Barcelona team bus left Lionel Messi at Anfield, following the Spanish Giants’ defeat by Liverpool even with a first leg advantage.
Recall that Barcelona appeared to have a commanding advantage after securing a 3-0 win in the first leg at Camp Nou last week. Messi suffered a miserable night for his club as Liverpool completed a stunning comeback to knock Barca out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Messi who was required to undergo a doping test immediately after the crushing defeat Barcelona suffered against Liverpool at Anfield, was left behind by the team bus.
El Chiringuito reported that the process took so long, that Barca’s team bus headed to the airport while Messi was still at Anfield.
Messi was eventually able to provide a urine sample, while special arrangements were made to reunite the Argentine with the rest of the squad and coaching staff before they traveled back to Spain. Messi also walked through the mixed zone at Anfield much later than the rest of Barca’s players, but said nothing to the media as he was escorted out of the stadium.
Sergio Busquets on the other hand apologized, after Barcelona’s humiliating exit. ‘They have been better than us. I apologise,’ said the midfielder.
‘After what happened in Rome, this happened again. It’s tough to go out like this after the first-leg result. Liverpool have been smarter than us, they were faster. I think we had chances to score the goal we needed, but it wasn’t meant to be today.’
— Adrià Albets (@AdriaAlbets) May 7, 2019