Without even entering the pitch, Barcelona are already knocked out of the Champions League with one round to spare. In this way, the Catalan club repeats a sad streak after 24 years.
With Inter Milan’s 4-0 win over Viktoria Plzen, no more results matter to Barca in the game against Bayern Munich. This is because the Culés will not surpass the Italian side in the table for taking the worst in the direct confrontations – first tiebreaker.
Xavi Hernández’s men are in third place in Group C. With this, the Spaniards leave the Champions League in the group stage for the second time in a row – in the last Champions League they were also 3rd -, which does not did not happen. at the club since 1998
In the 1997/98 edition, Barcelona finished bottom of the group, which they shared with Newcastle (3rd), PSV (2nd) and Dynamo Kyiv (1st). The following season, he finished 3rd, with qualifications from Manchester United (2nd and later champions) and Bayern Munich (1st).
To try not to repeat last season’s failure, this year Barcelona had strong reinforcements, such as Raphinha and Lewandowski. Despite this, the Catalans – who had the misfortune to fall into the “group of death”, with Bayern, Inter and Viktoria Plzen – reiterate their poor performance and will have to settle for the Europa League.