Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Following a 3-2 La Liga win over Levante, Barcelona will look to book their place in the Europa League semis when they host Eintracht Frankfurt to their Camp Nou on Thursday evening. Barca have been impressive in 2022, and it is no wonder the odds for home win have been dropping. January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who looks unstoppable at the moment, will be the man to watch in the away team, while both Luuk de Jong and Pedri are pushing for recalls after the duo got their names on the scoresheet in Valencia.
All Gerard Pique, Memphis Depay, Sergino Dest, and Sergi Roberto should miss out with injuries for the home team. Die Adler, on the other hand, are not regarded as good travelers, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. As for the Bundesliga outfit, midfielder Djibril Sow, who limped off with injury in a 2-1 loss to Freiburg, is unlikely to feature in the return leg.
Highlighted Player (Gerard Pique):
Gerard Pique is a Spanish footballer who was born in Barcelona on 2 February, 1987. He is married to famous Colombian singer Shakira and they have two sons Milan and Sasha. Pique is a product of La Masia, the Barca’s youth academy, but he started his senior career at Manchester United.
He returned to his boyhood club in 2008 and he has been playing for the Catalan giants ever since. The 193-cm-tall footballer is a centre back who is good in the air. His main position is centre back, but he is capable of playing a defensive midfielder if needed. Pique won his sixth La Liga trophy with Barca in the 2015/2016 season and in 2008 he has three Champions League titles with the Catalan giants as well.
During his spell with Manchester United, Gerard Pique won the Premier League trophy (2007/2008) and he helped the Red Devils win the Champions League trophy the same season. Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona defender won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Spain, while lifting the European Championship trophy two years later.
Highlighted Team (Frankfurt):
Eintracht Frankfurt is a German football club who is active in the German Bundesliga. The club was founded in 1920 after a fusion between different football clubs from Frankfurt. Eintracht Frankfurt is playing in the Bundesliga since 2011/2012 and is known for being a stable club in the Bundesliga. Currently the club is playing their home games in the Commerzbank-Arena which holds a capacity of 51000 seats. The club colour of Eintracht Fankfurt are black, red and white. Eintracht Frankfurt is called the Adlertrager by their fans. The club’s rival Kickers Offenbach.
Eintracht Frankfurt is one of the few clubs in Germany that won the Bundesliga; in the season 1958/1959 were able to win the league. Other important prizes Eintracht Frankfurt won are the DFB Pokal (4 times) and the the UEFA Cup in 1980. There are many famous football players that played for EIntracht Frankfurt in their career like Pfaff, Moller, Low, Okocha, Kopke and Berthold.