According to Spanish outlet AS, the Barcelona players watched Chelsea’s 3-1 first-leg defeat to Real Madrid in a hotel on Wednesday and couldn’t believe what they witnessed.
The Catalan giant recently defeated their arch-rivals Real Madrid 4-1 at their home ground. Barcelona who was in Germany preparing for their Europa League quarter-final against Eintracht Frankfurt was shocked to the core as they watched Real Madrid dismantle Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The report claims that as the game progressed the reactions from the Barcelona Players were strange and conflicting” as they expected a more competitive and close match as predicted by many pundits around the World.
AS mentioned that “What a washout!”,was one of the most repeated comments from Barcelona players who were shocked by Chelsea’s poor display.
The Barcelona players could not believe the horror mistake Mendy made that gifted Benzema his third goal.
Most of the Barcelona Players, who watch the game, were reportedly in disbelief at the lack of competitiveness from Chelsea, who are the defending champions.
“There was hardly any excitement, it was all very easy for Real Madrid,” some of the Barcelona players reportedly said after the game.
Former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has been slammed for his involvement in Real Madrid’s third goal. He claimed the German didn’t want to “injure” himself by racing for the ball after Edouard Mendy miskicked the pass.
Gabriel Agbonlahor also claimed that because the Defender want to leave Chelsea when his contract expires this summer, he didn’t want to get any injury.