Eintracht Frankfurt will be without influential centre-back Martin Hinteregger for the Europa League Final against Rangers after being forced off with injury against West Ham United.
The German side defeated the 10-man Hammers 1-0 on the night to win 3-1 on aggregate and book a place in the competition’s final where they will face off against Rangers on May 18th.
But they will have to do it without Martin Hinteregger after he suffered a season-ending muscle injury and was subbed off in the first half of the win over West Ham.
The problems also don’t end there for Frankfurt, with four players in total coming through the West Ham game with issues.
Midfielder Djibril Sow suffered a broken nose in the match whilst Rafael Santos Borre – linked to Rangers in the summer – and Jens Petter Hauge are both suffering from tight hamstrings.
Manager Oliver Glasner claims that the side – who sit 11th in the Bundesliga with their season effectively over in Germany – won’t risk any more injuries ahead of the final.
Martin Hinteregger ruled out of Rangers v Frankfurt Final
“Hinteregger has suffered a major muscle injury, which means he is out for the season,” said Glasner [Bulinews].
“That’s a shame for Martin (Hinteregger) and for us.
“Djibril Sow broke his nose. We have to see how we deal with it, whether he gets a mask. Borre and Hauge are both feeling a bit of pinching. We will not risk any muscle injuries.”
Rangers have already overcome two German teams to reach the Europa League Final with RB Leipzig the latest to fall on the club’s Ibrox sword.
Coming from 1-0 down in the first leg, Rangers defeated RB Leipzig 3-1 on the night to win the tie 3-2 and win a place in the Europa League Final.
This comes after Rangers had defeated Borussia Dortmund, Red Star Belgrade, and SC Braga to reach this stage of the competition.
Frankfurt had overcome Real Betis and FC Barcelona before playing West Ham having finished top of their group earlier in the Europa League campaign.
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