Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez complained about the number of fans outside his home during the Europa League match against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night.
The Catalan club were knocked out of the Europa League after losing 3-2 (4-3 on aggregate) at home to the German club on the night their last good run ended.
The presence of fans at the Camp Nou, who remained to celebrate long after the final whistle, was a concern for the former midfielder.
“I was expecting 70,000 or 80,000 bags here but it wasn’t,” Xavi told reporters. “The club is investigating what happened.”
Ronald Araujo told Movistar+: “I am surprised that there are so many German fans in the stadium. The club will have to look into that.”
30,000 Eintracht Frankfurt fans walk through Barcelona on their way to the Camp Nou. All in white.
What a view. #SGE #FCBSGE pic.twitter.com/OXw6Vunm75
– Felix Tamsut (@ftamsut) April 14, 2022
Barcelona were the favorites to enter the match, but Flip Kostik’s opening goal in the fourth minute changed the mood at the Camp Nou.
The hosts could not react in time, allowing the Germans to dominate the match for extended periods before adding a second in the 36th minute.
Kostik added his second and third goal for Frankfurt less than 25 minutes before the end of the match, before two goals for condolences in stoppage time from the Blaugrana.