Xavi sickened by Barcelona's 'worst result ever'

The playmaker has conceded it is now 'almost impossible' for the Blaugrana to progress to Wembley, admitting they were clearly second-best at the Allianz Arena
Xavi has described Tuesday's humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of Champions League semi-final opponents Bayern Munich as Barcelona's "worst result ever".

The loss at the Allianz Arena was the biggest in the competition's history at the last-four stage and represented the Blaugrana's heaviest away defeat in European competition, and their principal playmaker admitted afterwards that the Catalans could have no complaints about the final scoreline.

"It's the worst result ever," Xavi told reporters. "They were better - and I don't mind saying that."

The Spain international also conceded that the Liga leaders have little hope of turning the tie around in the second leg at Camp Nou next week.

"It's almost impossible," he confessed. "But we must try to, for this club and for everyone."

Barcelona made history in the quarter-finals by recovering from a 2-0 loss away to AC Milan to progress 4-2 on aggregate after a stirring second-leg fightback.