It was a night of utter disaster and humiliation for Barcelona as they went out of the Champions League after a crushing defeat by Bayern Munich.
“pathetic and embarrassing”
Pundits and sports fans saw Barca at their lowest after the quarter-final 8-2 defeat.
Long-serving defender Gerard Pique did not hold back after the match, saying “We have hit rock bottom.”
He continued, “Coaches and players follow one another, but it has been several years since we have been able to be competitive on a European level.”
What’s Next for Barca?
In situations like this its the coach who gets the blame but is Quique Setien to be fully blamed?
Setien is just seven months into a two-and-a-half-year contract and was the fourth choice when he was appointed.
After having finished runners-up to bitter rivals Real Madrid in La Liga, the pressure was already mounting.
With this humiliating defeat now the question is, How long will he last?
Is something wrong with the current crop of players? or even as one pundit puts it, something is rotten at the core.
Where was Messi? it’s like he gave up. Never thought I would say this but tonight is the night Cristiano Ronaldo sneaks ahead of Lionel Messi in the GOAT race.
How bad was it?
- The loss is their heaviest in European competition, surpassing the 6-2 defeat by fellow Spanish side Valencia in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in September 1962.
- They have conceded eight goals in a match for the first time since an 8-0 defeat by Sevilla in April 1946.
- The defeat is the first time they have lost by a six-goal margin since April 1951, when they were beaten 6-0 by Espanyol in a league match.
- This is the fastest a team has ever conceded four goals in a Champions League knockout match since Bayern put four past Porto in 36 minutes in the 2014-15 quarter-final the second leg.
- This is their first season without a major trophy since 2013-14.