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Twitter explodes as Barcelona crash out of Champions League after embarrassing loss to Liverpool

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4.23K   //    08 May 2019, 10:00 IST

Liverpool v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: Second Leg
Liverpool v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: Second Leg

Barcelona crashed out of the UEFA Champions League in embarrassing fashion as they squandered their three-goal against Liverpool to lose 4-0 in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final fixture on Wednesday.

Liverpool played host to the Catalan giants and were underdogs for the first time this season, owing to their goal deficit and the absence of Roberto Firmino as well as Mohamed Salah from the squad.

Blaugrana captain Lionel Messi was far from the inspirational figure who scored a brace at Camp Nou last week and the complacency of the rest of Ernesto Valverde's team did not do anything to help his approach.

Liverpool's Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum found the back of the net twice each to put a devastating end to Barcelona's Champions League hopes this season.

Speaking of his historic goals after the game, Wijnaldum told BT Sport, "It's unbelievable. After the game in Spain we were confident we could score four and win 4-0."

"People outside doubted us and thought we couldn't do it but we showed that everything is possible in football."

"It's really emotional because I was angry at the manager for putting me on the bench. I had to do something when I came on and I'm happy that I could help the team with two goals."

"We believed from the start that we could win and we managed to do it."

Liverpool will now progress to their second consecutive Champions League final after having met Real Madrid in last year's finals at Kiev. The club will have to wait to find out who they will be facing in this year's final as Ajax host Tottenham Hotspur in the second leg of their semi-final fixture tomorrow night.

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Twitter has now exploded with reactions to Barcelona's embarrassing defeat:


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