Barcelona’s Nou Camp deserted in stark contrast to Champions League glory days

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Barcelona’s famous Nou Campground has never been the same.

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In the Champions League match, Barca made a very limited appearance after beating Dynamo Kiev 1–0.

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Barcelona’s Nou Camp was practically empty compared to their 2015 wincredit: BT Sport
During Barcelona's win over Dynamo Kiev there were many empty seats at the Nou Camp

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During Barcelona’s win over Dynamo Kiev there were many empty seats at the Nou Campcredit: Alamy

This is in stark contrast to the glory days when stadiums were packed full of Blagrana’s superstars.

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Signs suggest that this season’s Champions League campaign is going to be very weak due to empty stands and the team’s poor performance 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.

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It was at a time when Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Andres Iniesta and Dani Alves wore the legendary jersey.

But they are all gone now and Barcelona have fallen into financial turmoil with some painful cuts.

The struggling Catalans also failed to sell half of their stadium for their LaLiga match against Valencia on Sunday.


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The official attendance was just 47,317 – meaning the Nu camp was just 47 percent full.

This is due to the team’s handling of the club hierarchy and also the fact that Ronald Koeman’s men are far from the pace in LaLiga.

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

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

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