Game over. The delusions of grandeur can now finally be laid to rest. The years of feast are over and the years of famine are at hand. Barcelona are now a Europa League team, and in many ways this trouncing in the Munich snow merely confirmed what we have already long known about them.
Whatever Barcelona once knew, they have forgotten; whatever they once had, they have lost. This club’s enormous debt can be measured not just in cash but in expertise, in talent, in pure footballing instinct.
Written by Jonathan Liew at the Allianz Arena
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/dec/08/bayern-munich-barcelona-champions-league-match-report under the title “Bayern Munich and Sané consign Barcelona to Europa League ignominy”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.