Lionel Messi reduced to tears after Barcelona's Champions League ouster at Anfield

Lionel Messi reduced to tears after Barcelona's Champions League ouster at Anfield

- Lionel Messi's dreams of winning his fifth Champions League title crumbled before his very eyes after Barca were humbled by Liverpool at Anfield

- Origi and Wijnaldum scored two goals each to render Barcelona's three goals from the first leg mere consolation

- Messi was however said to have broken into tears in the dressing room after the match

Lionel Messi's Barcelona crashed out of this season's Champions League at the semifinal stage following their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

A brace each from Divock origi and Georginio Wijnaldum were all the Reds needed to completed a dramatic comeback.

As the Premier League outfit reach their second straight final 4-3 on aggregate despite losing the reverse fixture 3-0 at the Camp Nou.

Meanwhile, the Argentine could not help but burst into endless tears after their disappointing outing that saw them squander their three goals advantage from the first leg.

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About this time last season, Roma pulled an incredible stunt on the La Liga giants after ousting them at the last eight stage in spite of their 4-1 lead from the first leg.

This now means that Barca have crashed out of the Europe's elite competition at this latter stage - squandering their convincing lead in the second leg away from home.

The Mirror reports that the forward was inconsolable after watching his dream of winning the title fade into thin air.

Messi last won the UCL title in 2015 and all efforts to repeat same has ended in futility with Atletico Madrid, AS Roma and now Liverpool ending their dreams in the process.

Meanwhile, in spite of his side's humiliation, the Argentina international was ordered to take random UEFA urine test, which led him to miss his team's bus.

He eventually joined his teammates at the airport after the test was completed to return to Spain and focus on other competitions.

After the game, Luis Suarez apologised to their fans after admitting that they played like schoolboys with their naive defending.

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He said: "We have to apologize for the attitude, we were not a team. To our families, our children, our fans, we have to ask their forgiveness.”

And veteran midfielder Sergio Busquets added: "They have been better than us. I apologise. Liverpool have been smarter than us, they were faster."

Legit.ng earlier reported that two goals each from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum saw Liverpool outclass Barcelona in their Champions League clash.

The Reds reach their second straight UCL final after beating the Spanish League side 4-3 on aggregate.

This comes barely one week after the Catalans subjected Jurgen Klopp's side to 3-0 defeat at the Camp Nou.

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