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FC Barcelona is in the eye of the European hurricane as has been a custom in the last 5 seasons and not just for memorable performances but for 5 outright ridiculous, each one worse than the other.
The story dates back to 2017, when the Barça club began to plummet with increasingly ludicrous results; as the famous Murphy’s Law says: “If things can be worse, they will be” and here it applies directly to the hearts of Catalan fans.
After the Barça epic against Paris Saint Germain in which they came back from a 4-0 against to end up scoring 6-1 at Camp Nos, Barça went from the sublime to the ridiculous by falling 3-0 on aggregate against Juve almost without putting their hands.
STRAIGHT TO THE HEART! ????
???????? DANI ALVES: “Barça is in my heart. When I beat Barcelona with Juventus in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, I went up to my brother Neymar and gave him a hug. He was crying, and a part of I felt like crying too. ” pic.twitter.com/noOAabhaaK
– FC Barcelona ???????? (@FCBarcelona_GO) October 3, 2020
Barcelona won the first leg of the semifinals with an undeniable 4-1. However, an unknown Barça team at the Olympic in Rome received with a resounding 3-0 the worst somersault in history for the Barça team … until that moment.
The moments that marked 2018 ????
???? APR / 10/18: Kostas Manolas heads to make it 3-0 in favor of Roma at the Olímpico against Barcelona.
???? With the goal of the Greek, La Loba ended up coming back from an adverse 1-4 and qualifying for the semifinals of the #ChampionsxESPN pic.twitter.com/Nln5ZKVPUa
– Out of Play (@ESPN_FDJ) December 30, 2018
Yes, a year later everything turned out worse and after clearly thrashing Liverpool at the Camp Nou with goals from Messi and Suárez, the mythical Anfield field witnessed a colossal 4-0 that once again left the Catalans heartbroken.
On a day like today in 2019, Liverpool humiliates Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield for the Semifinal of the Champions League. After losing the first leg 3-0 at Camp Nou, Divock Origi sentenced the match with the assistance of Trent Alexander-Arnold qualifying for the final. pic.twitter.com/nijE5wmzQY
– England Soccer (@Mercado_Ingles) May 7, 2020
The scoreboard says everything there is to say about that match: 8-2, the worst win in Barça’s European history and a ridiculous without precedent on the playing field where the Germans did what they wanted with Messi and company.
The image of the historic 8-2 of Bayern Munich on Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League #Ball Stories #UCL #UEFA champions league pic.twitter.com/utMh8OOp7D
– Futbol League Press (@futleaguepress) February 16, 2021
Yes, the nightmare has only just begun: the 4-1 at Camp Nou could get much worse with PSG playing at home and with Neymar.