Connect with us

News

Barca 2-8 Bayern: Painful Exit From Europe

Published

on

FC Barcelona’s Champions League dream is over for another year. Bayern Munich has advanced to the semi-finals and on the strength of the football played in Lisbon tonight, it is impossible to deny that the Bundesliga side earned that honor.

Three German goals in the space of ten minutes left Barça with a mountain to climb in the second half. Unfortunately, not only they were unable to make it happen, but the situation descended into one of the darkest nights in the club’s history. They ended up on the receiving end of their heaviest ever defeat in European football.

Goals at each end
The game could not have started worse. A Sergi Roberto led counter-attack almost had Barça scoring first, but instead, it produced a counter-attack for the opposition, capped by Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller combining to put Bayern one up.

Mere moments later, Barça was back level. David Alaba stretched out a leg to prevent a Jordi Alba cross from reaching Luis Suárez and inadvertently turned the ball into his own net.

Bayern was in a rush to make amends quickly. Barça made the most of the spaces they were leaving behind and the best of several chances saw Leo Messi hitting the post.

The forwards’ lines were outshining the defenses in this game, and we’d seen more action in 15 minutes than some matches produce in 90.

But sadly, most of the action in what remained of the half was going to be at the wrong end of the pitch.

Moment of hope
As the second half progressed, Bayern looked closer to extending their lead rather than Barça cutting it down.

There was a sudden ray of hope when a superb finish from Suárez narrowed the gap to two. But just when Barça looked to be back in it, young Canadian Alphonso Davies capped a powering run to feed Kimmich Bayern’s fifth. We back where we were before.

Salt in the wound
There was more pain to come. Lewandowski, the leading goalscorer in the competition, added another to his collection. There was a question of offside, but there was no use protesting by this stage.

Substitute Philippe Coutinho, on loan from Barça to the Bavarians, made it seven. And then eight. The first time Barça have conceded that many goals in a game since an 8-0 defeat to Sevilla in 1946.

It was a sad way to bring the curtain down on what has been a very long, and very strange season of football. But in just a few weeks, it will all be starting again.

Facebook Comments

News

Lionel Messi Blasts Barcelona For ‘Throwing’ Luis Suárez Out Of The Club

Published

on

Lionel Messi has launched a fresh attack on Barcelona’s hierarchy for the way the club treated his close friend Luis Suárez after the striker left for rival club, Atlético Madrid.

The Argentine playmaker, who threatened to leave Barça last month and recently hit out at the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s leadership, said Suárez was harshly treated and ‘thrown out’ of the club.

In an emotional goodbye post dedicated to Suarez, the club’s third-highest scorer of all time, Messi wrote: “I had already begun to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it truly dawned on me. It’s going to be so difficult to not continue to share every day with you both on the pitches and away from them.

“We’re going to miss you so much. We spent many years together, many mates, many lunches and many dinners. So many things we will never forget, all the time we spent together.

“It will be strange to see you in another shirt and much more to come up against you on the pitch. You deserved a farewell that fit with who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club. Someone who achieved great things for the team and on an individual level.

“You did not deserve for them to throw you out as they did. But the truth is that at this stage nothing surprises me anymore.”

View this post on Instagram

Ya me venía haciendo la idea pero hoy entré al vestuario y me cayó la ficha de verdad. Que difícil va a ser no seguir compartiendo el día a día con vos, tanto en las canchas como afuera. Los vamos a extrañar muchísimo. Fueron muchos años, muchos mates, comidas, cenas… Muchas cosas que nunca se van a olvidar, todos los días juntos. Va a ser raro verte con otra camiseta y mucho más enfrentarte. Te merecías que te despidan como lo que sos: uno de los jugadores más importantes de la historia del club, consiguiendo cosas importantes tanto en lo grupal como individualmente. Y no que te echen como lo hicieron. Pero la verdad que a esta altura ya no me sorprende nada. Te deseo todo lo mejor en este nuevo desafío. Te quiero mucho, los quiero mucho. Hasta pronto, amigo.

A post shared by Leo Messi (@leomessi) on

On Thursday, an emotional Suarez said goodbye to Barcelona and paid tribute to Messi after sealing a switch to Atletico Madrid. The Uruguay international had previously made it clear that he wanted to stay and see out his contract but was told by Barca’s new coach Ronald Koeman that his playing days were over at the club.

Suarez helped the club win four LaLiga titles, four Copa del Rey crowns, and the Champions League in 2015. He scored 195 goals and provided 113 assists in 283 outings for the club before his exit.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

News

Western Togoland ‘Military’ Group Block Major Roads To The Volta Region

Published

on

Reports reaching KUBILIVE reveal there is chaos on Kpong-Akosombo road as young men believed to be members of the Western Togoland have mounted roadblock at Akrade preventing vehicular movement.

The group said to be wielding implements and sticks chanting war songs mounted the roadblock around 3: 00 am Friday turning away vehicles as they claim ownership of the area.

Armed Police and Military officers have been deployed to the scene.

The Western Togolanders also used heaps of sands to block the Mepe-Sege road and the Accra-Ho road at Juapong preventing the flow of traffic.

As a result of the blocks, most passengers traveling to areas in the Volta Region including Tefle, Tsopoli, and Juapong have all been left stranded

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

News

15-Year-Old Girl Smoking Sparks Outrage On Twitter | WATCH

Published

on

A video of a 15-year-old girl smoking was uploaded to Twitter and it has sparked outrage.

The number 1 trending topic at the moment amongst Nigerians on Twitter is “She’s 15” as people debate the girl’s action.

15-year-old girl smoking, sparks outrage on Twitter (video)

A number of people have been condemning the girl, while some made a case for her, saying we all did silly things at 15 but didn’t film it.

Watch below.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Latest Stories

ad

Trending