Europa League final-32 collision between Salzburg and Eintracht Frankfurt DEFERRED amid ‘hurricane warning’ and 75 km / h wind expected in town
- The Europa League last 32 match between Salzburg and Eintracht Frankfurt has been eliminated
- Tie, who leads Frankfurt 4-1 after the first leg, is called off in the midst of hurricane warning
- 75 mph winds are expected in the city and the crisis meeting was called
- The competition is moved to a date that is likely to be next week to fit in before the last 16
The Europa League final 32 collision between Red Bull Salzburg and Eintracht Frankfurt has been postponed due to a hurricane expected to arrive in the Austrian city.
Frankfurt led 4-1 from the first leg last week and crossed the border to defend their advantage on Thursday-evening, but the game is now out.
Both clubs confirmed the news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, referring to the hurricane on the way to Salzburg and expected 75 km / h wind.
The Europa League match between Salzburg and Frankfurt starts in the midst of a hurricane warning
Eintracht Frankfurt led the score 4-1 after an impressive victory in the first leg last Thursday
In a statement on their website, Salzburg wrote: “Because of a hurricane warning for tonight, with gusts of wind up to 120 km / h, the UEFA Europa League match of FC Red Bull Salzburg against Eintracht Frankfurt had to be canceled today.
“This decision had to be taken by the local security authorities at a recent crisis meeting, including UEFA and representatives of the two clubs, local authorities and the Salzburg police.
‘Due to the extreme gusts of wind in larger Salzburg, a safe departure and a safe stay on the stadium grounds – neither for the spectators nor for the people who worked on this sold-out event (29,000) – could not be guaranteed.
“The new date for this game will be communicated as soon as possible.”
The last 16 round of matches in the tournament are scheduled for March 12 and 19, which means that the rescheduled round of 32 collisions is likely to take place next week.