Barcelona: What next after their humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich?

Barcelona: What next after their humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich?

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Barcelona have ended 2019-20 without a major trophy

It was a night of utter humiliation for Barcelona as they went out of the Champions League after a crushing defeat by Bayern Munich.

Pundits called their 8-2 quarter-final loss “pathetic and embarrassing”, while Spanish football writer Guillem Balague said Barca’s proud heritage had been “thrown in the bin”.

Long-serving defender Gerard Pique did not hold back after the match, saying changes were needed – amid widespread reports boss Quique Setien, who has only been in the job since January, would be sacked.

What next for the five-time champions of Europe, once the most feared club side in the world?

‘Not all Setien’s fault’

Having finished runners-up to bitter rivals Real Madrid in La Liga, the pressure was already mounting on Setien, who is seven months into a two-and-a-half-year contract.

His chances of remaining in charge after his side’s capitulation in Lisbon are slim, with some reports circulating that Barca have already decided to sack him.