Spanish club Barcelona is facing a major crisis following the team’s defeat to fellow club Shakhtar Donetsk in the 2023-2024 Champions League.
The Catalan club’s first football team faced their counterparts Shakhtar on Tuesday evening in the fourth round of the group stage of the 2023-2024 European Champions League.
At the Volkspark stadium, Shakhtar’s stronghold, the home team won with a score of 1:0 in favor of the guests, player Danilo Secan scored.
It is noteworthy that the Blaugrana are in the eighth group of the European Championship along with the Ukrainian clubs Shakhtar, Belgian Antwerp and Portuguese clubs.
Following the Catalan club’s defeat to Ukrainian side Shakhtar, the first mentioned exit to the quarter-finals of the Champions League was postponed and the group standings were as follows:
First place: Barça/9 points.
Second place: Porto, Portugal/6 points.
Third place: Shakhtar of Ukraine/6 points.
Fourth place: Royal Antwerp, Belgium/no points.
Barcelona faces a serious crisis due to defeat by Shakhtar
This led to defeat BlaugranaThis is a huge loss for the club as it will not receive €2.8 million after failing to qualify against Shakhtar.