This time it is certain: nothing is going anymore at Barça.
The Catalan club were again swept 3-0 by Bayern in Munich on Wednesday, for the last day of the Champions League groups.
Above all, he found himself eliminated in the group stage for the first time in 20 years.
In parallel to this match, Benfica Lisbon qualified by defeating Dynamo Kiev 2-0.
However, before the kick-off, the players wanted to "write history" and snatch their ticket for the 8th on the field of the Munich ogre.
But the march was too high against the German club which has not bowed at home in the group stage of C1 for eight years.
Little consolation: Barça will continue their continental journey in the Europa League, which they will join in the round of 16.
A "blow of the club" for Xavi
With this terrible result, the post-match press conference was not easy for Xavi. “It's also quite a blow to me. I was hoping to compete a little more. It is a very hard, sad, very difficult situation. Reality tells us that we are not level. It's hard, but it is so. We will work to find Barça, which we know as quickly as possible, but things will have to be changed, that's clear. Today begins a new stage. We must rebel ”, admitted the coach of the Blaugranas.
On the ground, Barcelona conceded a first goal from Thomas Müller, who signed a lobed header after a cross from Robert Lewandowski (34th).
Then a second, a jewel of Leroy Sané, who armed a heavy strike from 30 meters that Marc-André Ter Stegen could not stop just before the break (43rd).
And Jamal Musiala, served by Alphonso Davies, came to finish off the Catalans in the 62nd minute.
Bad memories of 2000-2001
Barça, powerless, has never managed to endanger the block of Julian Nagelsmann, already assured of his qualification as first in Group E. Even the French winger Ousmane Dembélé, finally holder after getting rid of his physical glitches and who represented the only ounce of hope on the Blaugrana side, failed to alert Manuel Neuer.
Now the Catalans will have to digest this harsh statistic: the last time the club were eliminated in the group stage was at the start of the millennium, during the 2000-2001 season.
He then finished 3rd in Group H behind AC Milan and Leeds.
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