Liverpool fans label view from Nou Camp away end an ‘utter disgrace’ as Barcelona refuse to budge on £103 ticket prices despite supporters having to sit at stadium’s highest point, behind netting and Plexiglass
- Liverpool supporters were charged £103 a ticket to watch their side at Barcelona
- Reds then subsidised tickets slightly, but many were underwhelmed with view
- Supporters were forced to view the match from behind Plexiglass and netting
- On the pitch, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi secured a 3-0 win for the home side
Liverpool supporters in Barcelona have hit out at their Champions League opponents for the ‘disgraceful’ view from the away end on Wednesday night.
At £103 a ticket, Reds fans who had made the trip to Barcelona were aggrieved to find Plexiglass and netting obstructing the view of one of their biggest games of the season.
Pre-match, photos from supporters high in the away section at the Nou Camp showed the sun’s glare making things worse, with the light reflecting off the glass and making it difficult to see the pitch in the distance.
Liverpool fans were dismayed to find their view at the Nou Camp obstructed by Plexiglass
As the sun shone before the tie, Liverpool’s supporters could hardly see the Nou Camp pitch
Liverpool’s travelling supporters are seen before the match, watching from behind the glass
In the end, Liverpool supporters may have been wishing they weren’t able to watch the match after a Lionel Messi masterclass secured a 3-0 victory for the home side.
To make matters worse, Liverpool fans were initially charged a mammoth €119 for the privilege of seeing the game, before the Anfield club stepped in and subsidised tickets down by €31 to €88.
The poor view and result topped off a negative couple of days for Liverpool fans, whose image was tainted by the actions of a few supporters in the Placa Reial.
While drinking ahead of the match in the city centre, fans were filmed racially abusing an Asian man after pushing him and one other into a fountain.
Before Liverpool opted to subsidise their fans’ tickets, Barcelona were charging £103 each
Liverpool’s fans watched Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez put them to the sword on Wednesday
Six supporters were also ‘arrested after two hotel workers were assaulted’ on the eve of their Champions League semi-final.
When the match did eventually take place, it was former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez who opened the scoring for the home side.
In the second half, Messi put Jurgen Klopp’s men to the sword, netting twice to send the home fans wild and put Barcelona in full control of the semi-final tie.
The second leg at Anfield takes place next Tuesday.
Down on the pitch, Messi scored his 600th Barcelona goal on the way to a 3-0 home victory
Messi fires a free-kick over Liverpool’s wall, which nestled in the corner of Alisson’s net