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Barcelona's five toughest European losses of the Lionel Messi era - in pictures

A 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield saw Barca surrender a 3-0 lead in this season's Uefa Champions League semi-finals

Lionel Messi is one of the most decorated footballers in history, but even the Barcelona superstar has suffered his fair share of heartbreak.

Granted, the Argentine has not experienced too much disappointment domestically (what with winning 10 La Liga titles), but he has been on the receiving end of some tough results in the Uefa Champions League, none more so than Tuesday night’s thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.

With that in mind, we look at five of Barcelona’s toughest Champions League losses during the Messi era in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows or thumbnails, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: May 8, 2019 12:21 PM

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