The expression on Lionel Messi’s face after Barcelona’s 8-2 hammering to Bayern Munich in the Champions League said it all.
Dejected, embarrassed and devastated, it was a result which will live long in the memory, as Bayern ravaged their opponent with a late double from Philippe Coutinho and yet another goal from Robert Lewandowski.
The Argentines probably never thought that there could be anything worse than a 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid on May 7. The cherry on the cake was ,having won the La Liga title, Messi and his teammates also had to deal with giving their rivals a guard of honour before the match.
Xavi was shown a second yellow card and Messi could not score a single goal. Thierry Henry was their only savior. This wasn’t the only time Messi has been involved in a 4-1 La Liga defeat. They were beaten by that scoreline at Celta Vigo in September 2015.