Eintracht Frankfurt will host Barcelona on Friday (8/4) WIB for the primary leg of the Europa League quarter-finals
Loopy Ball – Eintracht Frankfurt previous to going through Barcelona within the quarter-finals have skilled eliminating different La Liga groups from the Europa League after beating Actual Betis within the final 16 with a 3-2 combination benefit to achieve this stage.
Sadly the hosts will come into this conflict with lower than excellent capital as they adopted up their hat-trick of wins in all competitions with 4 straight attracts of their final 4 matches and scored only one aim of their final three.
Barcelona, in the meantime, picked up a slim 1-2 win over Turkish facet Galatasaray of their Europa League final 16 second leg after solely managing to attract a goalless draw at Camp Nou within the first leg.
At present Xavi Hernandez’s facet are on a four-game successful streak in all competitions and conceded only one aim in these 4 matches, whereas their motivation could be very excessive after shifting as much as second in La Liga after beating Sevilla 1-0 on the weekend. in home competitors.
This would be the first aggressive assembly between the 2 groups. Understandably, Barcelona’s stage is normally within the Champions League.
Martin Hinteregger was suspended within the league on the weekend however is again right here. Ragnar Ache and Diant Ramaj are nonetheless out by way of damage.
Ansu Fati has just lately returned to coaching however does not appear to be in a rush to be known as up by Xavi. Luuk de Jong missed the weekend after testing optimistic for Covid, whereas Dani Alves is ineligible for the Europa League. Alejandro Balde, Moussa Wague, Samuel Umtiti and Sergi Roberto are nonetheless injured.
Eintracht Frankfurt XI (3-4-3): Kevin Trapp; Obite Evan Ndicka, Martin Hinteregger, Tuta; Ansgar Knauff, Filip Kostic, Kristijan Jakic, Djibril Sow; Jesper Lindstrom, Daichi Kamada, Rafael Borre
Barcelona XI (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Jordi Alba, Eric Garcia, Ronald Araujo, Sergino Dest; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri; Ferran Torres, Adama Traore, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Barcelona are unbeaten of their final 14 league video games, which is the most effective streak in Europe’s prime 5 leagues. The arrival of Xavi proved to be a giant affect for the crew Blaugrana.
Frankfurt eradicated Actual Betis within the earlier spherical so that they have already got expertise beating representatives of Spain. It is simply that Barcelona will after all present a way more tough resistance due to their superior high quality and efficiency.
Rating Prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt 1-3 Barcelona