It was a night of embarrassment for one of the greatest clubs in the history of football as Barcelona faced a 2-8 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League. Under the changed circumstances, the Blaugrana faced the German champions in the only match played between the two sides at this stage and were defeated in the worst possible manner as their defence looked absolutely in tatters and their forwards could just manage two goals in reply to Bayern’s eight.
The Bavarians went all out to get the better of Quique Setien’s men in Portugal. Thomas Muller opened the scoring in the 4th minute of the match and added another one to his tally in the 31st minute. Ivan Perisic and Serge Gnabry made it four within the first thirty minutes for the “away” team.
Barcelona pulled one back through David Alaba’s own goal as the match was well defined by then. Bayern kept pushing for more as Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski added to the embarrassment with goals in the 63rd and 82nd minutes. To add salt to injuries, on-loan Barca star Philippe Coutinho scored the last two goals in the 85th and 89th minute as Luis Suarez could add to his team’s tally with one more goal, which was too little too less for the Spanish giants.
Barcelona Player Ratings from their embarrassing loss against Bayern Munich
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen 4
A night to forget for the German keeper as he conceded eight goals against a German team on the night.
Nelson Semedo 3
Completely outplayed by the pace and trickery of Alphonso Davies on the night.
Gerard Pique 3
Fell prey to the attacking instincts of the Bayern Munich attackers. A poor outing for the Spaniard.
Clement Lenglet 4
He could do nothing to spare his side the huge embarrassment.
Jordi Alba 5
Tried to go into the attack but ended up allowing Joshua Kimmich tremendous amount of space and the German obliged with a goal.
Sergi Roberto 4
Nothing special from the make-shift midfielder on the night.
Sergio Busquets 4
Could not hold the ball in the middle of the pitch. Disappointing, to say the least.
Frenkie De Jong 5
An embarrassing exit for the young Barcelona star as he was dominated by the likes of Muller and Perisic on the night.
Arturo Vidal 4
Could not get the ball ahead of his own half on most occasions as he succumbed to a defeat at the hands of his former team.
Lionel Messi 5
Even the Argentine magician could not get the better of the German side. Could not see much of the ball on the night.
Luis Suarez 6
Scored a goal on the night but it was too little too less for the Catalan side to skip the embarrassment.
Antoine Griezmann 4
Came on for Roberto at the start of the second half but to no avail.
Ansu Fati 5
Was used as a substitute in place of Busquets but was absolutely ineffective.
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