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Frankfurt eliminates Barcelona from the quarter-finals of the European League

Frankfurt eliminates Barcelona from the quarter-finals of the European League

Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany, continued its adventure in the European Football League, and reached the semi-finals of the continental competition, after it blew up a heavy surprise with its exciting 3/2 victory over its Spanish host Barcelona, ​​today, Thursday, in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Frankfurt joined Leipzig in the semi-finals of the competition, who beat Italian host Atalanta 2-0, and West Ham United, who won 3-0 at Olympique Lyon, in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the tournament today as well.

The first leg match that took place in Germany last Thursday ended in a 1-1 draw, so that Eintracht Frankfurt won the ticket to the top spot in the tournament, after winning 3/4 in the two legs of the first leg.

And at the Camp Nou stadium in front of more than 79,000 spectators, including at least 20,000 Frankfurt supporters, Frankfurt played its best matches in years, and its players manipulated Barcelona stars, who looked like ghosts inside the green rectangle, and the German team could have achieved a record victory over His Spanish counterpart, in light of the many opportunities he had throughout the two halves of the match, but the frivolity of his players and the brilliance of German Marc-Andre ter Stegen, the goalkeeper of the hosts, prevented this.

From the first moment, Frankfurt imposed its rhythm on the match, to receive a penalty kick, through which Serbian Philip Kostic scored the first goal for the visitors in the fourth minute.

Colombian Rafael Buri added the second goal for Frankfurt in the 36th minute, from Kostic, who scored the third goal for the German team and his second personal goal in the 67th minute, and declared himself the undisputed champion of the meeting.

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Barcelona rose in stoppage time, which saw two goals scored by Sergio Busquets and Dutchman Memphis Depay in the first and 11 minutes from a penalty kick, respectively.

This became the first loss in nearly 3 months for Barcelona, ​​who maintained his unbeaten record throughout 15 consecutive matches in various competitions, during which he achieved 11 wins and 4 draws.

Thus, Barcelona bid farewell to the European League, becoming very close to exiting empty-handed from the current season, which witnessed its early exit from the Champions League and the King’s Cup, in addition to its failure to win the Spanish Super Cup, and its chances of competing for the Spanish League title diminished, which has become His traditional rival, Real Madrid, is on the verge of crowning it.