Barcelona crashed out of the 2017 UEFA Youth League after falling to a 2-1 defeat against Red Bull Salzburg in the semi-final on Friday.
The Austrians will now meet either Real Madrid or Benfica in Monday’s final after substitute Daka Patson scored the winner with six minutes remaining at the Colovray Stadium in Nyon, Switzerland.
Los Blancos and the Eagles face off in the second last-four tie later today.
Here are the confirmed scores from the tournament:
|2017 UEFA Youth League: Semi-Final Results|
|Barcelona||1-2||Red Bull Salzburg|
The Blaugrana’s recent run of bad form continued as a club on Friday as they were simply outclassed by Salzburg, who advance to the final.
The under-19 side from Austria fought back from a goal down against the unit from Barca’s La Masia academy.
Barcelona took the lead after a formidable individual strike by Jordi Mboula after 19 minutes, but Salzburg moved through the gears to control the game.
A mistake by goalkeeper Sergei Puig propelled the Red Bulls back into the match shortly after the hour mark, allowing Hannes Wolf to equalise.
Salzburg refused to give Barca time or space and finally gained their rewards late in the tie as Patson found the net after an assist from Wolf.
Squawka News highlighted the team’s impressive victory:
Squawka News @SquawkaNews
Red Bull Salzburg have beaten Barcelona 2-1 in the UEFA Youth League semi-final to book their place in Monday’s final.
4/21/2017, 1:30:31 PM
According to UEFA.com, the Red Bulls dominated the attacking action, attempting 16 shots compared to Barca’s four.
The Spanish team were impotent in the final third and were unable to stop Salzburg’s trajectory after half-time.
The winning side’s official Twitter account shared footage of the celebrations:
FC Red Bull Salzburg @RedBullSalzburg
Finale, oh oh! 🎉⚽ #FCBFCS #UYL https://t.co/n50dPeodJ0
4/21/2017, 1:02:33 PM
Later, Real and Benfica play the second semi-final in Nyon.