FC Barcelona: A Culé's Thoughts on How It All Went Wrong

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FC Barcelona: A Culé's Thoughts on How It All Went Wrong
It all went wrong.

Worst. Week. Ever.

I don’t know about you, but I’m still recovering from Barcelona’s elimination from the UEFA Champions League. Barça had a 2-0 lead against Chelsea in stoppage time of the first half, with an extra player—at home as well! What happened?!

In a span of seven days, three games were lost, two championships were lost, and one question has been left for all Culés to ponder: How could it all go so wrong, so fast?

First, let me congratulate Roberto Di Matteo and his men—minus John Terry. Now, many are saying they won with “anti-football” and that they played not to lose instead of playing to win. Some are even saying this Chelsea team may be the worst team to ever reach the Champions League final. I’m not going to write about how they played anti-football or didn't deserve to reach the final.

But if you were to ask me, I’ll tell you what I think. But that’s a whole different subject.

Chelsea knew they could only win this semifinal one way: defense and counterattack.

Mission accomplished.

They defended with everyone and when the few opportunities they were able to counterattack, they succeeded in scoring. You can’t be mad at that.

Pep Guardiola handled the post-game press conference as he always does—with class. I'm so proud to call him my team's manager and a Culé.

This article is for Culés, written by a Culé. So you will see that I use "we" and “our” when referring to Barcelona because I feel Culés are a part of the team as well. It’s a bit longer than usual, but just hear me out.

Here are the rest of my thoughts....

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