Barcelona's destruction by Bayern Munich in the quarterfinal of the Champions League resulted in a rare occasion for media in Catalonia and the rest of Spain echoing the same sentiment. "Historical humiliation," "Shame" and "End of a shameful cycle" were some of the headlines on the front page of the Spanish sports newspapers yesterday.
MARCA headined: "A historical humiliation for Barcelona. No Spanish team in the Champions League semifinal for the first time in 13 years." Diario AS wrote that "a disaster for Barcelona and the defeat could provoke a reaction within the club that would affect every level of the Catalan giants", while Mundo Deportivocalled it "The end of an embarrassing cycle as Bayern humiliated Barcelona in incredible fashion."