The best side in Europe stick another three away at the home of the standout club side of the last decade to qualify 7-0 on aggregate. Inquests range from the long-term Bundesliga fanboys/ballbags saying Barca as we know it are done, to naive assertions from the needlessly_defensives that they only lost by seven because Messi was injured.
The truth is probably somewhere in the middle; Barca will remain a huge club who compete most years and who can embarrass anyone on their day, but they've almost certainly not evolved successfully as a team, haven't been quite as fearsome since Pep's penultimate season despite a great start to this one, small signs have been there that they've been on a downward trend, and key players like Alves, Puyol and Villa could do with being replaced.
They'll be back, though, history shows dominant sides (footballing wise) come and go and that the four major leagues in Europe have brief periods of dominance in its flagship competition. If anything, a possible realigning of expectations might mean players like Thiago, dos Santos, Deulofeu and Tello might have a bit of a smoother, less pressured transition into the first team.
Deco *allegedly* fails a drug test.
Vitesse hotshot Wilfried Bony eyes a move to England.
Tony Fernandes displays further proof of crazy mentalness by saying Joey Barton might have a future at QPR.
Aldershot sound up shit creek financially.
Robert Lewandoski says Man United aren't a big enough club for him, rumours of interest from Bayern and Man City persist.
Xabi Alonso fancies a move to Chelsea.
Zlatan announces he's leaving PSG, but maybe not. Would be great to see him tear up the Premier League. Would probably be its best player, imho. Meanwhile, the club begs Carlo Ancelotti not to leave them for Real Madrid.
Tonight's games include the Europa League semi-final second legs, as Chelsea host Basel, and Lazio go to Fenerbahce. League Two play-off first legs as well, Bradford play Burton and Cheltenham visit Northampton.
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