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FC Barcelona News: 8 May 2019; Barcelona Embarrassed at Anfield, Knocked Out of Europe

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Liverpool 4 – 0 Barça: Knocked out of Europe | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona squandered a 3-0 aggregate lead from the first leg and lost 4-0 to Liverpool on Tuesday night at Anfield, thus eliminating them from the UEFA Champions League, 4-3 on aggregate.The Reds scored once in the first half and three times in the second, and while Barça needed just a single goal to go through, they could not make it happen.

Sergio Busquets: Liverpool were better than us | Football Espana
Jurgen Klopp’s side overpowered Barcelona and reversed a 3-0 advantage, with two goals each for Divock Origi and Gini Wijnaldum, as Barcelona surrendered a three goal advantage in the knockout stage for a second year in succession.

‘There will be time to reflect’ - Bartomeu not ready to discuss Valverde’s Barcelona future | Goal
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was unwilling to discuss the future of head coach Ernesto Valverde after their Champions League semi-final defeat. The La Liga champions were crushed 4-0 by Liverpool in the second leg at Anfield on Tuesday, incredibly bowing out 4-3 on aggregate.

Valverde: All I can do is apologise | Football Espana
With Barcelona struggling on the pitch, their manager was unable to explain their capitulation during his post match interview. ”They started aggressively, as we expected, but to lose like this is inexcusable. To begin the game with a 3-0 lead and to lose 4-0 is simply unacceptable.”

Barcelona still way off agreeing deal for Ajax captain De Ligt - sources | ESPN
Barcelona still have work to do to get a deal for Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt over the line despite the optimism they had one month ago, sources have told ESPN FC. Barca had grown confident of landing De Ligt this summer after striking a loose agreement with him in March, but his agent Mino Raiola is now trying to get the Catalan club back to the negotiating table.