Barcelona Knocked Out of Two Competitions at Once After Humbling Loss to Paris Saint-Germain

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Barcelona Knocked Out of Two Competitions at Once After Humbling Loss to Paris Saint-Germain

Ayoola Kelechi 23:31 - 16.04.2024

Barcelona's exit from the UEFA Champions League has had significant ramifications on their participation in another competition

The recent Champions League action on Tuesday night delivered significant implications for the upcoming Club World Cup, particularly for LaLiga's heavyweights Barcelona, who got eliminated at home against Paris Saint-Germain.

Champions League Exits for LaLiga

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid found themselves back in action on the continent, but their Champions League campaigns ended in disappointment at the quarter-final stage.

Both Spanish giants suffered aggregate defeats, with Barcelona falling to Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid being eliminated by Borussia Dortmund.

Ramifications for Club World Cup

While being knocked out of the Champions League is undoubtedly a blow for both clubs, the consequences are more severe for Barcelona in the long term. Xavi's Blaugrana have officially been ruled out of contention for the first edition of the new-look Club World Cup in 2025.

Real Madrid had already secured their place as one of La Liga's representatives at the tournament, leaving Barcelona with the task of advancing to the Champions League semi-finals to secure their spot. However, their elimination from the competition dashed any hopes of participating in the Club World Cup.

Confirmed Participants for Club World Cup

With Barcelona's elimination, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have been confirmed as Spanish football's representatives at the Club World Cup. While Real Madrid had already secured their place, Atletico Madrid's participation was confirmed following Barcelona's Champions League exit.

The humbling loss to Paris Saint-Germain not only ended Barcelona's Champions League journey but also dashed their hopes of competing in the Club World Cup. As they reflect on their disappointing exit from two competitions, Barcelona will need to regroup and focus on their remaining objectives for the season.

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