Robert Lewandowski’s goal against Manchester United proves costly for Barcelona

Thursday’s Europa League knockout round second leg defeat to Manchester United ended a dismal European season for Barcelona.

After a group stage exit in the Champions League, Xavi Hernandez’s side once again fell at the first hurdle as they were knocked out by the Premier League giants. It had all started so well, with Robert Lewandowski scoring an early penalty, but second half goals from Fred and Antony consigned them to defeat.

Barcelona will already lose out on money due to their early exit, and now they will have to part with more cash because of Lewandowski’s spot kick.

The goal was the Polish striker’s 25th of the season, and a clause in the deal with Bayern Munich stipulated that the German champions would be owed €1.25m if he hit that mark, as per Catalunya Radio.

It is a small amount, but with Barcelona continuing to struggle financially, every little bit will have an effect as they look to balance the books this summer.

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