An entertaining Europa League quarter-final between Barcelona and Eintracht Frankfurt is in the balance as it concludes today.
A Ferran Torres cracker secured a draw for the Catalans last week in reply to Ansgar Knauff’s opener – before Tuta’s late dismissal for the Bundesliga side.
Barcelona then bounced back once more to beat Levante 3-2 in a LaLiga thriller on the weekend, the last-ditch winner coming courtesy of Luuk de Jong after he shook off Covid.
Frankfurt fell to a home defeat versus Freiburg ahead of their trip to Spain, dropping them further off the pace domestically and emphasizing their need to win this tie, setting up a semi-final showdown against West Ham or Lyon.
Date, kick-off time, and venue
FC Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt is scheduled for a 12.30 am IST kick-off on Thursday, April 15, 2022.
Camp Nou in Barcelona will host the match.
Where to watch FC Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sony Ten 2, with coverage starting at 11.30 pm.
Live stream: Jio TV subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Jio TV app and also the Sony LIV app.
FC Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt team news
Gerard Pique sat out the win over Levante due to a tendon issue, although Xavi has opened the door to his return by naming him in the matchday squad despite the injury not yet clearing up.
Dani Alves is unregistered for the match with Sergino Dest and Memphis Depay pushing for returns. Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, and Ansu Fati are all injury absentees.
Christopher Lenz is a doubt for Frankfurt, who has Tuta suspended.
FC Barcelona vs Eintracht Frankfurt prediction
Blaugrana matches of late have been rather entertaining so we can expect that to continue at the Camp Nou for this one, with the hosts holding the attacking superiority required to win.
Barcelona to win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Barcelona wins: 0
Frankfurt wins: 0