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Torres Secures Point for Barca in Europa League

Barcelona continues in their impressive form as Ferran Torres scored to earn them a point with German side Eintracht Frankfurt as they share points in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final. Ansgar Knauff’s superb long-distance strike shortly after half-time raised the prospect of a first Barcelona defeat since December.

Ferran Torres earned Point for Barca Against Eintracht Frankfurt

But Ferran Torres combined brilliantly with Frenkie de Jong before scoring with a low drive. The home team had defender Tuta sent off late on but Barca could not capitalize. That dismissal for two bookings capped a busy evening for English referee Michael Oliver, who earlier awarded Frankfurt a penalty before changing his mind after a VAR check.

Torres Secures Point For Barca In Europa League
Torres Secures Point for Barca in Europa League

Former Valencia and Manchester City attacker’s goal means the Spanish side, now unbeaten in 22 games and rejuvenated under new manager Xavi, will be favorites to advance to the semi-finals when they meet again for the second leg at the Nou Camp next Thursday.

The winner will meet either West Ham or Lyon in the semi-finals, with that tie evenly poised after a 1-1 first-leg draw at London Stadium.

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