FC Barcelona is in contact with UEFA sanctions following an “invasion” by Eintracht Frankfurt fans this Thursday at Camp Nou during the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals, according to information from Mundo Deportivo. Over 20,000 German fans attended the game, raising safety concerns.
In addition to this Thursday’s elimination in the Europa League quarter-final stage, FC Barcelona could now face sanctions from UEFA, according to Mundo Deportivo. The Catalan management received at the Camp Nou is seeking clarification after the “invasion” of Eintracht Francourt fans. Between 20,000 and 30,000 German supporters managed to take part in the game.
“This will never happen again”, assures Laporta
The UEFA report should now attempt to determine the responsibility of the Catalan club in this matter. “This will never happen again. We have information about what happened, after these overflows the president of Barca Joan Laporta reacted. This is condemnable and shameful. We will take measures and we will explain to them.”
According to Spanish media, several German fans located outside the visitor’s parking lot got their place by recovering absent customers and putting them back on sale. Xavi, who was hoping for an atmosphere worthy of the big nights, did not have the support he expected and his team was swept (3-2). “Obviously it didn’t help us,” he said. I expected Camp Nou with 70,000 Barca spectators. There, it looked like a final, where each club was given half the entries, Xavi said after the match. later mourned. But together we, shouldn’t be! It’s an added disappointment, but it’s no excuse.”
Barca trailed 3–0, with some fans even trying to leave the Camp Nou before the final whistle. But according to several journalists on the site, German fans were blocking the exit, forcing the opposing fans to stop. Several incidents were also noted without security intervention. So these security issues could raise the bill for Barca, who have already experienced a nightmare.