Liga Santander

Barcelona still reeling from Anfield collapse back in May

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona hasn't recovered from last season's debacle at Liverpool.

Ever since a team featuring Lionel Messi squandered a three-goal, first-leg advantage at Anfield - in a humiliating 4-0 defeat in the Champions League semifinals - Barcelona hasn't been the same side that inspires fear in rivals.

Barcelona had already won the Spanish league title when it was ripped apart by Liverpool on May 7, but after that stunning setback it finished its domestic campaign with a loss in the Copa del Rey final to Valencia.