Europa League: equal for Barcelona and Lyon, only Braga wins

Only the Braga in the first leg of the quarter-finals of Europa League. After Lispia-Atalanta, in fact, they end in a draw with the same result (1-1) Eintracht Frankfurt-Barcelona And West Ham-Lyon. The Lusitanians, on the other hand, beat i 1-0 Rangers Glasgow. The return matches are scheduled for next Thursday, April 14th.

Ferran Torres saves Barcelona

Barcelona did not go beyond 1-1 in Frankfurt against a combative Eintracht. First half of great balance with the hosts who reply with Sow and Tuta to the opportunities wasted by the Catalans with Ferran Torres and Aubameyang. Xavi is forced to substitute after just 23 ‘Piqué, victim of a muscle injury, and Barcelona swerves. In the 39th minute it was the Dutch van Boekel al Var who saved him after the referee, the Serbian Jovanovic, had ordered the German penalty for a foul by Busquets on Santos Borré. A correct decision on the monitor after noting that the blaugrana midfielder in sliding had touched the ball before the opponent’s legs.

Gained courage, Eintracht insists and at the beginning of the second half (48 ‘) passes: on the developments of a corner Knauff collects a short defense by the defense and slips the ball under the crossbar with a great right-footed rebound from outside the area. Barcelona did not break up and in the 66th minute equalized with a manual action all first: double exchange between Frenkie de Jong, just entered, and Ferran Torres who beats Trapp with a precise low shot right. At 78 ‘Eintracht remains in 10 for the expulsion of Tuta for the sum of yellow cards, but in the final he does not risk anything keeping alive the chances of qualification.

The report cards of Leipzig-Atalanta: Musso formidable, De Roon master of the midfield

by our correspondent Enrico Currò



Lyon did not take advantage of the numerical superiority

In 10 against 11 from 45 ‘, Lyon failed to pass in London against West Ham. In the first half, the main episode happens in injury time: Cresswell somehow stops Dembelé, launched alone towards the goal and is inevitably sent off. Despite the numerical inferiority, at 52 ‘West Ham passed with a right-footed shot from Bowen, quick to take advantage of an indecision in the disengagement of Boateng.

Lyon rolled up their sleeves and straightened the result in the 64th minute. Areola and Fredericks fail to ward off a Teté cross-shot, just entered, and allow Ndombelé to bag from two paces. Lyon insists but Emerson Palmieri and Paquetá find an attentive Areola on their way.

Leipzig 1-1 Atalanta: Muriel scores a great goal, Zappacosta’s own goal keeps the Germans on their feet

by our correspondent Enrico Currò



Ruiz makes Braga happy, Rangers ko

Braga, on the other hand, smiles, bending Rangers Glasgow by measure (1-0). The Lusitanians start determined, dragged by the Horta brothers: Ricardo hits a post then (26 ‘) André scores after a hit and hit in the area. The referee Massa, however, cancels on a signal from Valeri to the Var for a previous foul with a straight leg by Fabiano Silva on Jack. The goal, however, is in the air and arrives at 40 ‘: Abel Ruiz signs it with a precise shot at the near post on a cross from Medeiros from the right. In the second half, Rangers try to react, but fail with Goldson the only real opportunity to equalize.

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