EXCESSIVE PUNISHMENT FOR THE BARÇA?
VERY HARD: First and only defeat of the Barça in this Champions
Published:8/05/2019 - 04:06h
Updated:8/05/2019 - 04:08h
The only defeat suffered by the FC Barcelona in this Champions League 2018-19 has finish deleting him of the tournament. Hard punishment for a team, the one of Valverde, that until this Tuesday had gone surpassing each one of his challenges with solvency
It calls the attention that the FC Barcelona have remained deleted of the UEFA Champions League 2018-19 after his first defeat in this edition of the tournament. The culés were to date the only team invicto, and Ernesto Valverde already had warned in press conference of the whims of this competition, in which any error pays very expensive.
"The Champions League is the competition in which the errors do not forgive , in which twenty bad minutes leave you was. The Champions demands a maximum concentration", had said the 'Txingurri'. This Tuesday, the FC Barcelona had the possibility to turn into the first team that classified for a final of Champions without having gone losing neither an only minute since it did it the Arsenal of Wenger, in the season 2005-06.
At the end, the push, sacrifice and heart of the Liverpool swept of the map to an unrecognizable Barcelona in Anfield, completing the worst party of the season 2018-19 with a lot of difference. The culés had won in phase of groups to PSV Eindhoven (4-0 and 1-2), Tottenham (2-4) and Inter of Milan (2-0), empatando in the parties of turn in front of 'spurs' (1-1) and 'nerazzurri' (1-1).
The Barça empató to zero in the gone of eighth of final in front of the Olympique of Lyon, and goleó without problems to the French in the Camp Nou (5-1). Already in quarter-finals, surpassed to the Manchester United in Old Trafford (0-1) and did to cost the pass to semifinals with a 3-0 in the party of turn. Precisely in the sanctuary culé, gave the goleada in the gone of semifinals against the Liverpool, a 3-0 propiciado by the magic and clairvoyance of Messi.
But this party already was deceptive by the superiority of the 'reds', and in Anfield the mirage finish going out to the light. The FC Barcelona did not deserve in any moment happen to the final of the League of Champions, and the ones of Klopp attained to delete to the ones of Valverde lumbering with them the only -and painful- defeat of the season in the European competition.
A direct bullet to the heart of the barcelonismo, and that will do that the managerial board of the FC Barcelona have to replantear a lot of questions, so much in the continuity of some players as on the future of Ernesto Valverde in the bench. Already there will be time to plan it all, but for the moment the Barça will have to centre in what it subtracts of campaign, with a title still at stake to do doublet with LaLiga: the final of the Glass of Rey.
RESULTS OF THE BARÇA IN THIS CHAMPIONS 2018-19:
Phase of groups
- FC Barcelona-PSV (4-0)
- Tottenham-FC Barcelona (2-4)
- FC Barcelona-Inter (2-0)
- Inter-FC Barcelona (1-1)
- PSV-FC Barcelona (1-2)
- FC Barcelona-Tottenham (1-1)
Eighth of final
- Olympique Lyon-FC Barcelona (0-0)
- FC Barcelona-Olympique Lyon (5-1)
- Manchester United-FC Barcelona (0-1)
- FC Barcelona-Manchester United (3-0)
- FC Barcelona-Liverpool (3-0)
- Liverpool-FC Barcelona (4-0)