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Barcelona’s five worst defeats

  • Published at 09:39 am August 15th, 2020
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Barcelona and Bayern Munich players line up prior to their UCL quarter-final in Lisbon Friday AFP

Friday's match bore a striking resemblance to Bayern’s 7-0 aggregate rout of Barcelona in the 2013 Champions League semi-final, when the German side won the first leg at home 4-0 followed by a 3-0 victory at Nou Camp

The 8-2 drubbing by Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final Friday was one of Barcelona’s worst five defeats in a single match.

Sevilla 11 Barcelona 1 (La Liga, 1940)

Barca took a 10th-minute lead only to fall apart as Sevilla scored all their goals in the space of an hour, between the 23rd and 83rd minutes to inflict the heaviest defeat on Barca in any competition.

Oddly enough, Barca finished fourth in the 1940-41 La Liga season, ahead of Sevilla who were fifth.

Real Madrid 8 Barcelona 2 (La Liga, 1935)

Fernando Sanudo racked up four goals for Real, the most a single player has ever scored when the two sides met, while Jaime Lazcano added a hat-trick.

Regueiro chipped in with another as Real celebrated the biggest win either side has claimed when playing each other in any competition.

Bayern Munich 8 Barcelona 2 (Champions League 2020 quarter-final)

Barca’s heaviest defeat in European competition in a single match did not look on the cards when David Alaba’s own goal cancelled out Thomas Mueller’s fourth-minute opener for Bayern in their Champions League last-eight clash in Lisbon.

But Barca’s ageing side were torn to pieces by an effervescent Bayern who scored almost at will after Croatia winger Ivan Perisic restored their lead.

The German champion led 4-1 at halftime and after Luis Suarez had pulled one back, they overran the Catalan side as substitute Philippe Coutinho, on loan at Bayern from Barca, scored two late goals.

The match bore a striking resemblance to Bayern’s 7-0 aggregate rout of Barca in the 2013 Champions League semi-final, when the German side won the first leg at home 4-0 followed by a 3-0 victory at the Nou Camp.

Liverpool 4 Barcelona 0 (Champions League 2019 semi-final)

Barca looked poised to reach the final of Europe’s premier club competition after winning the first leg at home 3-0 only to suffer an astonishing reverse at Anfield in the return fixture.

Liverpool, who were missing prolific forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in the return leg, produced a fantastic performance roared on by a fervent home crowd.

Striker Divock Origi gave Liverpool a seventh-minute lead on the night and completed the memorable comeback in the 79th after substitute Georginio Wijnaldum scored a quickfire brace early in the second half.

AC Milan 4 Barcelona 0 (Champions League 1994 final)

Boasting the likes of Brazil striker Romario, Dutch defender Ronald Koeman and midfielder Pep Guardiola who went on to become the club’s trophy-laden coach, Barca headed into the final as favorite against the Italian side.

But Milan stunned their opponents with lethal counter-attacking which resulted in forward Daniele Massaro firing them into a 2-0 first-half lead.

Montenegrin Dejan Savicevic effectively killed the match as a contest with a delightful lob from the edge of the area in the 47th minute before France enforcer Marcel Desailly put the icing on the cake in the 58th.

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