Barcelona team bus abandon Lionel Messi at Anfield after Liverpool defeat

Barcelona team bus left Lionel Messi at Anfield, after the Spanish Giants’ defeat by Liverpool.

The Barcelona team which had a commanding advantage after securing a 3-0 win in the first leg at Camp Nou last week, suffered a miserable night as Liverpool completed a stunning comeback to knock Barca out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening with a 4-0.

Immediately after the match, Messi was required to undergo a doping test. El Chiringuito reported that the process took so long, that Barca’s team bus headed to the airport while Messi was still at Anfield.

Messi was eventually able to provide a urine sample, while special arrangements were made to reunite the Argentine with the rest of the squad and coaching staff before they traveled back to Spain. Messi also walked through the mixed zone at Anfield much later than the rest of Barca’s players, but said nothing to the media as he was escorted out of the stadium.