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Barcelona’s Nou Camp looks deserted in stark contrast to Champions League-winning 2015 season after exit of Messi and Co

BARCELONA'S legendary Nou Camp ground is not the way it used to be.

Barca defeated Dynamo Kiev 1-0 last night in a Champions League clash in front of an extremely limited attendance.

That is in stark contrast to the glorious days when the stadium would be packed and rocking for the Blaugrana's superstars.

Signs show that this season's Champions League campaign is going to be rather underwhelming due to the empty stands and the team's poor performances in LaLiga and Europe.

That means it could be the exact opposite of the 2014-2015 season when the Catalan giants won their fifth European title.

That was at a time when the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Andres Iniesta and Dani Alves donned the legendary jersey.

But all of them are now gone and Barcelona have fallen into financial turmoil with some agonising cuts taking place.

The struggling Catalans also failed to sell out even half of their stadium for the LaLiga clash with Valencia on Sunday.


The official attendance was just 47,317 - meaning the Nou Camp was just 47 per cent full.

That is due to the club hierarchy's handling of the team and also the fact that Ronald Koeman's men are off the pace in LaLiga.

Barcelona are seventh in the top-flight and five points off leaders Real Sociedad with a game in hand.

Their Champions League campaign has also started with thrashings by both Bayern Munich and Benfica.

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