Europa League Barca Held by Frankfurt
Frankfurt: Europa League Barca lost an away match in Europa League after being held 1-1 in the quarterfinals by Eintracht Frankfurt (10-man).
Ferran Torres saved the draw in the European second-tier competition by scoring an equalizer after a string of fluent passes around a box in the 66th minute on Thursday.
Barcelona was knocked out of the Champions League for the first time since Lionel Messi’s departure. They had never won the UEFA Cup and were participating in the Europa League for the first time. They reached the semifinals four times but did not reach the final.
In 1980, Frankfurt was awarded the UEFA Cup.
Barcelona, which is currently rebuilding under Xavi Hernandez (newly hired coach), relied on huge away performances to reach the last eight. After winning their first-leg home draws, they defeated Napoli (4-2) and Galatasaray (2-1) on the road. Kurt Zouma and Moussa Dembele ‘Olympique Lyonnais’ is a French football club. Moussa Dembele and Kurt Zouma of West Ham United Olympique Lyonnais’ Moussa Debele with West Ham United’s Kurt Zouma.
Other games saw 10-man West Ham draw 1-1 with Lyon. After eliminating Sevilla, six-time champion, the Hammers advanced to the quarterfinals in a European competition. Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Musso stopped a penalty as well as a follow-up attempt. However, he was unable to stop Davide Zappacosta from scoring his own goal from the corner. Leipzig won the match 1-1.
Braga also beat the Rangers by 1-0.
Roma, who was one of the favorites to win UEFA’s third-tier competition in the Europa Conference League, lost 2-1 to Bod/Glimt.
Jose Mourinho’s worst loss as a coach was suffered by the Norwegian club when they defeated Roma 6-1 in the group stage. Celtic and AZ Alkmaar were eliminated in this round after Bod/Glimt got a draw in their return encounter in Italy.
PSV Eindhoven held Leicester to a 0-0 draw at home, Marseille defeated PAOK Thessaloniki by 2-1, and Slavia Prague held to a 3-3 draw at Feyenoord.
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After Gerard Pique fell and was unable to continue, the Barcelona defender had to be replac in Frankfurt at 23:23. Barcelona looked shaky in the first half. After Barcelona failed to clear a corner, Ansgar Knauff scored the hosts’ third goal with a dipping shot. Brazilian defender Tuta gave his second yellow card in the 78th minute and was immediately ejected.
Aaron Cresswell of West Ham defeated Lyon forward Moussa Daembl who was running in the area. He received a straight red during the first-half injury. Despite the setback, West Ham’s Jarrod bowen thrilled the packed London Stadium by giving West Ham the lead in a counterattack at half-time.
Tanguy Ndombl (on loan at Lyon from Tottenham) canceled that lead to giving Lyon a decent result in the first leg.
Atalanta’s Musso stopped Andr Silva from scoring in the 58th minute and prevented Willi Orban, who was trying to rebound in Leipzig. Zappacosta, who was being pressur from a corner, sent the ball into his net.
Luis Muriel’s goal in the first half gave Atalanta the lead. He cut into the area from the right and angled a shot into the roof of Leipzig goalkeeper Pter Gulcsi. Five minutes before the half-time break, Abel Ruiz scored the only goal for Braga against the Rangers. Ricardo Horta scored another goal.