B.Arselona had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the first leg. Europa League quarterfinal match with Eintracht Frankfurt am Main on Thursday evening.
The hosts finished the game with 10 players after mulberriessent off as the match was approaching the final 10 minutes, but the Catalans had already scored a goal when Fernando Torres canceled Ansgar Knauffopener.
Barcelona had to overcome a panic in the first half when Eintracht received a penalty. Sergio Busquets was ruled a foul, but the VAR system intervened and referee Srdjan Jovanović reversed his own decision after consulting a pitchside monitor after seeing the Catalan win the ball.
But the hosts got their way already three minutes after the break thanks to a great kick. The corner was gone, but only as far as Knauff, who was waiting outside. He set himself to a touch before he shot past Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Barcelona equalized midway through the half thanks to Ferran, but Javi Hernandez would be happy with how it turned out. Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembele both interacted well with each other and with the former Manchester City striker before the ball went to Ferran to complete the game.
Xavi’s side was the stronger of the two from there and their chances were slightly boosted thanks to Tuta receiving a second yellow card for a bad call on pedry.
But Barcelona found no other way out and had to settle for a 1-1 draw in Germany. They will take Eintracht on camp Nou on Thursday, April 14th.