Bartomeu confirms ‘decisions will be made’ at Barcelona after UCL exit

Barcelona president wakes up, realizes youth is important

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed “decisions will be made” following the club’s Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich. Manager Quique Setien is expected to be sacked after overseeing the club’s 8-2 defeat to the Bundesliga champions, but Bartomeu has hinted there could be more changes. Here’s what the president has had to say: “It has been a very, very tough night. I am sorry for the Barça fans and members, …

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Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich: Coutinho compounds Barcelona misery

Coutinho compounds Barcelona misery

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich Two goals and three assists in 15 minutes AFP As if it couldn’t get any worse for Barcelona. Quique Setien‘s side were already 5-2 down when Bayern Munich brought loanee Philippe Coutinho off the bench in the 75th minute. The Brazilian, against the club he’d disappointed so much for, had a hand in three more goals, including two of his own, to humiliate his employers. The former Liverpool forward set up Robert …

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Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich: Maldini: This is the tsunami that’s going to wipe out everyone: Setien, Bartomeu, Suarez…

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich: Maldini: This is the tsunami that's going to wipe out everyone: Setien, Bartomeu, Suarez...

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich Facing major changes Julio ‘Maldini’ Maldonado believes Barcelona’s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich could lead to wholesale changes at the club. Gerard Pique was outspoken after the match at the Estadio da Luz, offering to leave if new blood needed to come in. The futures of president Josep Maria Bartomeu, coach Quique Setien and some of the more senior players are being questioned. “This is the tsunami that’s going to wipe out …

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Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich: Nine of Suarez’s 24 passes came from kick off against Bayern Munich

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich Deja vu for the Uruguayan Luis Surez AFP Luis Suarez saw little of the ball as Barcelona were humbled by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. In fact, over a third of the Uruguayan’s passes came from kick-off as Quique Setien‘s side shipped goal after goal in the 8-2 defeat. Suarez made nine of his 24 passes from the centre centre – eight from Bayern’s eight goals and one from the start …

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Barcelona vs Bayern: How much longer will Messi’s patience last?

Messi.

Barcelona vs Bayern Opinion of Jose Luis Hurtado Messi. This is the defeat that Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho and Pep Guardiola didn’t have. This defeat is now on Lionel Messi’s record. That’s football – cruel and disrespectful towards memory. Lothar Matthaus left it short. Bayern Munich played like the old Barcelona and destroyed them like it was a game of futsal. A machine sent a club to the slaughter house. Only Messi will stay at …

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Barcelona: Bartomeu: It’s time to make decisions, I’ve already thought about some of them

Bartomeu.

Barcelona Hinted at change Bartomeu. EFE Josep Maria Bartomeu has hinted at changes at Barcelona in the immediate aftermath of their crushing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. The president has been one of those heavily criticised by the Catalans’ recent failings, while Quique Setien and the players have also been singled out. “It’s a really heavy defeat,” Bartomeu said after the game. “I want to congratulate Bayern, who played a great game. …

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Barcelona vs Bayern: Flick: Bayern Munich have sent a message to the other teams

Hans-Dieter Flick,

Barcelona vs Bayern Crushed Barcelona in the Champions League Hans-Dieter Flick, EFE Hansi Flick has expressed his satisfaction following Bayern Munich‘s 8-2 thrashing of Barcelona in the Champions League. The German coach only took over the Bundesliga giants earlier this season, but he’s turned them into an immense force domestically and in Europe. “We had an incredible game,” Flick after the game. “We’re happy and satisfied, but there are still games to go before we’re champions. …

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Gerard Pique says he’s willing to step aside, calls for Barcelona changes

Gerard Pique says he’s willing to step aside, calls for Barcelona changes

Gerard Pique has called for change at Barcelona after Friday’s “shameful” 8-2 hammering by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The centre-back spoke to Movistar after the match and said he’d be willing to leave if the club decides a fresh start is needed for next season. “Shame is the word. You can’t play like that, you can’t play in Europe like that,” he said. “It is neither the first, nor the …

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Barcelona vs Bayern: Setien: Now Barcelona have to draw conclusions and make decisions

Setien: Now Barcelona have to draw conclusions and make decisions

Barcelona vs Bayern Spoke after humiliating defeat to Bayern Munich EFE Quique Setien has called for Barcelona to make decisions following their 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. The humiliating manner of the quarter final exit means that serious questions are being asked of the Catalan club, from top to bottom. After the game, Gerard Pique insisted that the club needed change because of how they have departed Europe in recent years. “I’m …

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Barcelona vs Bayern: Boateng turned inside out again, this time by Luis Suarez

Boateng turned inside out again, this time by Luis Suarez

Barcelona vs Bayern Reminiscent of Messi five years ago Jerome Boateng is well known for being twisted inside out by Leo Messi in 2015 and, while it might not bother him one bit after Bayern Munich defeated the Catalans 8-2, a similar moment occurred on Friday night. With the score at 4-1, Barcelona desperately tried to get back in the game and Luis Suarez stepped up with an excellent turn and finish to narrow the deficit. …

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