Barcelona president has apologize to fans and members of Barcelona ,he also added that some decision had already be taken following the heavy defeat at the hands if German champions Bayern Munich.
“It has been a very, very tough night. I am sorry for the Barça fans and members, for the players … For everyone. We were not the club that we represent, I am so sorry.” Bartomeu said.
“There are some decisions that we had already made, and others that we will make over the next few days. Announcements will be made from next week, we need to make decisions after things have calmed down. Today is a day for reflection. Tomorrow we will try to raise our fans’ spirits following such a heavy defeat.”
“It was a devastating result. I congratulate Bayern, they played a great game and deserved to go to the semi-finals. We were not up to the occasion, and we can only apologise to the members and fans.”
A merciless Bayern Munich inflicted a record breaking humiliating defeat to Barcelona on Friday, recording a 8-2 victory in their Champions League quarter-final in Lisbon to leave Lionel Messi forlorn and surely hastening in the end of an era in Catalonia.
Thomas Mueller , Ivan Perisic and Serge Gnabry were all on the scoresheet in a stunning opening 31 minutes at the Estadio da Luz, David Alaba own goal earlier canceled Mueller opener.
Luis Suarez pulled one back to 4-2 at a point in the second half, but Joshua Kimmich scored Bayern’s fifth before three more goals in the final stages, one for the prolific Robert Lewandowski and two for substitute Philippe Coutinho.
This was Bayern 19th consecutive victory in all competitions, and a 28th game unbeaten for Hansi Flick’s side. They have now scored 39 goals in nine Champions League outings this season.