The fact that Eintracht beat FC Barcelona annoys coach Xavi. But the Catalan coach reacted even more irritated to the huge number of SGE fans at Camp Nou. Barça president Laporta also made a clear statement.

Barcelona’s coach Xavi was particularly annoyed by the fact that there were as many Frankfurt fans as Barça fans at Camp Nou during his team’s 3-2 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt. This was “a planning error”, the coach explained.

President Joan Laporta announced consequences: “We have to take action here. What happened at Camp Nou must not happen again like this.” There were only just under 5,000 tickets, but many Eintracht fans secured tickets through other channels.

 After the unusual first-round exit in the Champions League, the Europa League second leg against the Hessians was the next bad failure. Especially as the two very late goals for Barça make the pure result look better than the game gave it away. The Catalans’ elimination was completely deserved.