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Remembering the last five Barcelona teams to lose by a four-goal margin after their humbling by Paris Saint-Germain

The Spanish club Champions League, but can you remember the last Barca sides to lose by the same margin?

Hands up if you saw Barcelona’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of PSG coming? Oh, you did? Fair play.

The result almost certainly means Barcelona are out of the Champions League. So where do Luis Enrique’s side go from here?

Well, they could take some lessons from those that have gone before them, because it’s not the first time Barcelona have been hammered by a four-goal margin.

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Racing Santander 4-0 Barcelona (February 2001)

A young Pepe Reina conceded four goals against a Racing side containing Swedish juggernaut Olof Mellberg.

But this was no Barcelona reserve team. Rivaldo and Patrick Kluivert played up front, supplied by Xavi, Emmanuel Petit and Luis Enrique, with Frank De Boer anchoring the defence.

Under Lorenzo Serra Ferrer’s guidance that Barcelona side, captained by Pep Guardiola, finished fourth in La Liga, 17 points behind winners Real Madrid.

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Malaga 5-1 Barcelona (December 2003)

Kluivert and Xavi were the only survivors from the Malaga debacle, although they had new partners in Javier Saviola and Thiago Motta respectively.

Frank Rijkaard, who was now manager, added the maverick qualities of Ricardo Quaresma, plus academy graduates Victor Valdes, Gabri and Luis Garcia.

But Barcelona crumbled to a 5-1 defeat, spearheaded by a Salva Ballesta hat-trick, despite bringing Luis Enrique and Marc Overmars off the bench.

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Getafe 4-0 Barcelona (May 2007)

Barcelona swaggered into the second-leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final off the back of a 5-2 win in the first clash which featured a stunning Lionel Messi solo goal.

But, despite fielding Xavi, Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto’o, Andres Iniesta and Carles Puyol, Rijkaard’s team were stunned 4-0, crashing out of the competition.

Dani Guiza was the hero of the night, scoring twice and causing Puyol and Edmilson all sorts of problems.

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Bayern Munich 4-0 Barcelona (April 2013)

This is when the wheels came off in sensational fashion for Tito Vilanova’s team, who were mercilessly dispatched by a ruthless Bayern side.

Thomas Muller scored the first and last goals of the game, either side of strikes from Arjen Robben and Mario Gomez.

The result sent shock-waves around European football, although the only members of the squad to leave the next season were Thiago, Eric Abidal and David Villa.

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Athletic Bilbao 4-0 Barcelona (August 2015)

When the opposition’s centre-back is lobbing your keeper from the halfway line you know it’s probably not your day.

Mikel San Jose’s stunning goal set the wheels in motion for arguably the worst night of Luis Enrique’s coaching career.

A hat-trick from Aritz Aduriz gave Bilbao a commanding Spanish Super Cup lead ahead of a second-leg, which finished 1-1. Game, set and match.

So Enrique played in two and managed in one of Barca’s last five four-goal defeats. Coincidence?

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