfactory performance on the French Mediterranean coast, the early end of all premier class dreams.

“We have to learn from this”

The Eintracht coach has a clear idea of ​​how things should go this Tuesday in terms of sport and atmosphere. "We all want a peaceful football festival with two great traditional clubs in Europe. The performances shown so far make me positive for a very intense game," said Glasner and reminded on Monday at the press conference in the Stade Vélodrom that "we have a better record away than at home". The coach, who was recently beaten in the Bundesliga, sees the key to a desired victory in “a high level of mental readiness. We didn't reach our performance limit against Wolfsburg. We have to learn from that.”

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