Barcelona’s Europa League Defeat To Man Utd Leaves Pique Fuming
Barcelona suffered elimination from the Europa League at the hands of Manchester United, leaving their center-back Gerard Pique visibly frustrated. Pique labeled the performance of Xavi’s side as a “f*cking mess” following their defeat.
In the Europa League playoff tie, Manchester United overcame Barcelona by coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win. Robert Lewandowski put Barcelona ahead through a penalty, but second-half goals from Fred and Antony completed the comeback for Erik ten Hag’s side, securing them a spot in the round of 16.
The match was watched by Gerard Pique, the former Barcelona defender, who was live on Twitch during the full-time whistle on the Kings League show.
Gerard Pique expressed his disappointment with Barcelona’s Europa League exit after Manchester United’s 2-1 win in the playoff tie. Former Barca defender, Pique, who was watching the match on the Kings League show on Twitch, said, “It was a f*cking mess,” following some of his teammates’ comments.
The defeat against United means that Barcelona has been knocked out of European competition for the second consecutive season. The team can now focus on their domestic campaign, including La Liga and the Copa del Rey.
Looking ahead, Barcelona will regroup and focus on their next match, an away game against Almeria in La Liga on Sunday. Xavi will be hoping to rally his players and bounce back from their Europa League disappointment.
The Catalan giants are currently third in the league table, six points behind leaders Real Madrid with a game in hand. With 13 games remaining, there is still plenty of time for Barcelona to make a late push for the title.