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‘Worst players I’ve seen” Barcelona fans slam two men following 3-3 stalemate that leaves Champions League hopes hanging by a thread

Barcelona need massive favours to make the last 16


Barcelona fans have taken to social media in droves to slam two men in particular after a 3-3 draw with Inter Milan left their Champions League qualification hopes hanging by the thinnest of threads.

The Blaugrana headed into the game with just three points to their name, having lost both to Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, but knew that beating Milan at the Camp Nou would bring them right back into contention for qualification.

However, despite taking the lead through Ousmane Dembele just before half time, it required a stoppage-time equaliser from Robert Lewandowski and an agonising miss from Inter wing-back Robin Gosens to snatch a point from a frenetic last quarter of an hour in Catalonia.

It is a result that leaves Xavi’s side on the brink of Europa League football, with Inter Milan needing to beat winless Victoria Plzen to be sure of their place in the Champions League knockout rounds courtesy of the head-to-head rules of the competition.

Should they fail to do so, Barcelona would need to take six points from games against Bayern Munich and Victoria, while Milan took fewer than three to book their place in the last 16, something that looks extremely unlikely.

So, like last season, it is looking to be another season of Thursday night football for the Camp Nou side, and the Blaugrana faithful were quick top pin the blame on two veterans for the outcome. The players in question? Spanish pair Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets. The defender was responsible for the equaliser, while it was an all round poor performance from the Busquets that fans took a dislike to, as can be seen below.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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