Europa League: Ansgar Knauff scored a shocking objective in opposition to Barcelona.© Twitter
Frankfurt’s Ansgar Knauff scored a sensational half-volley from exterior the field in opposition to Barcelona of their Europa League quarter-final first leg conflict on Thursday. Frankfurt received a nook early within the second half and the cross into the field was headed out, however the ball fell kindly for Knauff simply exterior the field. The 20-year-old took a contact along with his left foot to convey it down earlier than unleashing a strong half-volley along with his proper foot. The ball swerved because it rocketed into the top-right nook, giving Marc-Andre ter Stegen no probability within the Barcelona objective.
Watch: Ansgar Knauff’s good half-volley in opposition to Barcelona
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The objective broke the impasse within the match, with Frankfurt taking a 1-0 lead.
However, Barcelona equalised by means of Ferran Torres, who capped off a beautiful group transfer.
Ousmane Dembele minimize in from the fitting facet and performed a move to Frenkie de Jong on the fringe of the field. The Dutch midfielder then performed a neat one-two with Ferran Torres to show the defender marking him, earlier than squaring it to the Spaniard once more to use the ending touches.
Torres took a contact earlier than slotting the ball residence for the equaliser.
The match completed 1-1, regardless of Frankfurt happening to 10 males after 78 minutes as centreback Tuta acquired his marching orders for a second yellow card.
In the opposite Europa League quarterfinal matches, RB Leipzig had been held to a 1-1 draw at residence by Atalanta, whereas the match between West Ham and Lyon additionally completed 1-1.
Braga had been the one group to register a win within the first leg of the quarters as they beat Scotland’s Rangers 1-0 at residence.
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