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PETE JENSON: Barcelona finally exited the Champions League with 'honour' after putting up a fight against PSG... and with Lionel Messi set to stay, teen sensations on the rise and a popular president back, it's not all doom and gloom at the Nou Camp

If anyone is confused by Barcelona going out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the first time since 2007 and not being in mourning over it, the answer is very simple – this was the first time since 2016 that they have exited the competition with their dignity still intact.

The club is doing its best to forget about the loss of around £9million (€10.5m) for not reaching the last eight and instead is trying to savour the feeling of making a proud departure instead of an embarrassing one.

Last year Barcelona were annihilated by Bayern Munich.