Ferran Torres scored the equaliser as Barcelona drew 1-1 in opposition to a spirited Eintracht Frankfurt within the first leg in their Europa League quarter-final.
Frankfurt, sponsored through a fervent crowd, were not daunted through taking over Barcelona and the German facet took the lead simply after half-time as Ansgar Knauff scored with a wonderfully struck effort from the threshold of the penalty house.
Barca had struggled to create many openings however they advanced considerably following the introductions of substitutes Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong.
Each Dembele and De Jong have been eager about an intricate transfer because the Catalans equalised within the sixty fifth minute, with Torres making use of the of completion.
Frankfurt ended the sport with 10 males after Tuta was once despatched off for 2 bookable offences and so they might reside to feel sorry about one of the vital alternatives they overlooked on this sport.
Additionally they noticed a penalty award within the first 1/2 overturned following a VAR take a look at.
Frankfurt restrict Aubameyang’s risk
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been excellent in entrance of function since becoming a member of Barcelona, with 9 targets in 13 video games. Alternatively, Frankfurt labored very laborious to restrict the specter of the Gabon striker and he discovered it very tough to get into the sport.
Aubameyang remained at the pitch for the entire fit however he was once neatly marshalled through the Frankfurt defence, with Martin Hinteregger generating a specifically spectacular show.
Knauff will have vivid long run
Knauff will hit the headlines for his function, however his general efficiency additionally merits a lot credit score.
The 20-year-old, who’s on mortgage from Borussia Dortmund, struck concern into the Barcelona defence together with his direct runs. He has already featured for Dortmund within the Champions League, and, in this proof, merits to be gracing that level once more within the close to long run.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Barcelona outcome
Knauff – FRA – 48
Complete-time: Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Barcelona. The edges are stage following an entertaining first leg. Knauff put Frankfurt in entrance with a excellent strike however Torres equalised for Barcelona with a neat end.
90 minutes: Hinteregger has been superb on the again for Frankfurt. Can his workforce hang on to attract the primary leg?
88 minutes: Barcelona are proceeding to push ahead however can not discover a 2d function but. Frankfurt carry on Pain for Borre and Rode for Jakic.
85 minutes: Dembele has been spectacular since his creation for Barcelona however time is operating out for the Catalan membership to get a winner within the first leg.
81 minutes: Jakic is booked for a bad on De Jong. Frankfurt have carried out admirably since happening to 10 males and are appearing numerous spirit.
77 minutes: RED CARD: Frankfurt are lowered to 10 males, with Tuta getting a 2d yellow card. He stamped on Pedri’s ankle, with the purple card the best choice. Now Frankfurt carry on Toure for Kamada. N’Dicka does neatly to show within the house however he simply can not slightly select Toure.
75 minutes: Frankfurt are nonetheless having a look to create openings and Jakic shoots extensive, however Barcelona glance the in all probability workforce to head in entrance as issues stand.
72 minutes: Barcelona are enjoying with significantly extra self belief now. Will they have the ability to move in entrance. Frankfurt ship on Hauge instead of Lindstrom.