Barcelona lose to Frankfurt, Roma to play Leicester – Europa League and Europa Conference League round-up

Underdogs Eintracht Frankfurt scored a major upset when they stunned hosts Barcelona 3-2 on Thursday thanks to two goals from winger Filip Kostic to march into the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Serbia international Filip Kostic converted a fourth-minute penalty and added another in the 67th with a low drive after Rafael Borre thundered in their second goal in the 36th for a 4-3 aggregate victory and a sensational win at the Camp Nou.

The Catalans, pre-match favourites after a first leg 1-1 draw in Germany last week, missed a couple of chances with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but were far less threatening than their opponents who could have added to their tally.


The hosts scored twice in stoppage time through a Sergio Busquets shot and Memphis Depay’s penalty after Frankfurt’s Evan N’Dicka was sent off, but ran out of time for a third goal that would have forced extra-time.

Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt
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Barcelona were knocked out by Eintracht Frankfurt

Both Barca strikes arrived far too late for a team that had almost 70 per cent possession but fewer (10) attempts on goal to their opponents (16).

Eintracht, who last reached the semi-final stage in 2019 and are unbeaten away from home this season in the Europa League, will now face West Ham, who were 4-1 aggregate winners over Lyon.

Meanwhile, in the other Europa League quarter-final, RB Leipzig booked a date with Rangers in the last four by beating Italian side Atalanta 2-0.


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Title: Barcelona lose to Frankfurt, Roma to play Leicester – Europa League and Europa Conference League round-up
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Published Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 17:47:00 BST

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