Barcelona players shocked by Chelsea approach to Real Madrid defeat: They gave up!

Barcelona’s players were shocked by the way Chelsea collapsed in their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.

The Barca squad caught the game in full with a giant screen being set up at their Frankfurt hotel.

Xavi’s men faced their own European clash, drawing 1-1 with Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final. While they were ‘concentrated’ on that game, the Barca players did not want to miss the Madrid match, says AS.

But as the game progressed, the players felt ‘strange and contradictory’ having expected the game to be very even right up until the last kick. Instead, they ‘could not believe’ how Chelsea were playing, especially with Edouard Mendy’s mistake for the third goal.

Blues manager Thomas Tuchel was not the only one left angry by his side’s performance, with the Barca squad said to have been ‘incredulous’ at what they were watching. Chelsea’s collapse apparently left them ‘very surprised’, with some even claiming that the Blues had become ‘resigned’ to Madrid winning.

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