FC Barcelona, rival of Eintracht Frankfurt in the European League, completed a successful but unconvincing rehearsal.
Four days before the second leg of the quarter-finals at the Camp Nou, the Catalan football club suffered in La Liga 3-2 (0-0) in front of relegation candidate U de Levante after falling behind. Substitute Luc de Jong concluded the victory with his goal in overtime (90 + 2).
The hosts advanced after Jose Luis Morales took the first penalty kick (52nd minute). Then former BVB pro Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (59) and Pedri (63) turned the party around in less than five minutes. With the second penalty kick, Gonzalo Millero equalized for the brave stranger (83). National goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen saved a hand-kick from Levante striker Roger Marti (56).
Even after the away win, the team coached by Xavi Hernandez – like FC Sevilla – is still 12 points behind arch-rivals Real Madrid, who top the Serie A table with 72 points. However, Barcelona played one game less.
In the first leg of the Europa League, Eintracht won a 1-1 draw against the star team Barcelona after a solid performance.
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