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Barcelona take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League quarter-final first-leg on Wednesday night, with Xavi Hernandez's men in fine form and full of confidence. Having won their last four matches in all competitions, the Blaugrana are hoping for a positive result against tough opposition at the Deutsche Bank Park. Stay with us here on the live blog for all the pre-match build-up and then minute-by-minute updates from Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona LIVE SCORE: 0-0

This is the very beginning of our Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona live blog, as we bring you all the updates from this Thursday evening meeting in Germany.

Minute 3: What a save by Trapp!

Ferran Torres has a go from 30 yards and it's headed for the top corner, before Trapp makes a fine finger-tip save.


We're underway at the Deutsche Bank Park.

18:50 BST: Frankfurt's confirmed XI

Eintracht have opted for a familiar looking starting eleven to take on Barcelona.

Frankfurt's confirmed XI: Trapp, Tuta, Hinteregger, N'Dicka, Knauff, Jakic, Sow, Kostic, Lindstrom, Kamada, Borre

18:45 BST: Barcelona's confirmed XI

Xavi Hernandez has picked his starting XI for the first leg of the Europa League quarter final tie with Eintracht Frankfurt. The Catalan coach has opted to leave Ousmane Dembele on the bench, with Adama Traore getting the nod up front along with Ferran Torres and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Barcelona's confirmed XI: Ter Stegen, Araujo, Eric García, Pique, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Pedri, Gavi, Adama, Ferran, Aubameyang.

17:30 BST: The stage is set

Barcelona are ready to step out on the Deutsche Bank Park turf, in a bid to secure a positive result ahead of the return leg at Camp Nou. The pitch looks in pristine condition, with the Catalan club's official social media accounts providing a peak into Eintracht Frankfurt's stadium.

Eintracht Frankfurt predicted line-up

Daichi Kamada has returned to action after recovering from a knock, but Christopher Lenz and Diant Ramaj are unlikely to feature due to their respective injuries.

Eintracht Frankfurt's predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Kevin Trapp; Martin Hinteregger, Evan Ndicka, Tuta; Ansgar Knauff, Djibril Sow, Kristijan Jakic, Filip Kostic; Daichi Kamada, Jesper Lindstrom; Rafael Santos Borre.

Barcelona predicted line-up

Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti and Sergino Dest are out due to injuries, while Luuk de Jong has tested positive for COVID-19 and Memphis Depay didn't travel with the team due to an overload in his left leg.

Barcelona's predicted line-up (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba; Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres.

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