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Last time Barcelona were knocked out in the Champions League group stage - When was it and who were the players?

4:03 AM GMT 06/12/2021
FC Barcelona, Champions League 2000-01
Pep Guardiola was the skipper of the Barcelona team which last exited from the Champions League group stage...

Five-time UEFA Champions League winners FC Barcelona are in a serious predicament in the ongoing 2021/22 Champions League campaign.

The Catalan club are currently second in Group E with seven points, two points above third-placed Benfica as they gear up to take on leaders Bayern Munich on Thursday night in the final group stage tie. As such, there is a huge risk that Barcelona might be eliminated if they lose to Bayern Munich.

The last time, Barcelona met Bayern was in the very first match of the group where the Bundesliga champions trounced the Spanish side 3-0. The reverse clash against Bayern will become a must-win tie if Benfica sneak away with three points against Dynamo Kyiv.

It has been 20 years since the last time the former La Liga champions were ousted from the Champions League group stage. The team was led by Pep Guardiola. Barcelona were placed alongside AC Milan, Leeds United and Besiktas. The Serie A giants topped the group while the English side qualified for the knock-out stages finishing second.

As Xavi Hernandez's side run the risk of bowing out of the competition before reaching the round of 16, we take a look at the players who were part of the last Barcelona squad to have been ousted from the group stage.

  • Richard Dutruel Barcelona Leeds United 13-09-2000

    Dutruel

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Matches: 5

    Goals conceded: 9

  • Pepe Reina Barcelona

    Pepe Reina

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Matches: 0

    Goals conceded: 0

  • Francesc Arnau Barcelona

    Francesc Arnau

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Matches: 1

    Goals conceded: 0

  • Michael Reiziger Barcelona

    Michael Reiziger

    Position: Defender

    Matches: 3

    Goals: 0

  • Frank de Boer Barcelona nostalgia

    Frank de Boer

    Position: Defender

    Matches: 4

    Goals: 1

  • Sergi Barjuan, Barcelona

    Sergi Barjuan

    Position: Defender

    Matches: 6

    Goals: 0

  • Abelardo Fernandez

    Abelardo Fernandez

    Position: Defender

    Matches: 6

    Goals: 0

  • Carles Puyol Barcelona La Liga Trophy Title 2005 PUYOLSS

    Carles Puyol

    Position: Defender

    Matches: 3

    Goals: 0

  • David Bermudo

    Position: Defender

    Matches: 0

    Goals: 0

  • ONLY GERMANY Gabri Barcelona Werder Bremen 2006

    Gabri

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 1

    Goals: 1

  • Phillip Cocu Barcelona 1998

    Phillip Cocu

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 5

    Goals: 1

  • Pep Guardiola Barcelona

    Pep Guardiola

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 0

    Goals: 0

  • Luis Enrique Barcelona vs Juventus 2003 Champions league

    Luis Enrique

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 4

    Goals: 2

  • Ivan de la Pena FC Barcelona Jörg Heinrich Borussia Dortmund Super Cup 01081998

    Ivan de la Pena

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 3

    Goals: 0

  • Gerard Lopez FC Barcelona Shola Ameobi Newcastle United Champions League 03192003

    Gerard Lopez

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 5

    Goals: 0

  • Jari Litmanen - Barcelona

    Jari Limanen

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 0

    Goals: 0

  • Xavi Hernandez Barcelona La Liga

    Xavi Hernandez

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 3

    Goals: 0

  • Emmanuel Petit Barcelona La Liga

    Emmanuel Petit

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 4

    Goals: 0

  • Simao Barcelona

    Simao Sabrosa

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 6

    Goals: 0

  • Boudewijn Zenden Barcelona HP

    Boudewijn Zenden

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 1

    Goals: 0

  • Sergio Santamaria, Barcelona

    Sergio Santamaria

    Position: Midfielder

    Matches: 0

    Goals: 0

  • Marc Overmars Barcelona

    Marc Overmars

    Position: Forward

    Matches: 3

    Goals: 0

  • Patrick Kluivert Barcelona 2001

    Patrick Kluivert

    Position: Forward

    Matches: 4

    Goals: 2

  • RIVALDO BARCELONA MANCHESTER UNITED 11251998

    Rivaldo

    Position: Forward

    Matches: 6

    Goals: 6

  • Alfonso Perez Barcelona

    Alfonso Perez

    Position: Forward

    Matches: 4

    Goals: 0

  • Dani Garcia Barcelona

    Dani Garcia

    Position: Forward

    Matches: 6

    Goals: 0