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Barcelona star Andres Iniesta warns his team-mates at half time

Barcelona were dumped out of the Champions League after a 3-0 defeat in Rome.

The Nou Camp giants had taken a 4-1 first-leg lead to the Italian capital but were stung by goals from Edin Dzeko, Daniele de Rossi and Kostas Manolas.

Barcelona were two down at the break and still in a position to qualify until Manolas’ 82nd-minute header changed the tie.

And footage of Iniesta in the tunnel at half time warning his Barca team-mates of the threat of losing has emerged.

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Barcelona lost 3-0 to Roma to exit the Champions League

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Andres Iniesta (left) was subbed off in the second half against Roma

In the video, Iniesta is seen to warn Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti: “If we keep doing what we’re doing we will end up losing.”

Iniesta’s prediction would eventually come true as Roma booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals.

Defeat was bitter blow for Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde, who was eyeing a treble this season.

Barca are on the verge of winning the La Liga title, while they are also into the final of the Copa del Rey.

As for Iniesta, he could leave the club at the end of the season, with offers in the Middle East and China supposedly on the table.

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