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Salzburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt Europa League tie postponed due to HURRICANE with Austria to be battered by 75mph winds

RED BULL SALZBURG'S Europa League tie against Eintracht Frankfurt has been postponed due to a hurricane warning in the Austrian city.

Winds of over 75mph are expected to hit Austria on Thursday night, and following a crisis meeting, the Round of 32 second leg match will have to be rescheduled.

A Uefa statement read: Due to a storm warning, the public authorities in Austria have postponed tonight’s Uefa Europa League round of 32 tie between FC Salzburg and Eintracht Frankfurt.

"An announcement will be made by Uefa in due course about the re-arranged date and time for this match to be played."

Salzburg are on the brink of exiting the Europa League after they were thrashed 4-1 by the Bundesliga outfit last week.

Commenting on the postponement, the club said: "Due to a hurricane warning for tonight, with gusts of up to 120 km/h (75mph) being forecast, FC Red Bull Salzburg's Uefa Europa League match against Eintracht Frankfurt had to be cancelled today.

"This decision had to be made by the local security authorities at a recent crisis meeting, which included Uefa and representatives of the two clubs, local authorities and the Salzburg police.

"Due to the extreme gusts of wind forecast for the greater Salzburg area, a safe departure and a safe stay on the stadium site - neither for the spectators nor for the people working at this sold-out event (29,000) - could not be guaranteed.

"The new date for this game will be communicated as soon as possible."

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