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5 most disappointing individual performances in the quarterfinals of the Champions League 2017-18

Zeeshan Ali
SENIOR ANALYST
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4.37K   //    12 Apr 2018, 22:13 IST

AS Roma v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg
Barcelona got a taste of their own medicine in Rome

What an unbelievable last couple of days in European football history!

The first leg was immensely intriguing with a number of results going the way almost everyone had expected. We had a few special moments: that goal from Ronaldo in Turin or the dismantling of England's champions' elect at the hands of a resurgent Liverpool.

All that action meant that we could go on and write up the best performers in the first leg of the quarters, pipping them to be the show-stealers for the reverse fixtures.

Little did we know that the second leg would end up being one of the most memorable for some time, and for some time to come.

Here, we take a look at five performances that failed to live up to the billing or the build-up surrounding the players and, as a result, dearly cost their sides' chances at winning the most elite competition in Europe.


#5 Jesus Navas

Sevilla FC v Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One
The Sevilla man was unfortunate to see an own-goal go down against his name

The former Manchester City man has settled down back where he always belonged - Seville.

The home crowd has taken to him like they did when was with them initially, and appreciates the work that the winger does for the side.

In the tie against Bayern though, the Spaniard had somewhat of a forgettable outing in the first leg as he put one past his own keeper to get Bayern level on the night and hand them an all-important away goal.

Sevilla were by far the more dominant side on the night and failed to put away some really presentable opportunities which might've altered the complexion of the game. Jesus Navas along with Sarabia and Muriel, the guilty party.

After doing a job on Jose's United in the previous round, Jesus Navas will be left kicking himself for his, rather unfortunate, contribution to the tie.

He would've been expected to affect the offensive side of things but was more scrutinised for what he did in helping Bayern go through, on the basis of their performance in Seville.

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