To be reasonable, For Barcelona it’s difficult to lose a game 8-2 and be anything shy of wretched, however it was faltering to see an European side of that extent give in such sensational style on the enormous stage.
We’re discussing a group that incorporated any semblance of Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Gerard Pique being made to look novice by transportation four objectives either side of half-time.
Bayern Munich 8-2 Barcelona
Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski all grabbed an objective, while Thomas Muller and even Barcelona loanee Philippe Coutinho contributed with supports.
It was humiliating in all cases and no one will have felt the annihilation more than Lionel Messi, the star man upon whom Barca have depended so often this season.
What’s more, in spite of the fact that Messi is probably the best competitor throughout the entire existence of game, pulling his collaborate against such an all-powerful Bayern group was even past his extraterrestrial abilities.
Was Messi… lazy?
Be that as it may, as much as we get blamed for lauding about Messi at regular intervals – is there any good reason why we wouldn’t? – we’re not ignorant concerning the way that the Argentine additionally had a quite horrendous game.
There were compromising minutes from the 33-year-old at an opportune time, most eminently hitting the post with a prodding cross, however he finished the game being seized pretty much every time he got the show on the road.
In any case, maybe the greatest allegation made against Messi during the quarter-last embarrassment was his clear absence of exertion, which was gotten on different occasions during the BT Sport inclusion.
Video claims to have ‘exposed’ Messi
Video professes to have ‘uncovered’ Messi
There were various models, most strikingly before Bayern’s fifth, where Messi was near the activity during a trade under lock and key and indicated practically zero eagerness to recover the ball.
Also, it’s something that Twitter client @GreatWhite_9 has gotten on since the game, delivering a video of ‘lethargic Messi’ being ‘uncovered’ against Bayern to the tune of more than 4,000 retweets.
It’s both questionable and, erm, somewhat brutal in equivalent measure, however you can satisfy your longing for Messi-related fun at others’ expense down underneath:
GIVEMESPORT’s Kobe Tong says
How about we make one thing straight: Messi strolling around in games is the same old thing.
Truth be told, on the off chance that you truly need to go down the bunny opening of why Messi’s strolling may really be a bit of leeway, there was a whole Twitter string that became famous online on the point as of late.
Also, should a 33-year-old Messi be pursuing each lost ball again into his own protective third? Obviously he shouldn’t, the group needs him monitoring vitality to assault Bayern where it harms.
Be that as it may, – and this is a major ‘however’ – you’d without a doubt, doubtlessly, need to see a grade in vitality and energy from Messi when it turned out to be bounteously evident that the game was evading Barca.
Without a doubt, preserve vitality to your souls content when it’s 1-1 or even 2-1 to Bayern, however toward the beginning of the second-half when Barca required a wonder, you must toss the kitchen sink.
In this way, as shameless of a Messi fan as I may be, it’s truly difficult to safeguard him when he surrendered ownership in such an apathetic style directly before the fifth objective.
In addition, in case we overlook that Barca were just two objectives from balancing by then and not six objectives down, where they would in the end get themselves. Apologies, Leo, I can’t help you here.