Tonight is not surely to be a great one for any Barcelona fan in any part of the globe. A 2-8 demolition in the quarter final of the UEFA Champions League is sure to haunt dreams.
It’s all been coming, the whole season has been a disaster waiting to happen for Barcelona, and the night at Lisbon was sure to linger in the memory of the Catalan club.
How do you lose 2-8 in a single leg UEFA Champions League Semi Final game? Well, ask a Barcelona fan.
Before the game, many pundits had predicted a repeat of the 7-0 demolition for the Catalan giants, but some of the Spanish club fans had pointed out their 2015 victory over the German club as a reference.
Well, a dejected looking Messi at the final whistle said it all.
Barcelona were put to the sword by the rampant Bayern, exiting Europe in embarrassing fashion.
The match in Lisbon started poorly for the Catalans as Thomas Muller gave Bayern the lead inside four minutes.
Though a David Alaba own goal gave them hope, Barcelona were ultimately undone by the ruthless German champions. Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski, a brace from Philippe Coutinho and another goal from Muller would add further misery for Barca, who got a second-half goal from Luis Suarez that was a mere consolation.
The Bavarians will move on to face either Manchester City or Lyon in the semi-final while the Catalans will head back to Spain to lick their wounds and contemplate a season with no trophies.