BArsenal are looking to reach the semi-finals of European League On Thursday when they face Eintracht Frankfurt At Camp Nou. The duo drew 1-1 in Germany in the first leg and the Catalans will be confident that they can win the crucial match just as they did against them. Naples and Galatasaray in previous rounds. Stay with us here on the live blog for all the pre-match and minute-by-minute updates from Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt.
Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt live score: 0-3
This is the start of the Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt live blog, bringing you all the updates from Thursday night’s meeting at the Camp Nou.
67th minute: goal – Eintracht Frankfurt
Kostic scores again, and it’s definitely game over now. Barcelona’s defense sleeps from a throw-in, with Dest slowing to reach the ultimate scorer blasting off powerful across the goal and into the corner.
62nd minute: Double change from Xavi
Xavi creates two chances: Mingusa and Aubameyang make way for Adama and Dest.
57th minute: Ter Stegen keeps Barcelona alive
A quick break with Eintracht leaves them with a great chance, but Ter Stegen stands firm.
46th minute: The second half begins with a great opportunity
Dembele wreaks havoc on the lower right again. A sinister cross pass across goal with a simple touch from the Eintracht defender, dislocating it from Aubameyang’s toe.
Eintracht had a big lead in the first half, with an early penalty from Kostik followed by a thunderbolt from Bouri just before the break. Barcelona has everything to do in the second half.
38th minute: The goal – Eintracht Frankfurt
The visitors advance 2-0 at the Camp Nou! Bury unleashes a thunderous 30-yard hit and flies into the top corner behind Ter Stegen.
35th minute: Knauf causes problems
Knauf, who scored a screaming goal in the first leg, makes an impressive loot down the right flank. The full-back cuts inside his left foot before firing on target, but it was saved by Ter Stegen.
25th minute: Kostic shoots on goal
Frankfurt rebounds on the left flank, and ends with Kostik’s shot on goal. However, it was conveniently collected by Ter Stegen.
17th minute: Araujo’s effort denied
Alba’s free kick was initially eliminated by the German defense but only until Araujo, who first attempted a shot which tipped Trapp over the bar.
Minute 9: A big chance for Auba
Dembele cut from the right and made a good cross for his partner in crime Aubameyang, but the striker is heading towards the goal.
Minute 3: Goal – Eintracht Frankfurt
A penalty kick is awarded to visitors. It feels soft but the VAR technology doesn’t interfere. Kostic advances and turns.
We’re going to Camp Nou.
18:50 GMT: the start of the 11th Eintracht Frankfurt
Tori and Rodd come for the arrested Tota and the injured Sou.
Eintracht Frankfurt starting line-up: Trapp, Knauff, Toure, Hinteregger, N’Dicka, Kostic, Jackic, Rode, Lindstrom, Kamada, Borre.
18:45 GMT: Barcelona’s starting line-up
Aubameyang, Ferran Torres and Dembele lead the Barcelona line, while Mingueza replaces the injured Pique.
Barcelona’s starting line-up: Ter Stegen, Mingueza, Araujo, Eric, Alba, Gavi, Busquets, Pedri, Dembele, Aubameyang, Torres
18:00 GMT: Barcelona takes things very seriously
While many at Barcelona looked to the Europa League when they were eliminated from the Champions League, Xavi has rekindled the spark for the club as they take European club competition seriously. Thursday is a big step towards the Blaugrana winning some titles for the 2021/22 season.
Barcelona predicted lineup
Gerard Pique still has an adductor problem while Sergi Roberto, Sergino Dest and Samuel Umtiti will miss out due to injury, and Dani Alves is ineligible for the match.
Barcelona expected lineup (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres.
Predict Eintracht Frankfurt line-up
Eintracht will not be able to call up Tota after he was sent off in the first leg, and Djibril Sow is in doubt after their weekend defeat to Freiburg with a knee ligament strain.
Predicted line-up for Eintracht Frankfurt (3-4-2-1): Kevin Trapp; Martin Hinterger, Evan Ndika, Makoto Hasebe; Ansgar Knauff, Sebastian Rode, Kristijan Jakic, Filip Kostic; Daichi Kamada, Jesper Lindstrom; Rafael Santos Puri.