Europa League: A supporter sells 2,000 tickets to Frankfurt fans, Barca fume

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Barca have identified a fan who contributed to the massive crowd of Frankfurt supporters in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals. This Camp Nou regularly took care of reselling approximately 2,000 tickets to German fans.

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Barcelona had a hard time getting past the humiliation inflicted by Frankfurt. Fixing at home in the second leg of the Europa League (2-3) quarter-finals, Barca have since tried to understand that over 20,000 Eintracht supporters were able to go to Camp Nou for this European duel. Enraged after this continental failure, Joan Laporta launched a major investigation to identify those responsible for this German boom at his stadium.

The rediscovery of places by the socialists themselves was pointed to as the main reason for the presence of tens of thousands of Germans in Catalonia on 14 April. According to information from Rac1 radio, a Catalan supporter is also responsible for selling around 2,000 tickets to German fans.

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Barca can file complaint

Accustomed to the Camp Nou, this supporter has also developed a vast network to find tickets for Barca matches and resell them to fans of the Blagrana team. Also according to information received from local media, the management of the Catalan club is planning to take the matter to court. A complaint could be filed immediately against this supporter, who allowed over 2,000 Eintracht Frankfurt fans to search for tickets outside the visitor’s parking lot.

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The influx of supporters from Germany has prompted such inquiries within Barca that Joan Laporta even held a press conference dedicated to the issue on Tuesday. The Barcelona president thus explained that 7,800 social members of the Camp Nou had committed irregularities during the Europa League setback between Frankfurt and Barca.

Barcelona misses out on its comeback

According to Sport newspaper, the ban against him, and even the ban from Camp Nou, is currently being studied by the Catalan entity’s legal services. After trailing Eintracht by three goals, Barca came close to a comeback in extra time with goals from Sergio Busquets and Memphis Depay.

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But the presence of several German supporters in the stands clearly did not help Xavi’s players to overthrow teammates Kevin Trapp in the heated moments of the second leg of this Europa League quarter-final. There is good news for Barca: we are doing everything we can to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

Jean-Guy Lebreton The Indian Paper Journalist

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