Humiliated Barcelona stars emerge for the first time after horrific 8-2 Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich as they are seen leaving their Lisbon hotel
- Barcelona stars have been pictured leaving their Lisbon hotel on Saturday
- The Spanish giants suffered a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich on Friday
- Wholesale changes are expected following the abysmal performance
- Gerard Pique has called for a total rebuild from top to bottom at the club
Barcelona stars looked dejected on Saturday morning after their Champions League humiliation as Lionel Messi and Co. left their Lisbon hotel following their Bayern Munich hammering.
The five-time champions suffered their heaviest defeat in decades as the Germans ran riot in Portugal in what could be a landmark moment for the Spanish club, who have endured turmoil both on and off the pitch this season.
Coach Quique Setien is expected to be dismissed very shortly following the abysmal performance, while Gerard Pique has said that the club needs a total rebuild in order to compete among the elite again.
Barcelona stars have been pictured leaving their Lisbon hotel on Saturday morning
The Spanish club were handed a humiliating defeat to Bayern Munich on Friday night
Gerard Pique was especially critical of the state of the club, and was seen leaving the hotel
Antoine Griezmann makes his way onto the team coach with a mate drink after the defeat
The squad made a very sombre public appearance on Saturday as they left their hotel in Lisbon, with Messi, Pique and Antoine Griezmann all cutting dejected figures as they made their way to the team coach.
Last night, several Barcelona fans waited outside the hotel to express their anger at the team for the embarrassing performance, while Spanish newspapers have been united in slamming the quarter final result.
It is rare for sports papers in Catalonia and in the rest of Spain to agree on a headline but both Barcelona-based Diario Sport and Madrid-based Diario AS went with ’Historic Humiliation’ front pages on Saturday morning.
Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez makes his way out of the team hotel on Saturday morning
Spain is reeling after the quarter-final results left it without a representative in the semi-finals for the first time in 13 years but all the focus was on the impending upheaval at chaos club Barcelona.
AS said Bayern had ‘flattened a pathetic’ rival that currently exists in a state of ‘painful ridicule’ and in one opinion piece Sport said that Bayern had ‘ridiculed Barcelona on a nightmare evening’.
In its player ratings only Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba were giving marks as the rest were graded zero.
And Sport’s verdict on Setien’s performance was headlined ‘Sacked’ in anticipation of what will inevitably happen to the 61-year-old.
Its analysis continued: ‘He cannot last not even one more day in the job. The task has been far too big for him. He has nothing to offer.’
Fans gathered outside the hotel to make their feelings known with AS reporting some screamed ‘scoundrels’ as the players received a hostile reception after returning from the match.