Barcelona vs Frankfurt LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news for big Europa league clash – latest updates

BARCELONA return to Europa League action TONIGHT as they look to make it to the final four.

But they will have to get past Eintracht Frankfurt, who gave them a scare in the first leg in Germany, with the game finishing 1-1.

  • Start time: 8pm BST
  • TV/Live stream: BT Sport ESPN
  • Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Araujo, Sergio, Dembele, Pedri, Jordi Alba, Ferran Torres, Mingueza, Eric Garcia, Gavi, Aubameyang
  • Frankfurt XI: Trapp, Ndicka, Jakic, Kostic, Hinteregger, Kamada, Rode, Toure, Borre, Lindstrom, Knauff


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  • Kieran Davies

    Frankfurt starting XI:

    1. Trapp, 18. Toure, 13. Hinteregger, 2. Ndicka, 36. Knauff, 6. Jakic, 17. Rode, 10. Kostic, 29. Lindstrom, 15. Kamada, 19. Borre.

  • Kieran Davies

    Barcelona subs:

    2. Dest, 6. Puig, 9. Memphis Depay, 11. Traore, 12. Braithwaite, 13. Neto, 28. Gonzalez Iglesias, 15. Lenglet, 17. L de Jong, 21. F De Jong, 31. Balde, 36. Tenas.

  • Kieran Davies

    Barcelona starting XI:

    1. ter Stegen, 22. Mingueza, 4. Araujo, 24. Garcia, 18. Alba, 30. Paez Gaviria, 5. Busquets, 16. Gonzalez, 7. Dembele, 25. Aubameyang, 19. Torres.

  • Kieran Davies

    Xavi to bring good times back

    Barcelona's equaliser was something of beauty as Frankie De Jong and Ousmane Dembele came from the bench to assist the goal.

    Their interplay led to Demblele slotting Ferran Torres in to score.

    It was a glimpse of days gone by as the tiki-taka goal brought back memories of Iniesta, Xavi and Messi.

  • Kieran Davies

    The stage is set at Camp Nou

    It is rare for the Europa League to be graced by such footballing royalty but Barcelona's fall from grace had been coming.

    Financial problems has really hampered the Spaniards and the club has struggled to stay in business.

    Frankfurt travel for the second leg tonight with the potential of humbling the Catalan side further.

  • Kieran Davies

    Defence knows best

    Eric Garcia outlines what Barcelona hopes are for this evening:

    We have improved a lot. Against Levante we battled until the end. In Frankfurt it was more difficult than we hoped but we are excited. Let's hope Camp Nou is full.

    Eric GarciaBarcelona

  • Kieran Davies

    Game of two halves

    Despite having numerous chances to punish Barcelona, once Frankfurt had a player sent-off for a second bookable offence the visitors dominated the latter stages of the game.

    With a player advantage, Xavi's side pressed and probed once they had their equaliser.

    Frankfurt defended deep and manage to keep the scores level coming into this game at Camp Nou.

  • Kieran Davies

    Point to prove to the fans

    Barcelona were once a name to be feared in European competition.

    It is seven years since the Catalans won the Champions League.

    Xavi will be looking to make the club a name to be feared again and they need to win this trophy to make a statement.

  • Kieran Davies

    Welcome to Barcelona vs Frankfurt

    Eintracht Frankfurt had numerous chances to put Barcelona to the sword in the first leg but failed to punish the Catalan’s lacklustre performance, allowing them to draw level and leave the tie hanging in the balance.

    The winner today will face either West Ham or Lyon in the semi-finals.

    Barcelona lost Gerard Pique to an abductor issue in the first leg but he is in the squad for tonight alongside Sergino Dest.

    Xavi’s defensive issues are once again complicated by Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti’s injuries as well as Dani Alves’ ineligibility from the Europa League.

    Ansu Fati continues to train with the group but is not expected to be risked yet while Memphis Depay is fit again but will be assessed ahead of this one.

    Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner will be forced into a defensive reshuffle after Tuta was sent off for two bookable offences in the first leg, with Makoto Hasebe the likely candidate to replace him.

    Midfield regular Sow was taken off with a knee ligament strain on the weekend but Oliver Glasner is hopeful he will be able to play some part in this quarter-final second-leg tie.

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