Remembering Messi’s Heaviest Career Defeat: 3 Years On

Remembering Messi’s Heaviest Career Defeat: 3 Years On


Today, on August 14, we mark the third anniversary of Lionel Messi’s most devastating career defeat. However, La Pulga has also faced other painful setbacks throughout his journey. Advertisement

The football world is accustomed to commemorating Lionel Messi’s career milestones. Amid the pandemic on August 14, 2020, the Argentine forward experienced his heaviest career defeat with Barcelona, facing an unexpected loss to Bayern Munich with an 8-2 scoreline during the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Additionally, Messi has endured other distressing failures, such as Argentina’s 1-6 defeat to Bolivia.

Bayern Munich 8-2 Barcelona: Messi’s Pivotal Defeat

In a historic encounter on August 14, 2020, during the quarter-finals of the Champions League in Lisbon, Bayern Munich triumphed over Barcelona with an 8-2 victory. This resounding loss was a significant blow for Messi, who found it challenging to make an impact for his team.

Messi’s Inability to Alter Barca’s Fate Against Bayern Thomas Muller (2), Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski, and Philippe Coutinho (2) all scored for coach Hans Flick’s side. In response, David Alaba and Luis Suarez managed to secure a consolation for Barcelona.

MAYBE YOU ARE INTERESTED Messi Adds a Super Luxury Car to His Collection for US Travel Messi Adds a Super Luxury Car to His Collection for US Travel Messi’s Heaviest Career Defeat with Argentina: A 1-6 Loss Against Bolivia

The Rosario star had never before experienced such a monumental setback during his illustrious career. The previous worst episode took place in 2009 when the Argentina team suffered a 1-6 defeat against Bolivia in the South American World Cup qualifiers, a painful memory etched in history.

Barcelona’s Reversal by Liverpool

The second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Liverpool in the 2018/2019 season is etched in Barcelona’s history as the “An Anfield Disaster.” After securing a 3-0 lead in the first leg, they faltered in the second leg, suffering a 0-4 loss and ultimately facing a painful elimination from the competition.

The decisive blow came when full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold cleverly took a quick corner, catching Barca’s defense off-guard, and Divock Origi capitalized on the opportunity, condemning Barcelona to a bitter defeat.

Nghia Pham