Barcelona received a huge boost on the personnel front, with three key players seemingly ready to make a quick return to action after missing their last La Liga match against Levante in La Liga.
Barcelona must now turn its attention to Europe. The strong Catalan force is scheduled to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the second quarter-final match of the European League next Thursday.
The first confrontation, which took place in Germany, saw the two teams tied 1-1.
Ansgar Knauf scored a stunning goal minutes after the start of the second half to send Frankfurt in front:
Knauf supporters what a blow!! 🤯
The ball falls to the winger on the edge of the penalty area and he shoots it right into the top corner 💥
Football on BT Sport (btsportfootball) April 7, 2022
However, Barcelona managed to return 66 minutes to save the equaliser, although they are likely disappointed that they did not win after the Frankfurt side was reduced to 10 men with 12 minutes of original playing time.
Therefore, since away goals are no longer relevant in European competitions, Barcelona has a small advantage in going to the second leg at the Camp Nou.
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The return of the main Barcelona trio in training
No, as mentioned above, Barcelona has received some great news on the personnel front.
Gerard Pique, Sergino Dest and Memphis Depay all missed Barcelona’s win over Levante, with the last two of this trio also knocking out against Frankfurt last week.
However, all Depay, Pique and Dest are now said to have trained with the group on Wednesday:
Piqué, Dest and Memphis are all training with the group today.
Barcelona Universal April 13, 2022