Europa League: Barcelona stunned at Camp Nou


Sergio Busquets rocket from 20 yards out was the goal that gave some modicum of pride to Barcelona faithfuls on a night when the Catalan giants were schooled by Frankfurt.

Frankfurt made all of Barça’s renewed vigor and Xavi Hernandez’s tactical brilliance disappear with some fine, basic yet tactical discipline.
The Bundesliga side also had a player sent off and penalty awarded against them, which it was converted by Memphis Depay, but it was too late as they trailed 3-2 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate in the Europa League quarter final tie.
Frankfurt dominated the stats sheet where it mattered and for large spells in the game look the more likelier to get goals while they were already 3-0 up at the Camp Nou.
The visitors also pulled some spectacular stuff out if the hat when Rafael Borre found the top left corner with an absolute rifled shoot for the night’s first goal.
It’s was a strange night but magical because it served up a shocker and even Xavi could not to find a better explanation for the defeat, even though he owned the L.
The Barcelona Manager said, “The atmosphere has not helped us, it seemed like a final with divided fans.
“The club is checking what has happened, it has been a miscalculation on our part.”


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