Following last night’s nightmarish loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, Barcelona fans might want to avoid social media for a while.
The loss, Barca’s worst in a competitive fixture was the latest in a series of terrible performances in crucial UCL knockout matches in the last few seasons.
Following their relinquishing of the La Liga crown to Real Madrid, fans were hoping for some European glory.
Bayern Munich, the world’s most in-form team at the moment stood in their way.
The match started equally enough with Barcelona quickly cancelling out Bayern’s early lead.
What followed was a lesson in football taught to a team that regularly used to be the one doing the teaching.
The 8-2 loss did not only knock Barca out of the Champions League, it also resulted in the club being subjected to its worst bout of trolling arguably in the club’s history.
After the match, social media was awash with memes, tweets, pictures and videos mocking the side that once used to be Europe’s best.
Bayern had already established themselves to be the tournament’s prime gunners, blowing top-tier teams like Tottenham and Chelsea away en route to the Catalans.
Some joked that perhaps the Bavarians mistook Barcelona for another London side.
After humiliating Tottenham 10-3 and Chelsea 7-1, Bayern Munich saw blue and red jersey and thought its Crystal Palace from London 😂😂#FCBFCB pic.twitter.com/xs2uKby2VF
— Señor Torreira!!! (@Xahraddeen_) August 14, 2020
Now I know what happened tonight
Bayern played against Crystal palace 🚶🏽♂️🚶🏽♂️#FCBFCB #BARBAY pic.twitter.com/JAP5ha54yy
— MOB👑💯 (@Bash0018) August 14, 2020
Messi; Hey bro we are not from London, we are from Barcelona in Spain;
Bayern;. Oooh! You mean you are not Crystal Palace!
Messi; Yeah we are not pic.twitter.com/lkdSG8Se4X
— The Famous Man Utd Fan❁ (@MosesCollynce) August 14, 2020
He kept doing that every time when Bayern scored vele? #RIPBarcelona pic.twitter.com/jllhryhhvf
— Cellular ❁ (@robzinterris) August 14, 2020
Many others honed in on the reactions of Barca star Lionel Messi who got progressively frustrated as the match wore on, culminating in a look of devastation in the dressing room after the match.
La actitud del pecho frío de Messi en medio tiempo. Un líder así se sabe que no iban a ganar pic.twitter.com/YkNtPXOXtx
— All Sports!! (@sportsnews1235) August 14, 2020
FT: Barcelona 2-8 Bayern https://t.co/rRKJstNLvp pic.twitter.com/K3V2MXGbmu
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 14, 2020
Fc Barcelona: pic.twitter.com/7RcSoHqg6z
— FC Barcelona ➐ (@sinfulcanon) August 15, 2020
Some were even looking ahead to the semis where Bayern are set to take on either Man City or Lyon.
City and Lyon today since none of them wants to meet Bayern in the next stage😂 pic.twitter.com/4WhMm7e1Ek
— Eli Kofi 🖤🗡️ (@eli___k) August 15, 2020
Star striker, Luiz Suarez’s performance was a particular lowlight for Barcelona, despite his goal in the second half.
Luis Suárez completed just 24 passes throughout yesterday’s game, of which nine were game restarts. [via @footballespana_] pic.twitter.com/WpZ4NaTvb0
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) August 15, 2020
Luis Suarez’s heat map vs Bayern Munich 😳 pic.twitter.com/YS55jcSpIH
— Goal (@goal) August 15, 2020
Fans of Chelsea who had been thrashed 4-1 (7-1 on aggregate) by Bayern days earlier took solace in the fact that their aggregate score was accumulated in two games, unlike Barca who ate all their eight goals in just one.
Barca: We heard you guys are interested in signing Ter Stegen
Chelsea: Yes we were, but we 8-2 to tell you that we are no longer interested!!! 😂💔🤣 pic.twitter.com/2yRnCseJGb
— Myde✨ (@HoluMyde_) August 14, 2020
This barca match makes me realize that Chelsea are better than Barcelona #FCBFCB pic.twitter.com/ToUK4pkuVL
— Laycon Dad💮 (@kinglamarr__) August 14, 2020
Why you go cook food for Barca fan around 8 con dey serve am for 2 o wrong nau. 😂😂
Sane| setien| GOAT| Chelsea| Countinho. pic.twitter.com/GCvCimanlT
— O L U W A D A M I L A R E (@opa_dam) August 14, 2020
Chelsea lost 4-1 in 90 minutes, Barca are 4-1 down in 30 mins.
Chelsea > Barcelona pic.twitter.com/0KUvd2gkPB
— Liam (@_CFCLiam) August 14, 2020
A number of people were just content to have some fun at the expense of the Catalans.
Ronaldo after checking Livescores* pic.twitter.com/oXFHOpVPHz
— Tekkz. 🔴 (@KwameTekkz) August 14, 2020
As seen in Ikeja today. Bayern Munich, are you happy now? pic.twitter.com/k6aYGBOHtW
— Yomi Kazeem (@TheYomiKazeem) August 15, 2020
ASU Nyame! Bayern and friends yeda wa’ase ooooo pic.twitter.com/EiwYnUv7kT
— Victor Atsu Tamakloe (@AtsuTamakloe) August 15, 2020
Rt to annoy Barcelona fans…. #GetALife 🙏 pic.twitter.com/NxCkqszufm
— Afransi Sub Zero💯🔥 (@clementarthur21) August 15, 2020
RIP Barcelona pic.twitter.com/BrLhcPmviY
— Goal (@goal) August 15, 2020
Karma dealing with Barca’ barbaric transfer tactics pic.twitter.com/P9FWylPZE3
— Kay–v–n (@kev_saf) August 15, 2020
You 8-2 hear this, but please check up on your Barca friends and ensure they all good, life isn’t that hard or is it? pic.twitter.com/PVj4XyvhJH
— Joseph Friks (@JFriks) August 15, 2020
what barca lacked yesterday pic.twitter.com/dnGue2acnK
— Hamza Zuberi//asta/pal/ayeshaa stan account (@hamzazuberi19) August 15, 2020
* Bayern fans sneezing today*
Bayern fans : 8-2
Barca fans: pic.twitter.com/8t0ORLtm8b
— newman (@wwwbigblackhead) August 15, 2020
Barca is not a spanish club …it is a catalan club pls be guided in your arguments 😂😂…Council of Elders how dem no go score You 8-2 pic.twitter.com/EOQR2Y3Sxk
— Twilight🏴☠️🇬🇭 (@obiaabaeny3) August 15, 2020
The people still talking about Barca’s match are the kind of people who can’t let go of the past. Avoid them😌🙏
— Nungua Cardi B💕 (@elly_serwaaa) August 15, 2020
Barca: we’ll win the UCL
UEFA: beat Bayern first
— 29.07 (@nineteen29_) August 15, 2020
You saw Manchester United and still decided to be a Barca fan. No wonder you’ve lost your appetite 🙄🙄
— Red_fox🇬🇭🇬🇭 (@Snr_Cweiku) August 15, 2020
I feel sorry for De Jong. Kid came to Barça with the dream of playing with Messi, little did he know it was a nightmare playing with the rest.
— De Ara Torres (@dearatorres) August 14, 2020
Even some Bundesliga teams got in on the act
Our last 4 games (360 minutes) against Bayern:
Goals Scored: 5
Goals Against: 8 https://t.co/e4lCyxRpjm
— FC Augsburg (@FCA_World) August 14, 2020
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