In a magical night at Camp Nou, Eintracht Frankfurt has the great FC Barcelona sensationally disenchanted.
In the rousing quarter-final return match of the Europa League, the Furious Frankfurter with 3: 2 (2: 0) prevailed and gave the seemingly overpowering world club from Spain an impressive training class. The dream of very big coup in the favorite competition lives.
In the “Century Duell” with the Househoch Favorised Catalans Filip Kostic (4th, foul feet, 67th) and Rafael Borre (36th) the approximately 30,000 mitigated Eintracht fans with their hits in ecstasy. The opposite directions also changed by Sergio Busquets (90. + 1) and Memphis Depay (90. + 11, Faulfemeter) nothing.
The Frankfurter Evan N’Dicka still saw yellow-red (90. + 10). After the strong appearance at the 1: 1 in the first leg, the SGE against the steering ensemble of coach Xavi again delivered a great Fight – and rewarded itself as in 2019 with the entry into the semifinals. There West Ham United is waiting.
The European League experts from the Main also celebrated the first German team – MAN Bayern Munich out – since the 1987/88 season again a success in the Camp Nou against Barca. The great goal of the team of coach Oliver Glasner remains the final on May 18th in Seville.
Tens of thousands of Eintracht fans with white shirts had set the Catalan metropolis into an emergency state – and after a march to the stadium also in Barca’s football temple for a fabulous mood. On the field, Glasner brought Almamy Toure for the locked Tuta and Sebastian Rode for the injured Djibril Sow.
Dream start for the SGE
In one of the biggest games of her story, the entrance caught a dream start. Jesper Lindström was torn from Barca defender Eric Garcia to the ground, Kostic left Nationalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen from the point no chance.
The Catalans needed 79,468 spectators a moment, but after the early shock, how expected the control. Much possession, several passes – except for the chances of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (9th) and Ronald Araujo (18th) were missing clear degrees. The dreaded Tiki Taka scarcely came to light.
Eintracht defended passionately and again and again put needle tiles. With a dream gate from about 20 meters Borre crowned an outstanding first half. With the result, Barca was well served for the break, Ansgar Knauf (44.) Missed the third goal scarce.
Frankfurt plays with will and passion
The five-time Champions League winner came out of the cabin with anger. Aubameyang did not meet the ball from a short distance (48.) and failed a little later on Sge goalkeeper Kevin Trapp (56th). Despite the rising pressure, Eintracht further bravely countered, Ter bars rescued Jesper Lindström (58.).
Frankfurt continued to fight for every meter and satisfied the playful class of favorite will and passion. When Kostic completed a fast counterattack to the third goal, all dams broke on the ranks for the Frankfurt fans.