05 May 2022 | 01:01 | LATEST POSTS
Eintracht Frankfurt failed to take advantage of their multiple first-leg scoring chances to take on Barcelona at Camp Nou in the Europa League quarter-final second leg on Thursday night.
The two teams drew 1-1 at Deutsche Bank Park last week and continue to battle for a chance to advance to the semi-finals.
In the second round of the Europa League quarter-finals, Barcelona lost 2-3 to Frankfurt. In this game, Kostic scored two goals for the visiting team. Barcelona led 3-0 in stoppage time in the second half, scoring just 2 goals thanks to Busquets and Depay.
Meanwhile, West Ham won 3-0 on the pitch at Lyon. Dawson, Declan Rice and Bowen scored 3 goals for the visiting team. With this result, West Ham United defeated Lyon with a total score of 4-1 after 2 games, and qualified for the semi-finals.
In the other game, RB Leizig won 2-0 at home in Atlanta, and RB Leizig won 3-1 on aggregate after 2 games to advance to the semifinals. Germany’s opponents will be Rangers – who eventually beat Braga 3-2.
In the first round, the away game lost 1-2 to the opponent. Coach Mourinho scored 4 goals at home in the second round of the Western League quarter-finals. In a game, Zaniolo scored a hat-trick and Abraham scored a goal, which relieved the heavy psychological pressure of the Roman players and helped them advance to the semifinals with a score of 5-2.
Meanwhile, Leicester City also beat Eindhoven 2-1. This is the first time Leicester City have reached the semi-finals of the European Cup. Feyenoord beat Slavia Prague 3-1 and won 6-4 on aggregate after two rounds. Although Marseille only defeated the Greek representative PAOK 1-0, they continued to move forward with a total score of 3-1 after two games.
In the semi-final, Roma will face Leicester City and Feyenoord will face Marseille.
Organisers at the Camp Nou recorded 79,468 spectators in the stands for the match between Barcelona and Eintracht Frankfurt. However, only 49,000 of them are Barca fans. The rest are Frankfurt fans, accounting for 38.4%. Coach Xavi expressed his disappointment: “I thought there were 70,000 Barcelona fans in the stands, but it didn’t happen.”
Sharing with Movistar after the game, Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo affirmed: “I didn’t expect so many fans from Germany in the stands.” Barcelona president Laporta told Mundo Deportivo: “What happened in the stands Things are shameful and should not be taken lightly. As a clue, I am ashamed. Barca will take measures.”
According to Football-espana, Frankfurt fans have purchased all possible tickets for the game through travel agencies or ticketing websites. The party selling tickets to Frankfurt fans is Barca fans. Many of the Barcelona fans at Camp Nou even left when organizers let too many fans in white shirts into the stadium.
Barcelona’s loss to Eintracht Frankfurt ended Xavi’s 15-match unbeaten run in all competitions. The last time Barca lost before Eintracht Frankfurt was on January 20, when the Camp Nou lost to Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey round of 16.
According to statistics, this is the first time in 46 years since the 1975/76 European Cup Winners’ Cup final (the National Cup championship team competition that was suspended in 1999), West Ham United have participated in the semi-finals for the first time. European Cup final. Beyond that, they are ready to win their first European title since the 1964/65 European Cup Winners’ Cup.
West Ham’s next opponent is Eintracht Frankfurt, a team that had just made a “quake” in their win over Barcelona. However, coach David Moyes is so confident in his ability to win that he and his pupils are considering a final soon.
Since taking over at West Ham in 2019, David Moyes has gradually helped the Hammers transform from a team on the verge of relegation to one with a clear and cohesive style of play. In 2021/22, not only did they perform well in the European Championships, but the London team also competed fiercely for the top 4 places in the Premier League (6th, 6 points behind the Champions League group).
During Lyon’s game against West Ham, Riot had to set up barricades on either side of the stand corner behind the goal. At the end of the game, however, the fans decided to tear down the barricades and demanded “enough is enough” with the police, creating an extremely chaotic scene.
British journalist Ian Abrahams (Talksport website) described: “The West Ham fans were overjoyed compared to the Lyon fans. Even the police set up barricades in the corners of the stands near the goal after the two flares were lit. The Lyon fans did their best. Jump over the fence, even with the police. Barriers to Enough Victory”.
Had to play under terrifying pressure, but West Ham still triumphed over the odds. After 46 years of waiting for tickets to the semi-finals of the European Cup, the hard work of the “Hammer Gang” is a well-deserved return.