Eintracht Frankfurt Shock Barcelona To Arrive At The Europa League Quarter – Finals

Eintracht Frankfurt is going to play West Ham United in the semi finals of the Europa League thanks to a 3-2 victory over Barcelona in the next leg of the quarter final on Thursday evening..

The tie was delicately poised at 1-1 through the first leg in Germany, however Frankfurt had been ahead only 4 minutes into the match in Spain, with Filip Kostic scoring from the penalty area after Eric Garcia had awkwardly brought Jesper Lindstrom on the ground.

The visitors then doubled their advantage in the 36th minute as Rafael Borre worked out the ball onto his right foot prior to unleashing an unstoppable effort past Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen..

A dissatisfactory first forty five minutes for the home side saw them manage only one attempt on target with Frankfurt in total control despite only having thirty one % of the possession in the first period.

In the second period, Barcelona ought to have scored early when Ousmane Dembele discovered Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, however the Gabon international missed the left-hand cross.

Then Aubameyang was denied in the 56th minute by Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp, however the visitors put the tie behind the La Liga outfit in the 67th minute when Kostic scored his second goal of the match by skillfully picking out the bottom corner.

Barcelona had an attempt from Sergio Busquets chalked off for offside in the 84th minute, however the seasoned midfielder did get his name on the scoresheet in the final exchanges to make the home fans something to cheer.

In the latter stages, Luuk and ronald Araujo de Jong both missed excellent chances for the Catalan outfit, with nine minutes of extra time signalled, and the visitors lost Evan N ‘Dicka to a late red card for an elbow on Luuk de Jong before Memphis Depay scored the second goal of Barcelona out of the penalty spot.

However, Frankfurt’s excellent display earned them a place in the final four where they are going to face West Ham, who overcame Lyon 4-1 on aggregate for a place in the last of the tournament.