BARCELONA were knocked out of the Europa League by a humiliating home loss to Frankfurt.
Xavi’s LaLiga giants were expected to wipe the floor with their old-fashioned opponents at the Nou Camp afterwards Drawing in Germany last week.
But Filip Kostic had another idea as the winger’s double helped win a semi-final showdown with West Ham.
Frankfurt got off to a dream start after Kostic converted a penalty after a foul by Jordi Alba in the fourth minute.
Things got even better in the first half when Rafael Borre scored a striker from around 25 yards out Barcelona sunk without a trace.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who was eventually substituted – missed a couple of golden chances as the Catalans desperately tried to find a way back to a draw.
But they were far less threatening than their opponents and instead it was Frankfurt who put the final nail in their coffin as Kostic struck again in the second half to end Barcelona’s 15-game unbeaten streak in style.
Sergio Busquests thought he had pulled one back in the last ten minutes but the goal was ruled out for offside.
And Barca managed to give the goal line an unwarranted air of respectability as they scored two goals in added time.
The first came from a brilliant half-volley from Busquets.
Then with NINE MINUTES After injury time was almost over, Luuk De Jong was fouled in the penalty area and Evan Ndicka was sent off.
Memphis Depay stepped forward and his penalty just crossed the line after goalkeeper Kevin Trapp tipped the ball over the bar.
But that was the final kick of the game as Frankfurt recorded a famous win.
Eintracht, currently ninth in the Bundesliga, now meets West Ham, who won 4-1 on aggregate against Lyon.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18270852/barcelona-eintracht-frankfurt-europa-league/ Barca were eliminated from the Europa League in the quarterfinals after the humiliation at the Nou Camp