Lionel Messi: the face of Barcelona defeat

The newspapers across Spain were united for once on Saturday after the worst result in Barcelona’s history, savaging the Catalan giants.

Both Barcelona-based Diario Sport and Madrid-based Diario AS went with ’Historic Humiliation’ front pages on Saturday morning after the club’s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich.

AS said Bayern had ‘flattened a pathetic’ rival that currently exists in a state of ‘painful ridicule’ and in one opinion piece Sport said that Bayern had ‘ridiculed Barcelona on a nightmare evening’.

The headlines in Spain on Saturday

In its player ratings only Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba were giving marks as the rest were graded zero.

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And Sport’s verdict on Barcelona coach Quique Setien’s performance was headlined ‘Sacked’ in anticipation of what will inevitably happen to the 61-year-old.

Its analysis continued: ‘He cannot last not even one more day in the job. The task has been far too big for him. He has nothing to offer.’–Daily Mail