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Clement Lenglet smiling and laughing with Robert Lewandowski following Barcelona's crushing defeat to Bayern Munich has NOT gone down well.
Barca crashed out of the Champions League after losing to Bayern 3-0 on Wednesday.
They finished in third place, behind Benfica who beat Dynamo Kiev 2-0 to secure their spot in the next round of the competition.
:rotating_light: Barcelona have been knocked out of the Champions League group stage for the first time in 20 years :rotating_light:- SPORTbible (@sportbible) December 8, 2021
From Lionel Messi to Europa League in just a few months. Life comes at you fast! :flushed:
The writing was on the wall for the fallen European giants as the German champions went two-up before the break.
Thomas Muller opened the scoring in the 34th minute, with Leroy Sane doubling his side's advantage in the 42nd minute.
Jamal Musiala added a third in the second-half, with Lewandowski failing to get on the score-sheet.
The Polish striker not scoring appeared to make Lenglet happy, with the French defender pictured joking alongside him following their loss.
Though it hasn't been received well on social media, with some fans questioning Lenglet's mentality.
I understand Lewandowski smiling. After all Lenglet was one out of two players just watching as Muller scored from his cross. Why is Lenglet smiling though? OUT. pic.twitter.com/bvbCdJV1FF- BadBarcaOpinions (@BadBarcaOpinion) December 8, 2021
Lenglet having the time of his life with Lewandowski after playing an embarrassing match and being kicked out of the UCL in the group stages. He's lucky I am not the Barcelona president because he'd not get on the plane back with the team, and tomorrow, I'd terminate his contract- Carmen Reyes Escoto (@carmenreyesmx) December 8, 2021
Barcelona are finished it will take another decade or so to get out the trouble they are in. Lenglet laughing with lewandowski after the match after his team just lost 3-0 and is going to the europa league for the first time ever. Tells you everything you need to know.- footballknowledge (@Mightytottenha1) December 8, 2021
One tweeted: "Smiling after being knocked out in group stage ? Rip his contract up tomorrow, let him walk for free. F**k outta here."
A second wrote: "Just been knocked out the champions league and you're laughing with your opponent like that."
A third added: "I'd like to see Roy Keane's reaction to this image."
A fourth added: "Lost, conceded 3 & smiling sheepishly."
Barca boss Xavi was angry with his players after they failed to qualify for the Champions League last-16.
Speaking after the game, he said: "We didn't compete. I told the players that today was a new beginning, a turning point, that we couldn't afford to be in the Europa League.
"Barca don't deserve this. I don't like this reality that we're living. I am angry because this is now our reality, and it p***es me off.
"But we have to accept it, take it on, we've no other option.
"We have to change many things. We have to start from zero and work very hard to get Barca back to where we belong, which is not the Europa League."