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Barcelona crash out of Europa League, Eintracht Frankfurt fans invade Camp Nou


FC Barcelona have been eliminated from the Europa League after only managing a 1-1 draw in the first-leg in Germany, and losing 2-3 at home at the Camp Nou on Thursday. They bowed out of the competition in front of a crowd that had a surprisingly massive away contingent.

The German team sits in ninth place in the Bundesliga, but they showed impressive strength against the Catalan giants over the two legs of their Europa League quarter-final encounter. They will now advance to the semi-finals to face English side West Ham United after dashing Barcelona’s hopes of lifting a trophy.

Frankfurt dominated from the start, with the opening goal coming after just four minutes thanks to a penalty awarded on account of a mistimed challenge by Eric Garcia. Filip Kostic did not squander the opportunity and shot accurately past Marc-Andre ter Stegen to draw first blood.