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Barcelona president Bartomeu: It's a DISASTER; we apologise to Barcelonistas

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has apologised to the support after last night's Champions League humiliation.

Barca are out of the competition after their 8-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich in their quarterfinal.

Barca have failed to win any silverware this season for the first time since 2007-08, losing out to Real Madrid in the LaLiga title race and losing to Athletic Bilbao in the Cup quarter-finals.

Their eight-goal humiliation at the hands of Bayern in the Champions League quarter-finals represents a fresh low.

Speaking after the Bundesliga champions' demolition of his side, Bartomeu insisted some of the tough decisions have already been made.

"It's a really heavy defeat," Bartomeu said. "I want to congratulate Bayern, who played a great game. They deserve to go through to the semi finals. We weren't at our best, nor near it.

"Today was a disaster and now we have to make decisions. We've already thought about some of them.

"Today isn't a day for decisions. We want to apologise to the fans, members and Barcelonistas."

However, when pushed on who and what those decisions would involve, Bartomeu - who will now be under severe pressure from rival candidate Victor Font ahead of elections next year - did not reveal the club's intentions.

"I'm not going to say what [decisions] they are because some of them have already been made and others will be made," he added.

"Today is a day to reflect. From tomorrow, we'll try to lift the spirits of all the Barcelona fans and we'll make decisions from next week."

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