Barcelona experienced their worst-ever defeat in Europe courtesy of a 8-2 drubbing by Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final on Friday night in Lisbon.
Barca's ignominy was further compounded when Philippe Coutinho, who they loaned out to Bayern, assisted Robert Lewandowski's 82nd-minute goal before finishing off the Bavarians' majestic victory with the two final goals during an exhilarating 15-minute performance that put his underwhelming 18-month stint in Catalonia further behind in the rear-view mirror.
As if that weren't enough, what followed next, of course, was a fresh round of jeering from social media, as a stunned Twitterati expressed their feelings throughout the night.
We rounded up some of the best reactions here:
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich game is literally the club version of Brazil 1-7 Germany.— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) August 14, 2020
Barcelona's record signing - that they spent years charming, destabilised then didn't particularly fancy him so loaned him out - sets up the sixth, then scores the seventh and eighth goals against them in a Champions League quarter-final.— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) August 14, 2020
Barcelona paid £142,000,000 for a player to come on and score two and set up another against them in the Champions League quarter final.— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) August 14, 2020
It’s mad that Barcelona’s best player tonight was on Bayern Munich’s bench.— Transfer News (@TransferChecker) August 14, 2020
A reminder that Bayern coach Hansi Flick was the Germany assistant for the 7-1 Brazil game. pic.twitter.com/gbyU53ecMb— Euan McTear (@emctear) August 14, 2020
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid when they see each other in Spain after getting knocked out of UCLpic.twitter.com/FzWVWs76VI— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) August 14, 2020
Barcelona won’t have breakfast in the morning they 8-2 much this evening 😂😂😂— Wel Beast (@WelBeast) August 14, 2020
Barcelona players waiting for Coutinho to come back after his scored 2 goals and 1 assist against them. pic.twitter.com/wFZLnW0lwA— Nexus🇧🇦🇸🇪 (@Nexus935) August 14, 2020
1.6% of the CL goals Barcelona have ever conceded came in the first 31 minutes of this game— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) August 14, 2020
Our last 4 games (360 minutes) against Bayern:— FC Augsburg (@FCA_World) August 14, 2020
Goals Scored: 5
Goals Against: 8 https://t.co/e4lCyxRpjm
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Manu Fernandez