Bayern Munich 8-2 Barcelona: Luis Suarez's heatmap sums up Barca's humiliation


No Barcelona player came out of their humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich with any credit whatsoever.

The Catalan club were embarrassed on the biggest stage with the whole of Europe watching on a Friday night.

There was no hiding place.

But at least 33-year-old Luis Suarez can say he scored.

Barca had benefitted from a David Alaba own goal in the first half to level the scores at 1-1 but Suarez scored the first goal of the second half as he made it 4-2.

The Uruguayan received the ball from Jordi Alba, sold a dummy to Jerome Boating by dummying to shoot on his right foot, cut onto his left foot and fired past Manuel Neuer.

It was a brilliant goal.

Game on?

Not quite as Bayern went on to score four unanswered goals to leave Suarez and his teammates totally and completely humiliated.

But there’s one stat – and one heat map – that demonstrates just how humiliating it really was.

Now, this perhaps isn’t Suarez’s fault but the striker made just 24 passes during the 90 minutes. Incredibly, NINE of them were from kick-offs.

It resulted in a rather incredible heat map.

Take a look:

That just about sums it all up, doesn’t it?

Unsurprisingly Barca players have been silent since their thrashing other than Gerard Pique, who didn’t hold back in a rather incredible post-match interview.

“We have hit rock bottom,” said Pique.

“This is not the first, nor the second, nor the third time. We are not on the right path. Coaches and players follow one another, but it has been several years since we have been able to be competitive on a European level.

“We all have to think internally and decide what is best for the club, for Barca. Tonight was unacceptable for Barcelona.

“It’s very hard to take but I hope it will be useful for something, for us to all think about it.

“The club needs changes. And I’m not talking at the level of the coach or the players, but structurally the club needs changes of all kinds.

“We must bring in new blood to change this dynamic, and if necessary, I would be the first to leave.”

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