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Barcelona stars jeered by their own supporters when they return to team hotel - video

It was the worst Champions League defeat in their history

Barcelona players suffered further humiliation after their thrashing by Bayern Munich when they were jeered by angry supporters as they returned to their hotel in Lisbon.

The Spanish giants club were beaten 8-2, the heaviest defeat in their Champions League history, in the quarter-final meeting in Portugal.

Supporters then gathered outside the team hotel to vent their frustration, with AS reporting that some shouted 'scoundrels' as the players left their coach.

Gerard Pique, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic were among the players who were given a torrid welcome back to their hotel after a dismal end to their season following Real Madrid claiming La Liga.

Barca coach Quique Setien said afterwards: "It’s a tremendously painful defeat. They scored more goals that they merited. We started pretty well but the power of the opponents, in many phases of the play, overran us.

"I’m not going to talk about what is needed at the club. I've been here for just a few months. It’s time for us to review and take the decisions which are needed for the future.

"I think that right now it’s too soon to be talking about whether I stay at the club or not. The reality is that it doesn't depend on me. It's worth all of us working out what's important and considering a wide range of things which correspond to a defeat of this importance and which is so painful."

Updated: August 15, 2020 10:38 AM

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