Barcelona v Eintracht Frankfurt live stream, BT Sport, Thursday 14 April, 8pm BST
Barcelona still have work to do as they attempt to make it through to the semi-finals of the Europa League at the expense of Eintracht Frankfurt.
Xavi Hernandez's side remain the clear favourites to triumph in this competition, but they certainly did not have everything their own way in the first leg of this quarter-final clash. Ansgar Knauff's stunning strike three minutes into the second half gave Eintracht the lead in Germany, before Ferran Torres restored parity after some neat link-up play with Frenkie de Jong.
Barcelona (opens in new tab) were expected to play on the front foot from the first whistle, but they were forced back by Eintracht in the opening 45 minutes.
Oliver Glasner's side were happy to cede possession at times, but for long periods of the first leg it was they who looked the most likely team to find the back of the net. Barcelona did look better after the break, but Glasner will have been delighted with how his team performed against such strong opposition.
Nevertheless, it would take a monumental effort for Eintracht to triumph at the Camp Nou. Barcelona have not lost at home in 2022, while they have now gone 15 games unbeaten in all competitions.
Still, the Blaugrana were pushed all the way by Levante at the weekend. The La Liga strugglers were arguably the better team on Sunday, but Luuk de Jong's goal in second-half stoppage time meant Barcelona warmed up for this game with a 3-2 win. They now sit second in La Liga, although there is little chance of them reeling in Real Madrid (opens in new tab).
Eintracht, meanwhile, suffered a disappointing 2-1 home defeat by Freiburg. That result dealt a blow to their hopes of qualifying for European competition, with Glasner's men now five points adrift of the top six ahead of a trip to Union Berlin this weekend.
Kick-off is at 8pm BST and the game is being shown live on BT Sport ESPN (opens in new tab) in the UK.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).
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