Barcelona: Tenim Un Problema
February 14, 2017
In one of the most unexpected and frankly lopsided results in Champions League history, mighty Barcelona was shut out and humiliated 4-0 by PSG Tuesday night in Paris. It was the start of the Round of 16 knockout matches, and boy did we get a shocker. For the past decade, Barcelona have been a juggernaut in the footballing world. They have not only been one of the best two teams in Spain over that span; but the world.
With Real Madrid’s tight hold atop the La Liga table this season and Barcelona on the brink of an early Champions League exit, what will happen in two weeks amongst Barca’s egos if they cannot pull a Tom Brady-like comeback for the ages?
Lionel Messi look uninspired against PSG playing alongside striking battery mates Luis Suarez and Neymar. You would assume this trio could get at least one or two in the back of the net against a PSG club who doesn’t even have the talents of Zlatan anymore (he left for Manchester United in the summer.)
All eyes will be on Camp Nou in two weeks with a golden generation on the edge of collapse. Croatia’s Ivan Rakitić came off the bench when the damage was already done, subbing in for Andres Iniesta in the 72nd minute. Sergio Busquets and Andre Gomes filled out the flailing midfield in the loss with regulars Pique and Jordi Alba on the backline.
This Barcelona side isn’t getting any younger. Is it time to panic in Catalonia?
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