Champions League glory in Europa League fodder – Barcelona’s decline explained

After being knocked out of the Champions League, Barcelona are in the Europa League for the first time in nearly two decades and are set to face Napoli in the second leg of this season’s knockout stage.

The Calatan giants are undoubtedly one of the greatest and most prestigious clubs to ever grace world football, and with five Champions League triumphs to their name, how did Barcelona endure the one of the greatest falls in history?

How did Barcelona get into this huge mess?

Once legends like Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, Johan Cruyff and Samuel Eto’o pull off the famous blue and brown stripes, Barca’s main priority these days seems to be balancing their astronomical wage bill and recovering from certain extraordinary transfer fees.

Watch the video from EDGE below as we dive into the timeline of events that plunged Barcelona into this almighty mess…


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