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Why This Barcelona Side Is a Shell of Itself without Lionel Messi

BR - "It's like going to watch the Rolling Stones without Mick Jagger being there," said Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp at halftime of Bayern Munich against Barcelona about the Catalans sans Lionel Messi.

And, as a second swashbuckling performance in a week from Bayern sent La Blaugrana crashing out of the Champions League, courtesy an embarrassing 7-0 aggregate scoreline, those words rung true.

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lando7861270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

Well they played with him on the first leg and loss by a wider margin... Just saying.

mmj1270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

As lando786 says he played the first leg and they were just as bad if not worse.

If they had any confidence in Messi making a difference they'd have played him from the start with a view to taking him off later, one or two early goals could have rocked Bayern. They obviously felt it was a waste of time using him barring a miracle.