Barcelona's Lionel Messi furious with Samuel Umtiti due to Manchester United interest

Roma defeat might be my last Champions League match, reveals Iniesta

Roma defeat might be my last Champions League match, reveals Iniesta

"It's a painful defeat because we didn't expect it, given the lead we had", the midfielder told reporters after the loss.

Many of the La Liga club's stars were criticised for the result but Messi was reportedly furious with two players in particular- the Frenchman and Jordi Alba.

Lionel Messi and his teammates lost to Roma 3-0 on Tuesday in Italy, relinquishing a 4-1 first-leg win and getting eliminated in the quarterfinals for the third straight season.

"It's hard to accept this elimination because we had a lot of hope for this season and once again it (the Champions League) has escaped us", the midfielder added.

But former Barcelona and Brazil attacker Ronaldinho is looking further ahead to next month's final in Kiev, Ukraine.

"I would be lying if I said we could use this as a learning experience because a year ago we went out in a similar way", added Busquets.


And a BBC report into the seismic findings suggest the biggest shake-up was sparked by the coup de grace in last season's sensational 6-1 defeat of Paris Saint-Germain. Meanwhile, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu apologised to the club's supporters. "But it is now when the supporters, coaches and players have to be more united than ever".

And give everything the Romans did - outfighting and out-hassling to gain a deserved place in this season's UEFA Champions League semi-final.

Considering his future, the 33-year-old admitted he might well have now played his final game in the Champions League after the nightmare at Stadio Olimpico. "We played perfectly and performed right from the start to the last minute".

"We have a very competitive team and it will recover from this", Bartomeu said. We have to try and win them because we have not won anything yet.

La Liga leaders Barca will look to bounce back from their Champions League exit when they host Valencia on Saturday.

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