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With West Ham United into the semi-finals of the Europa League, West Ham World takes a look at the club’s next opposition – German side Eintracht Frankfurt…

Following the Hammers’ incredible 3-0 win over Lyon in the Europa League quarter-finals, the squad will now have to embark on a new adventure in the semi-finals.

West Ham will play Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt in the next round, before setting up a final with either RB Leipzig or Rangers in Seville.

Hammer fans have rejoiced everywhere in jubilation for the success of this West Ham team, but the club’s journey is not over yet and a difficult test is to come.

Eintracht Frankfurt Form

Eintracht Frankfurt have so far endured a tough campaign in European competition, topping Group D with 12 points following three wins and three draws.

A tough test against Real Betis in the Round of 16 resulted in a 3-2 aggregate win, before they drew Spanish giants Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

While everybody assumed it would be Barcelona to go through, Frankfurt provided the shock of the tournament to spectacularly win 4-3 over two legs to progress.

Despite their good performances in European competition, their league form has not been as impressive. Sitting 9th in the Bundesliga has left them far away from a European spot next season, so they will definitely be itching to beat West Ham over these two legs.

Eintracht Frankfurt Players to Watch 

Despite performing poorly domestically, Frankfurt should definitely not be underestimated and neither should the capabilities of their players.

The likes of Filip Kostic and Evan Ndicka are integral to their squads in the midfield and at the back respectively.

More forward-thinking players in Daichi Kamada and Rafael Santos Borre can definitely be a threat to West Ham’s defence, with the latter being their top scorer with nine goals this season.¬†

With defensive injury problems at West Ham, Frankfurt can definitely capitalise going forward so the Hammers will need to be on fine form in both legs to reach the Europa League final.

Potential all British Final?

All in all, Eintracht Frankfurt should not be underestimated.

Although, on paper, they may not seem as strong in comparison to other teams we’ve beaten this season if their result against Barcelona is anything to go by, they could provide another shock.

Having said that, we should still be confident that we can reach a first European final since 1976, and fans will be supporting the squad every step of the way.

With Rangers also in the semi-final, a blockbuster finale between two British sides could be on the cards – but the Hammers must defeat Eintracht Frankfurt first.