FC Barcelona’s 8-2 defeat not only saw the club being knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich, but it was also the clubs biggest ever defeat in a European match.
To make things even worse for the Blaugranas the loss against the German champions meant they have matched a record that stood since 1946.
Sevilla beat Barcelona 8-0 in 1946 which up until today is Barcelona’s biggest defeat in the history of the club. While they did not break the record, with Barca conceding eight goals in a single match they did match the total of eight goals conceded.
At the end of the night Barcelona were lucky that Bayern did not add at least another goal to their tally.
The 8-2 defeat against Bayern is also Barcelona’s heaviest loss in Europe ever and the first time they have ever conceded more than five goals in a single European match. Forty-four years had passed since the last time Barcelona had conceded five in a single European clash, when they went down 5-4 to Levski Sofia in March 1976 in the UEFA Cup.