F.C.B Barcelona can practically be eliminated if they lose to Dynamo Kiev
NSNS Barcelona is about to face one of the most important matches of its season, although the name of the contender may seem unworthy. Will receive the Blaugrana Dynamo Kiev in the third round of the Champions League, meet that can judge To those directed by Ronald Koeman in Ultimate Continental Championship.
after, after Two losses 3-0 against Bayern and Benfica, The ones in Ciudad Condal are Another of his collection And the possibility to be The team was eliminated in this first round, Something that hasn’t happened for 20 years in 2000/2001 season.
at that time The heroes had two stages in the group, During the first round, Barcelona was Paired with AC Milan, Leeds United and Besiktas. The start of the season in the Champions Cup could not be better for those who were led by Sera Ferrer in the first match. beat Besiktas 5-0 At Camp Nou, but he accumulated Two draws against Leeds and Milan at the end of the first round.
In the second round of matchesBarcelona lost 2-0 to AC Milan and 3-0 to BesiktasAnd although he managed to win 4-0 against Leeds on the final day, the Catalans remained in the 3rd place in the group with only 8 points, so he was relegated to the European League, which was called at the time The European Cup, which they managed to reach the semi-finals.
However, that It is not the last season that the Spanish club had to play in the second most important competition in Europe. in season 2003-2004. Then The European Cup had a different shape Which is now used in tournaments such as the Champions League or the European League, where it used to be played exclusively Direct knockout in home and away matchesCup championships are also held periodically in the old continent.
Barcelona, which in eIts reconstruction began in the year under the guidance of Frank Rijkaard, advanced to round of 16, the example that Fell against Celtic With a total score of 1-0. 2003-2004 season edition is The last time a culé played a European championship was not in the Champions League.
The Blaugrana scored in the UEFA Cup Today’s Europa League – Ho 77 matches Disputed, of which 39 won, 17 tied, 21 lost, while they have never succeeded in declaring themselves the champions of the competition that The semi-finals were the furthest the Catalans had reached.