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Barcelona, currently seventh in La Liga, travel to Real Mallorca (15th) on Sunday.
The team was jeered by many of the 27,000 fans at Camp Nou Stadium after the final whistle, and it didn't take long before critics started to attack coach Ronald Koeman for relinquishing the club's traditional passing game.
Barcelona, who recently announced their debt stands at 1.35 billion euros ($1.6 billion), were unable to keep longtime star Lionel Messi because of financial regulations.
Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia, who both started on Sunday, reportedly couldn't have been registered without Piqué's salary reduction.
"We will miss him (Messi) a lot because he was a very important player in the history of Barca. But you can't live in the past. Things change and I'm very excited about the team we have this year," Koeman said.
Follow all the live action from the quarter-final match between Spain and Switzerland on Firstpost.com's LIVE blog.
Sweden's victory over Slovakia on Friday means Spain are third in the group, with Slovakia also in front of them after they opened with a win over Poland.
LaLiga: Barcelona president Joan Laporta preparing club's revamping process, says 'it's the end of a cycle'
Barcelona may finish as low as fourth in the Spanish league, a competition it was challenging for only a few weeks ago before squandering several opportunities to take the lead.
Lionel Messi scored his 33rd goal of the season to put Barcelona in front but they failed to put the result beyond doubt and Granada hit back, Darwin Machis driving in and Jorge Molina's header completing a remarkable turnaround.
Pedri has been one of the stars of the season in La Liga after establishing himself as a key creator in Barca's midfield.
Lionel Messi set up both goals in Pamplona as Jordi Alba hammered home in the first half before the 18-year-old Ilaix Moriba came off the bench to curl in an impressive shot late in the second.
Messi reached 18 league goals with his double, moving two ahead of Atlético Madrid's Luis Suárez — his former Barcelona teammate — at the top of the scoring list.
Media outlets like Marca have posted a video online of Mbappe apparently saying “In the street, I’ll kill you” to Alba during PSG’s 4-1 win at Barcelona on Tuesday.
Defeat to PSG was a reality check for Koeman's Barca, a brutal assessment of where they are in their recovery and a measuring of the distance still to be covered before they can rejoin Europe's elite.
Clear underdogs when the draw was made in December and paired them with PSG, Barcelona may now even have the edge as their opponents arrive in Catalonia without the injured Neymar and Angel di Maria.
Barcelona defender Jordi Alba scored one goal and set up another to spark a 2-1 comeback victory over Real Sociedad, depriving the Basque Country side of the Spanish league lead.
While other players including Jordi Alba and Philippe Coutinho arrived for the session, Messi failed to appear at the Joan Gamper training complex for the session
At a Spanish league match in which spectators were banned, a man ran on to the pitch and briefly delayed Mallorca vs. Barcelona on Saturday.
Barcelona coach Quique Setien believes Real Madrid are under greater pressure than his side heading into “Clasico”, which could go a long way in determining who wins the league
LaLiga: Barcelona manager Quique Setien admits there are quite a lot of things to correct post defeat at Valencia
Barcelona coach Quique Setien admitted he is struggling to get his ideas across to his players after the champions were beaten 2-0 to Valencia on Saturday.