Ivan Rakitic to undergo surgery on fractured finger after Barcelona defeat

Busquets, a three-time victor of the famous trophy, says that there are no positives to take from his side's third successive quarter-final exit and has apologised to supporters for the shock manner of this latest European setback.

In his first Champions League campaign with Los Blancos, Ronaldo scored the only goal in a 2-1 aggregate defeat to Olympique Lyon, and also scored once for Manchester United in a 5-3 elimination by AC Milan back in 2006/07.

The Serie A side, roared on by a Stadio Olimpico full of belief, took the game to Barca from the first minute and were ahead inside the first 10 minutes through Dzeko.

Catalan daily Sport lamented Barcelona's "Messi-dependancy", while popular nationwide daily El Pais criticised the club's hierarchy for a "path of unlimited spending" and said it was "scary to think about what this club is doing with the best player in history". "Now more than ever, long live Barca!"

"I am responsible absolutely, I am the visible head of the team and it was down to me. They were superior to us in all aspects".

"We still have important objectives ahead of us, but to win any trophy is hard", the Barca coach told his postmatch news conference. But now we just have to focus on the competitions that we have left.

But former Barcelona and Brazil attacker Ronaldinho is looking further ahead to next month's final in Kiev, Ukraine. "The defeat hurts, but now we need to look forward".

"We have the footballing values here of attacking, free-flowing, exciting football and, as people, you want humility, an honest, hardworking person, someone who's respectful", Murtagh explained to The Times.

In the last five games, AS Roma has won two games, lost two games and drawn one game whereas Barcelona has won four games and drawn one game.

"When you do things badly, you commit lots of mistakes and we didn't adapt to the game".

"We so wanted to win this tournament but we've failed to do so again". "We have a good, competitive team, but we didn't see that today".

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