FRANKFURT – If the Italian teams disappoint in Europe, even the referees don't joke. Orsato di Schio was the author of a disastrous performance during the Europa League match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Benfica. The Italian referee validated Kostic's goal despite being scored in a clear offside. This goal gave the Germans the advantage that later in the second half went through thanks to Rode's markings. Orsato's mistake was decisive for the qualification of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semifinals and it cost the elimination of Benfica from Portugal who attacked him severely. We remember that in the Europa League there is no var and therefore the referees cannot be helped by technology as in Serie A and in the Champions League.
Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semifinals, will play against Chelsea.
EINTRACHT-BENFICA 2-0 (one-way: 2-4) 37 ′ Kostic (E), 67 ′ Rode.
(E) EINTRACHT FRANCOFORTE (4-2-3-1): Trapp; Da Costa, Abraham, Hasebe, Falette; Fernandes, Rode (86 ′ Torró); Kostic, Gacinovic, Rebic; Jovic (76 ′ Paciência). Coach: Hutter
BENFICA (4-4-2): Vlachodimos; André Almeida (79 ′ Jonas), Ruben Dias, Jardel, Grimaldo; Gedson Fernandes, Samaris, Fejsa, Rafa Silva; Joao Felix, Seferovic. Coach: Lage Booked: Abraham (E), Falette (E), Rebic (E).
Thanks to the 2-0 win against Benfica, Eintracht Frankfurt overturned Lisbon's 2-4 and qualified for the Europa League semi-finals. The Germans, who during this Europa League have already won against Lazio and Inter, will face Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea in the semifinals.
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