UEFA quarter-final: Barcelona was beaten out of the Europa League by Eintracht Frankfurt in a chaotic match.

UEFA quarter-final: In the Europa League quarter-finals, Eintracht Frankfurt pulled off a big shock by defeating Barcelona 2-3. Frankfurt took a 4-1 aggregate lead in the second leg. Due to the two goals from winger Filip Kostic and a third from Rafael Borré. They had to weather a late Barcelona storm to reach the last four. In the fourth minute, Serbian international Kostic scored a penalty for Frankfurt. After Jesper Lindstrom was brought down in the box by Eric Garcia. Also, Borré then scored a thunderous goal from 30 yards out in the 36th minute. In the second half, Filip Kostic added a third goal to give the squad a 3-0 lead. They needed a cushion as the Catalans rallied in the moments of the game at Camp Nou.

Despite controlling 75% of the market across the regular period, Barcelona had fewer shots and big chances. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has lost some opportunities. With the support of an enraged home crowd, Barcelona scored two late goals. Also, Sergio Busquets and Memphis Depay had converted a penalty in the 101st minute. After Frankfurt’s Evan N’Dicka was off for a second yellow card.

However, their late push was insufficient to force extra time. Ajdin Hrustic, a Socceroos midfielder, calls Frankfurt home. It won the game 3-4 on aggregate to earn its first win over the La Liga team. Also, it’s in front of a raucous traveling crowd.

UEFA quarter-final: Barcelona was beaten out of the Europa League by Eintracht Frankfurt in a chaotic match.

UEFA quarter-final: Kevin Trapp

Kevin Trapp, the Frankfurt goalkeeper, remarked. “I don’t know what to say.”

“To be honest, no one expected this; everyone expected us to suffer here.”

“We needed to take chances, and today we were really efficient; we’re in the last four, and we want to go as far as we can; we proved we don’t have to hide from anyone, but there’s no question we want to make the final.”

Eintracht Frankfurt remains unblemished in Europe this season, although they are now ninth in the Bundesliga. He will now play West Ham United of the Premier League, who thrashed Olympique Lyonnais of France 4-1 on aggregate. Also, the following 3-0 victory in the second leg on Thursday. With two goals from Craig Dawson, Declan Rice, and Jarrod Bowen, the Hammers advanced to their first major European semi-final. They will meet Barcelona’s conquerors, Frankfurt, for the first time since 1976 on April 29.

West Ham manager David Moyes said. “We were talking about relegation two years ago, and now we’re talking about reaching the semi-finals of a European event; it’s fantastic. Tonight was a major moment for us: a really, really excellent result.”

On the same day, RB Leipzig overcame Atalanta 1-3 on aggregate. And will face the Rangers of Scotland in the second semi-final.

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