Frankfurt stun West Ham, Leipzig win

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Eintracht Frankfurt have secured a brilliant 2-1 away win at West Ham United to seize the initiative in their Europa League semi-final tie.

In Germany, their Bundesliga colleagues RB Leipzig fought out a 1-0 home win over Rangers ahead of next week's second-leg match in Glasgow.

Daichi Kamada nudged the winner for Frankfurt early in the second half to the delight of the 3,000 fans who backed the Eagles in London.

And they will be dreaming of a trip to Seville for the May 18 final if they can survive next week's home leg, but will be aware they can take nothing for granted against the Hammers.

David Moyes's men cancelled Ansgar Knauff's first-minute opener through Michail Antonio before the break and also hit the woodwork three times - the last a thumping overhead kick off the bar from Jarrod Bowen in injury-time.

"It was one of those games where we had to dig deep, they had a clear game plan and made life hard but we got the result we wanted," said Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams.

"We know it's only half-time in the tie and we need to maintain our focus and performance for the return leg.

"We've been to a few cup finals before, but getting to a European cup final would be something special."

Leipzig in contrast dominated throughout against Rangers but struggled to create chances against the defensive Scottish champions.

Christopher Nkunku somehow failed to add to his 30 season goals when he rounded keeper Allan McGregor only to blaze off-target but Angelino's superb 85th minute volley finally got the breakthrough.

The second leg to come in Glasgow remains finely balanced with away goals no longer in force this season.

An all Bundesliga final could be possible in the competition for the first time since 1980 when Frankfurt defeated Borussia Monchengladbach on away goals.

Leipzig enjoyed 75 per cent possession in the first half against Rangers but managed just four shots and McGregor did not have a save to make.

That changed after the break but Rangers looked to have held on until a corner fell for Angelino and the full back volleyed sweetly into the corner from the edge of the box.

"It's always disappointing when you lose a goal so late in the game, but it's a 1-0 defeat," said Rangers coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

"The players did well and we know what we have to do next week. We play at home and the crowd at Ibrox will give us the energy we need."

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