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Five-time Barcelona left without answers after German side’s ruthless display dumps them out of the Champions League.
Barcelona has “hit rock bottom” after the humiliating defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champion League quarter finals, the Spanish side’s defender Gerard Pique said.
The Catalan club were thrashed 8-2 in a one-sided match and had no answers to the German team’s energetic high-press tactics.
Not even captain Lionel Messi, one of the best footballers in the world, could save Barcelona at the end of a season in which he has seemed increasingly agitated by the disarray.
“It’s a disastrous result,” Pique said after Friday’s loss dumped the five-time winners out of the tournament.
“An embarrassment, that’s the word. We have hit rock bottom.”
This was a night of utter misery in Lisbon in the pandemic-enforced single-game reformatting of a knockout stage that has never a seen a team lose so heavily in the Champions League era.
If it wasn’t embarrassing enough, Barcelona had to watch Philippe Coutinho, on loan to Bayern Munich from Barcelona, inflict the final blows and make the collapse all the more painful.