- Barcelona blew up a three-goal advantage over Liverpool to crash out of the Champions League
- This was the second time in a row the Spanish Champions have suffered a major upset in the European competition
- Luis Suarez has now blamed his team-mates for the defeat at Anfield
Barcelona star, Luis Suarez, believes his team-mates are to blame for their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday, May 7, at Anfield that saw them exit the Champions League at the semi-final stage.
Barcelona went into the second leg tie with a three-goal advantage earned from the reverse fixture played at Nou Camp.
They, however, blew up the glorious chance to reach the finals as Liverpool completed a 4-0 dramatic comeback to dump the La Liga giants out of the tournament.
Divock Origi’s early opener and Georginio Wijnaldum's incredible brace drew Liverpool level on aggregate before Trent Alexander-Arnold’s quick corner broke Barca's hearts after allowing Origi to score his second of the game and the ultimate match winner.
The defeat inflicted on Barcelona away from home effectively ended their Champions League dreams, bowing out of the competition on a 3-4 goal aggregate.
Origi's winner did not go down well with Suarez, who accused his team-mates of defending like amateurs in the run-up to the goal.
"We are very sad, very hurt. It’s time to do a lot of self-criticism in our team, it is the second time that this has happened," the Uruguayan was quoted saying after the match.
"It’s not possible that in one minute we concede two goals. Their fourth goal? We looked like a youth team there," he added.
This is now the second year in a row that Barca have suffered an upset following their knock out from the tournament by Roma in the quarter final stage last year despite registering a 4-1 win at home in the first leg.
Earlier, Legit.ng previously reported that Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum netted a brace each as Liverpool thrashed Barcelona 4-0 in the reverse tie of their UCL semi-final clash on Tuesday night, May 7, at Anfield to book a place in the final on 4-3 aggregate.
The encounter saw Liverpool without the duo of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, as Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri made the starting XI.
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