- Lionel Messi was stunned by Barcelona’s embarrassing loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League
- The Argentine was spotted in the dressing room, sad and broken with Ter Stegen at the doorway
- Messi’s future at the club is now in doubt amid earlier row with manager Quique Setien
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Lionel Messi failed to inspire his side in the Champions League quarterfinal as Bayern Munich humiliated Barcelona 8-2, with the Argentine spotted emotionally down in the dressing room.
First photo of ‘broken’ Messi has emerged showing the 33-year-old rooted to the dressing room seat with goalkeeper Ter Stegen also lost in thoughts as to what had just happened.
Bayern were ruthless for the entire 90 minutes scoring four times in either half as Messi and co looked with so much confusion as they crashed out of the tournament.
A brace each by Philippe Coutinho and Thomas Mueller with Serge Gnabry, Ivan Perisic, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski also finding the back of the net for the Bavarians.
Luis Suarez scored Barcelona’s goal with the Catalan giants earlier having a goal courtesy a David Alaba own goal.
A picture showing Messi sitting alone at half-time has surfaced, while the goalkeeper Ter Stegen stood in the doorway.
Meanwhile, Gerard Pique is willing to leave the club if the board feels he is part of the changes that need to be made in the club after a calamitous ending of the season.
Despite winning 20 major trophies in his 12 year spell with the club, Pique believes there needs to be massive changes and is willing to bite the bullet for the club if necessary.
Speaking immediately after the 8-2 defeat, the World Cup winner described the defeat as “hitting rock bottom” for his club.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that it will be the first time since the 2005 that both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will not feature in the semifinal of the prestigious competition.
Ronaldo’s Juventus crashed out of this season’s tournament in the round of 16 following their loss to French side Lyon.
Ronaldo on the other hand have lifted the coveted trophy five times, once at Manchester United and then four times while playing at Real Madrid.
With their ages Messi 33 and Ronaldo 35, fans are concerned that the era of both players is gradually coming to a close.
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