Europa League, the results of the first leg of the quarter-finals – sport – football

Rome, April 7, 2022 – The quarter-finals of Europa League to see a single Italian team as the protagonist: that’s theAtalantawho shoots against leipzig with a thousand regrets. Somewhat surprisingly, there is also a balance between Eintracht Frankfurt And Barcelonaas well as between West Ham And Olympique Lyonnaiswhile the only victory of the evening is to measure the Sporting Braga to Rangers.

Leipzig 1-1 Atalanta (58′ Zappacosta (a) – 17′ Muriel)

The Nerazzurri took the lead in the 17th minute thanks to Murielle, which with power enters the area and then releases a race car that leaves at the intersection. The hosts are not there and at 24′ hit the post with Andre Silva: the opening of the action was a serious error of Paint. Guests equalize the wood bill near the double whistle, when pasalic centers the outer part of the upright after proper insertion. The regrets ofAtalanta they materialize even more at the dawn of the second half: it’s 56′ e Admiral land in the region nkunkuresulting in a penalty which will be expelled from Andre Silva and largely rejected by Mussowhich is then overcome even on the next attempt almost with a hit of Orban. Not even time to celebrate that the Nerazzurri in the 58th minute conceded the equal goal, which came from the hands of a friendly shot: unfold Musso it’s an unfortunate detour through its own door Zappa costa on the cross of Angelino. The wood festival also continues in the second half: it opens at 65′ Koopmeiner with a big southpaw and closes it at 82′ on the other side Szoboszlai with a diving head at the suggestion of nkunku cap a draw closer to the group gasperini.

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Barcelona (48′ Knauff – 66′ Torres)

The surprise of the evening comes from FrankfurtWith the’Eintracht which not only stops the Barcelona but for long stretches of the race he even dreams of hitting. The first illusion comes at 38′, when the hosts are first awarded and then revoked a penalty for allegedly Ter Stegen to Kostic. True joy matures at 48′, when Knauff with the left-hander he sends the ball into the goal on the developments of a penalty badly repelled by Eric Garcia. The draw Barcelona he did not wait and took his place in the 66th minute, when the new player entered DeJong serves Ferran Torres, lethal with a diagonal towards the far post. Guests dream of a full comeback from 78′, when Combination gets the second yellow and leaves his people outnumbered in a final which however brings no news to the result.

Sporting Braga 1-0 Rangers (40′ Ruiz)

The dominance of the Portuguese is clear: it is already between 25 ‘and 26’, while before Ricardo Horta hits the post then his brother Andrew a goal disallowed after on-field review for a previous foul by Fernando to Jack. The bitterness of Braga it doesn’t last long because at 40′ Ruiz with a big right capitalizes the assist of the best Medeiros.

West Ham-Olympique Lyon 1-1 (52′ Bowen – 66′ Ndombélé)

A first yawning fraction occurs at the third minute of recovery, when Cress he gets the direct red for a foul by the last player Dembele. What could potentially be a fatal blow for the English becomes rather an extra boost: at 52 ‘in fact Bowen gives the advantage to his team by taking advantage of a poor defensive closure of Boateng on the filter Fornals. the Lyons does not break down and at 66′ equalized with Ndombelewho bags at the door virtually unattended after a bad exit from Areola. What could be the start of the comeback is actually the swansong of a nervous game that makes the return game even more tense and balanced.

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