There were extraordinary scenes at the Camp Nou on Thursday night as Spanish giants Barcelona lost 3-1 to Frankfurt in the Europa League.
Having played a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the encounter, there was all to play for in Spain, but it was the visitors who enjoyed themselves all through the night as it ended 4-2 on aggregates.
The second leg was a different ball game as Frankfurt made their intentions clear in the opening minutes of the encounter and were rewarded with a penalty kick soon after. It looked soft but VAR did not intervene.
Filip Kostic stepped up and converted as he puts his side ahead 1-0.
In the 9th minute, Barcelona came close when Dembele cut in from the right and delivered a fine cross for his partner in Aubameyang, but the striker headed over.
Knauff who scored a screamer in the first leg continued to trouble the Barcelona defence as he continued to navigate in and out of the danger area.
And then the second goal of the game came in the 38th minute as Borre unleashed a thunderous strike from 30 yards out and it flew into the top corner beyond Ter Stegen. 2-0.
The entire Camo Nou was silenced in the 67th minute as Kostic found the net yet again driving his shot into the far corner leaving Ter Stegen hapless to make it 3-0.
Barcelona’s defence fell asleep from a throw-in, with Sergino Dest slow to get out to the eventual scorer who fired powerfully across goal and into the corner.
In the 90th minute, Busquets scored brilliantly to pull one back. This one does count.
Barcelona were handed a penalty kick in the last second of stoppage time, and then Memphis Depay scored to make it 3-2.
Barcelona 2-3 (3-4) Eintracht Frankfurt FT:
⚽️ 4' Kostic
⚽️ 36' Borre
⚽️ 67' Kostic
⚽️ 90+1' Busquets
⚽️ 90+11' Memphis
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) April 14, 2022