Europa league, Confrence League round Up.
Written by News Room on April 15, 2022
Eintracht Frankfurt stunned Barcelona with a dramatic victory at the Nou Camp to set up a Europa League semi-final against West Ham.
After the first leg ended 1-1, the German side scored three goals and led 3-0 on the night but Barcelona scored two goals to make the score line 3-2.
Filip Kostic’s penalty and Rafael Borre’s superb strike were followed by another for Kostic after the break, however, Sergio Busquets’ effort and Memphis Depay’s penalty set up a tense finish.
Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka was also sent off for a second yellow card for what looked like a soft foul on Luuk de Jong for the penalty, with nine minutes added on following a VAR malfunction.
——West Ham dumps Lyon, moves to Semis
In the meantime, West Ham United will face Eintracht Frankfurt for a place in the Europa League final after the Hammers secured their first European semi-final in forty-six years with a second-leg victory in Lyon.
Having held on for a 1-1 first-leg draw in London after playing the entire second half with ten men, David Moyes’ players withstood periods of intense early pressure before beating Lyon 3-0.
The visitors struck twice in seven minutes at the end of the first half, as Craig Dawson met Pablo Fornals’ corner with a superb near-post header before a deflected Declan Rice strike put the Premier League club in total control.
Jarrod Bowen made it 3-0 within three minutes of the restart, slotting in at the end of a sweeping counter-attack.
—– Leicester qualifies for first ever European Club Cup Competition.
James Maddison says Leicester City are creating history after the Foxes produced a comeback to beat PSV Eindhoven in the Europa Conference League and reach the club’s first European semi-final.
Ricardo Pereira scored a dramatic late winner to set up a last-four meeting with Jose Mourinho’s Roma, who knocked out Bodo/Glimt.
After a goalless first leg at King Power Stadium, Eran Zahavi took advantage of a mistake by Youri Tielemans to open the scoring, before Maddison equalised for Leicester City with 13 minutes remaining.
Maddison fired into the top corner from Ayoze Perez’s clever cutback and Pereira then scored the winner in the 88th minute to seal a memorable win at the Philips Stadion.
—– Rangers faces RB Leipzig after beating Braga
In the meantime, Rangers are into the Europa League semi-final after Kemar Roofe’s extra-time winner settled their match against Braga, who finished with nine men.
James Tavernier’s early goal cancelled out the Portuguese side’s first-leg lead, before converting a first-half penalty moments after Vitor Tormena was sent off.
Rangers dominated the match, hitting the woodwork twice and having three goals disallowed, but their recklessness was punished when David Carmo’s header home for Braga to equalize and take the match to extra time.
However, Roofe scored from close range and Rangers will now travel to Germany to play RB Leipzig for the first leg on April 28, with a return leg at the Ibrox stadium the following Thursday.