Thursday 25 November 2021
Dream goals, excitement, meltdowns
Highlights of European football in videos
Eintracht Frankfurt scored another goal in the last minute, Bayer Leverkusen settled the summit match with a rising goal and Union Berlin reached the final. But a European Cup evening produces a whole host of other highlights and curiosities.
In the penultimate group game in the Europa League for Leverkusen, it looks like a defeat for a long time. Thanks to Robert Andrich’s double and a flash of inspiration from Florian Virts, Bayer still wins on their court.
94th minute: Unity strikes again at the last minute
In the 89th minute, it all looked as if the Eintracht fans had to walk off the field with their heads lowered. But once again the residents of Frankfurt showed good manners. Because in a good first half, Frankfurters reward each other in the second half.
The victory of the Union forces in “Kick the Cave” over Maccabi
More victory at work is not possible. In a game that has been gossiping for so long, Union simply uses its chances better than the opponent. With the win in Haifa, progress is still possible.
Rangers cheer for the strangest goal of the day
Between Glasgow Rangers and Sparta Prague, the evening will be about the perfect location to start the Europa League group final. Then defender Philip Banak makes a fatal mistake in determining the match.
Feyenoord scores thanks to the complaint arm and Zidane’s trick
Pyro party, send-off, goalkeeper errors – the match between Feyenoord and Sparta Prague offers everything football can do in 90 minutes. There is a special focus on Cyriel Dessers. The Feyenoord striker only scored a strange kick to equalize and came back in stoppage time.
Six goals scene: Marseille goes swimming in Galatasaray
Turkish record champion Galatasaray Istanbul does not want to show any nudity in front of a completely sold out house. Against Olympique Marseille, spectators see an entertaining game with ultimately harmless guests. The Dutch veteran meets just ten seconds after his substitution.
Sevillas succeeds Canales Traumtor à la Robben
Ferencvaros Budapest did not score a single point in their first four Europa League matches. It’s easy to imagine that won’t change in the penultimate match of the group stage. 1-0 after five minutes could be followed by ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Sergio Canales with a dream goal.
Exquisite preservation cannot prevent the elimination of Rapids
Even before kick-off, it’s clear how difficult the task is. Because the lockdown in Austria does not allow any spectators to enter the stadium. Rapid Vienna fights against West Ham United as best it can. In the Premier League club, an old friend from the Bundesliga is particularly persuasive.
Rangers win thanks to Morelos double against Sparta
Gerard’s successor Jeo van Bronckhorst can celebrate with the Glasgow Rangers. Striker Alfredo Morelos was particularly convincing in the Scots’ victory over Sparta Prague. The great example of a second goal doesn’t come from a teammate.
Soares leaves the cauldron cheer late in Piraeus
The starting position for Olympiakos is clear, with the Greeks winning it will certainly be one more round. Mesut Ozil is not with Fenerbahce, but another well-known face of the German League. The game swings back and forth, and nothing happens for a long time. Then comes the 90th minute.
Madison dances irresistibly through Legia’s defenses
‘No Vardy, no party’ is what Leicester fans are saying. However, the best English striker sits on the bench at the start of the match. The fact that his team can still cheer is due to the accuracy of Batson Dhaka and the consummate work of fellow national teammate James Madison.
Gotze can only be stopped if a foul occurs in the penalty area
Fans should stay out and miss an entertaining game. Led by the indefatigable Mario Gotze, PSV Eindhoven netted a virtually uncompromising win against Storm Graz. For Roger Schmidt’s side, three points are still possible.