Barcelona 2-3 Eintracht Frankfurt: Player ratings

Barcelona crashed out of the Europa League quarter-finals with a 3-2 loss at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night, consigning them to a 4-3 aggregate loss despite a pair of goals in time. off.

With the roar of up to 30,000 traveling fans packed into Barcelona’s Camp Nou, Frankfurt got off to a lightning start. As the ball fell from the Catalan sky, Eric Garcia got a firm grip on Jesper Lindstrom, sending himself and the Dane onto the pitch to concede a penalty in the third minute, the fourth penalty Barcelona have conceded in their last two games. .

Filip Kostic duly converted to open the scoring for the night and give his team a 2-1 aggregate lead.

In a replay of the first leg, Frankfurt hovered like a coiled spring midway, desperate for the player in possession to pull one of his pressing triggers, be it a back pass or hard touch, and fly forward.

In the last ten minutes of the first half, Sergio Busquets’ peripheral vision was overshadowed by a tundra of white shirts swarming around the ball. Frankfurt stole possession for the umpteenth time, but Rafael Borre produced a once-in-a-lifetime shot to double the lead, ripping off a venomous effort past Marc-Andre ter Stegen from 25 yards out.

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