Barcelona’s dreams of a treble are in tatters after their hopes of reaching the Champions League final went up in smoke once again after they were stunned 4-0 by Liverpool at Anfield.
As such, the club suffered their heaviest ever defeat at the hands of an English opponent in all European competitions.
Furthermore, Barca became the first team to be on the receiving end of multiple Champions League knockout tie exits after holding a three-plus goal lead from the first leg, having been eliminated by Roma last season in similar circumstances.
It was only the fourth time any team has overturned such a deficit to reach the next stage of the competition.
The result means that they have now been eliminated at the penultimate stage in three of their last four Champions League semi-final ties.
Save for the 2014-15 campaign, where they beat Bayern Munich to reach the final and subsequently down Juventus, Barca have failed to progress beyond the final four on their last trio of visits to this stage.