This is the defeat that Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho and Pep Guardiola didn’t have. This defeat is now on Lionel Messi’s record. That’s football – cruel and disrespectful towards memory. Lothar Matthaus left it short.
Bayern Munich played like the old Barcelona and destroyed them like it was a game of futsal. A machine sent a club to the slaughter house. Only Messi will stay at this Barcelona. That is if he doesn’t run out of patience. The board and the coaching staff will move on.
In 20 years’ time, if someone interested in the history of football doesn’t understand why Messi’s Barcelona only won one Champions League in nine years, they can follow the map of Rome, Liverpool and Lisbon.