5 talking points from Barcelona’s disappointing Champions League exit

Lionel Messi (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Lionel Messi (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Barcelona have been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain and now they only have the Copa del Rey and La Liga to look forward to.

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The Catalans had a mammoth of a task on their hands on Thursday night as they were trying to overturn a 4-1 defeat in the first leg. The French side ran riot at the Camp Nou and Barcelona had to score four goals at least to win.

It was huge ask for a team that is still in its transitional phase and many would have thought that the Catalans would not even try in the game. However, the doubters were wrong and Barcelona did try although they fell quite short of the target.

Ronald Koeman and his team had to walk away from the most prestigious club tournament with their heads bowed down as they were dominated by PSG over the two legs. Lionel Messi and the team showed a lot of heart but it was not enough to overturn the massive advantage that PSG had secured in the first leg.

A goal by the club captain was enough to draw the match with a score of 1-1 but that was about it. The French Champions played a passive game and did not let the Catalans break them down easily. Thus although it was a disappointing exit, it was a hard-fought game nonetheless.

Here are the five talking points from the very tightly contested match from last night