Gallery: Arsenal's European dream ended by brilliance of Barcelona front three

The Gunners were knocked out of the Champions League by Barca at the last-16 stage for the third time in seven years on Wednesday night.

There was no miracle comeback at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night as Arsenal lost 3-1 on the night to exit the Champions League at the last-16 stage at the hands of Barcelona for the third time in seven years.

Arsene Wenger's side went into the return leg with a huge mountain to climb after conceding two late goals to Lionel Messi to lose 2-0 at the Emirates in the first leg last month.

Needing to win by two clear goals to at least force extra-time, the Gunners' task was made even harder after 18 minutes when Luis Suarez played in Neymar and the Brazilian forward finished coolly to make it 3-0 on aggregate.

Six minutes after the break the visitors gave themselves hope by finding an equaliser on the night, when Mohamed Elneny passed the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box.

That proved to be nothing more than a temporary reprieve, however, as Suarez put the tie beyond doubt with a superb acrobatic finish midway through the second half before Lionel Messi dinked home a third in the closing stages.

There were undoubtedly encouraging signs from a resilient Arsenal side, but in the end they were well beaten as Barca's quality proved too much for them, although the 5-1 aggregate scorelines was rather harsh on the London side.

Here, in picture form, is how events unfolded at the Nou Camp.

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