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Messi & Suarez Blamed For Barca's Shock UCL Exit

Lionel Messi & Luis Suarez Blamed For FC Barcelona's Shock UEFA Champions League Exit

By Kurt Buckerfield - Apr 11, 2018 09:27 AM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were kept quiet in their 3-0 loss to Roma on Tuesday, and have consequently taken a lot of blame for the Catalan club's exit from the UEFA Champions League.

Click through the gallery above to see images of Roma's emphatic second leg comeback against Barca on Tuesday!

After winning the first leg of their quarter-final 4-1 in Barcelona, the Catalan club would have felt confident they were getting through to the next round of the competition, but Roma had other plans.

The Italian side's 3-0 victory in Rome on Tuesday night saw them knock Ernesto Valverde's side out on away goals, and former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has pointed fingers at Barca's two main men.

"It is incredible. When we look at the stats and everything that it tells us it is incredible, but your eyes don't lie," he said, according to the Daily Mail.

"We looked at the game in the first leg… we've watched Barcelona for a number of months now and I'm not sure – even though they haven't conceded many – I'm not sure you cannot concede when you've got two strikers (Messi & Suarez) that don't put anything into defending.

"They are basically defending with eight outfield players against 11, and I'm not sure you can do that at the highest level.

"You could argue that Roma aren't at the highest level. There are teams that will exploit that even more. But no more, because Barca are out."

Messi and Suarez managed only one goal between them in their quarter-final tie against Roma.

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The Blaugrana are still in contention to win two trophies this season – the Copa del Rey and the LaLiga title.

Do you think Messi and Suarez are to blame for Barca's exit? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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kc-inferno Joined: 03 Feb 2014
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kc-inferno Apr 11, 2018 08:10 PM
Truth be told..Barca defense is weak, the problem is that it doesn't compliment the attack
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afrikaanse Apr 11, 2018 05:35 PM
I would like to see those headless chicken who called CR7 penaldo and look at their shameless faces, the dwalf has fallen
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Mandie07 Apr 11, 2018 05:15 PM
Eishh
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Barça_4sky☆ Apr 11, 2018 03:46 PM
Barca needs to give valvede one more chance next season in Europe , if he fails and continue to play this consevetive 4-4-2 approach,fire him on the spot n bring in Klopp..
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khulex nxumaloo Apr 11, 2018 03:07 PM
Coach Valverde,who told u to push Roberto into right wing n play an incompetent Semedo in his right back position? Who told u to stop playing Pauhlino? Don't u think its time to bench iniesta so the team learn to live without him n maybe give him the final 20mnts jst like Enrique did with Xavi.?
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khulex nxumaloo Apr 11, 2018 03:07 PM
Coach Valverde,who told u to push Roberto into right wing n play an incompetent Semedo in his right back position? Who told u to stop playing Pauhlino? Don't u think its time to bench iniesta so the team learn to live without him n maybe give him the final 20mnts jst like Enrique did with Xavi.?
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kgotso kgatla Apr 11, 2018 02:52 PM
IT became a norm for barca to be booted in quaterfinals every season
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Mphozana_808 Apr 11, 2018 01:34 PM
Messi and suarez must accept the defeat finish and klaar
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alizebucs1986 Apr 11, 2018 01:27 PM
Mara Vampire tried mos,in 180Minutes he Contributed 1 Goal
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Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Apr 11, 2018 01:20 PM
Nothing new samething happened last season.
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Rockyrantsha4208 Apr 11, 2018 01:04 PM
Good tactics by Roma attacking with 6players n dt gave Barca no chance to play their normal footbal
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Flipping lyf Joined: 21 Apr 2017
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Flipping lyf Apr 11, 2018 12:55 PM
Leave vampire out of this mess since he deos'nt have magic like messi but he produce nothing in 180 minutes messi he's not a game changer
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fanist Apr 11, 2018 12:40 PM
Owen mustn't forget only one player who scored a goal in Barca "Vampire" on the first leg.
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fanist Apr 11, 2018 12:30 PM
Owen must just admit Roma just did the Italian job that's all.
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leendomint Apr 11, 2018 12:27 PM
@The_Best_One Well said!!
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Emza_vr6 Apr 11, 2018 12:20 PM
Loool you can have bullets but without a gun they are useless. In the middle they played Bisquits who is injured and he was outclassed and outplayed though he played better than Rakitic who was a passage. Iniesta was nowhere to be found.. Umtiti is struggling for some time now and he was the London tower Bridge. Alaba was caurt napping and smedo had a though night . Pique tried but it was impossible to do so on his hence he gave away penalty by trying too much .Ter Stagen was the only Barca player to raise to the occasion and he save them from further humiliation. Imagine if Salah was still at Rome he would have caused havoc . So stop Blaming Vampire and Messi although the later always takes all the credit when things run smoothly
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FIDOSH MASILELA Apr 11, 2018 12:12 PM
pique is silence Xavi is silence so that saying everything #halaMadrid
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Ntsunda11 Apr 11, 2018 12:11 PM
@The_Best_One you've said it all boss, I'm clapping my hands
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FIDOSH MASILELA Apr 11, 2018 12:09 PM
barcelona is exposed the is nor LEGANES or EIBAR were messi scorers hattricks that easy this is a big deal with big boy not laliga and weak players
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Ntsunda11 Joined: 17 Feb 2016
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Ntsunda11 Apr 11, 2018 12:07 PM
@nazzi the second if you did read the whole article you should ask that question. Owen outline the the importance of defending as a whole team not only eight outfield players just like every team

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