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Barcelona back in crisis mode after Bayern Munich thrashing

Memories of last season’s 8-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich were surely in the minds of every singe Barcelona player last night as they were dealt with a slightly less savage 3-0 loss at home at the Camp Nou.

The Catalan giants had a promising start to La Liga, with Memphis Depay proving to be a star summer signing. However, the club was given a reality check on Tuesday evening when they faced the German champions in their opening UEFA Champions League group stage match.

Last season’s defeat resulted in a major crisis at the club, which eventually led to the resignation of then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his entire Board of Directors. Now, the new man in charge, Joan Laporta, knows that something needs to be done before the season spins into a downward spiral.