Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt: UEL Quarter finals, First leg Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Dream11 Predictions

Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt is the next first leg match in the UEFA Europa League quarter finals on Thursday.

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Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt is the next first leg match in the UEFA Europa League quarter finals on Thursday. Xavi's Barcelona will travel to the financial capital of Germany, Frankfurt to face Eintracht Frankfurt.

Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Match Preview:

The Germans enter the first leg encounter on a run of three straight draws, which included their successful navigation of their last-16 tie against another Spanish team, Real Betis.

Bundesliga clubs, namely Bayern Munich, have caused Barcelona problems in recent years, leading to three consecutive defeats against German sides.

But Xavi has so far given the Catalans cause for hope by turning around the Camp Nou ship following a tumultuous period on and off the pitch.

Pedri hit a late winner against Sevilla on the weekend to put Barcelona second in the LaLiga table, although their trophy hopes now fully rest on the Europa League.

Team News:

Eintracht Frankfurt:

Frankfurt boast a well-stocked squad for this game, with only Christopher Lenz (calf) and Diant Ramaj (knee) occupying spots in the treatment room after Daichi Kamada shook off a foot scare to play 69 minutes against Greuther Furth.

Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt : Rafael Borre | Sportz Point.

Rafeal Borre, the main striker for Eintracht Frankfurt. (Image- Gol Caracol)

Rafael Borre was given the green light to start at the weekend after returning from international duty with Colombia, while defender Martin Hinteregger is back from a domestic ban and could demote Makoto Hasebe down to the bench.

Glasner has no players suspended or at risk of suspension for the second leg this week, so it should be as you were for the hosts here, although Sam Lammers and Goncalo Paciencia are options off the bench in the final third amid Frankfurt's scoreless streak.


Barcelona's injury list is a lot longer by comparison, and it will likely be too soon for Ansu Fati to make his comeback from a serious hamstring injury, even though he has returned to training with the team.

COVID-positive striker Luuk de Jong is still absent alongside the injured Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti, while Sergino Dest's hamstring issue leaves Xavi with a tricky situation to solve at right-back.

Dani Alves is ineligible for the Europa League, so Ronald Araujo may be required in a wide area this week as Eric Garcia and Gerard Pique link up in the heart of the backline.

Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Head to Head:

Barcelona have yet to face Eintracht Frankfurt in an official fixture and will need to use their experience on the European stage this week. The Catalans have had frequent struggles against German opponents and have a point to prove in this match.

Recent performances in all competitions:


0-0 draw against Galatasaray

4-0 win over Osasuna

2-1 win over Galatasaray

4-0 win over Real Madrid

1-0 win over Sevilla

Eintracht Frankfurt:

2-1 win over Bochum

1-1 draw against Real Betis

0-0 draw against RB Leipzig

1-1 draw against Nurnberg

0-0 draw against Furth

Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Predicted Line-ups:

Eintracht Frankfurt Predicted 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 Predicted 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

FRK vs BAR: Dream11 Predictions:

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