Eintracht Frankfurt steps into semi-finals following defeating FC Barca

By Piyush

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Eintracht Frankfurt beat Barcelona with a dramatic win at the Nou Camp to step into Europa League semi-finals versus West Ham.

Following the first leg had ended 1-1, the German side rushed into a 3-0 lead in the second and looked in dominance prior 2 late goals for Barcelona.

Filip Kostic’s penalty and Rafael Borre’s superb kick were followed by another for Kostic after the half-time.

However, Sergio Busquets’ attempt and Memphis Depay’s penalty set up a tight finish.

Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka was also dismissed for a second yellow card for a foul on Luuk de Jong for the spot-kick, with 9 minutes added on after a VAR act up.

But Frankfurt, who are at 9th in the Bundesliga and triumphed this tournament in its previous appearance in 1980, saw out a commemorate win in front of their almost 30,000 travelling fans.

Barcelona, on a superb form since the entrance of Xavi, did not know how to deal with the Bundesliga counter-attacks and Frankfurt could have had more impact.

The hosts had possibilities of their own and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang headed over in the first half prior failing to link with Ousmane Dembele’s low cross in the second.

Busquets saw an initial effort declared as offside in added time prior sparking a finish with a well-taken goal, but the hosts fell short of time following Depay’s penalty just crawled over the line.

Hence, Frankfurt can look forward to a semi-finals versus David Moyes’ squad.

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