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Frankfurt advance to the final after defeating West Ham

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Frankfurt defeated West Ham 1-0 in their Europa League semifinal second leg on Thursday.

Eintracht Frankfurt advances to their first European final in 42 years after defeating West Ham United 3-1 on aggregate. Rafael Borre scored the winner in the 26th minute, beating the English side for a second time after winning 2-1 in the first leg last week.

Aaron Cresswell was dismissed for a professional foul on Jens Petter Hauge in the 19th minute. Therefore, West Ham were playing 10-man for most of the game.

After the red card, Eintracht Frankfurt were able to play in the wide areas easily. The hosts took the lead in the 26th minute through Borre when Knauff laid back the ball to Borre in the box. 

Eintracht Frankfurt went into the break with a one goal lead and a 3-1 aggregate score. West Ham had a chance when Kurt Zouma’s effort was cleared off the line just before halftime.

West Ham were ineffectual after the second half as they were down to ten men. Due to the lack of chances created by West Ham, Moyes was frustrated and he kicked the ball at the ball boy, who he thought was wasting time. 

This victory means Frankfurt will face Rangers in the final of the Europa League on May 19th at Sevilla. 

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