Bayern Munich completely embarrassed Barcelona in a 8-2 Champions League win on Friday night time to guide a spot within the semifinals of the match in Lisbon.
The loss was Barcelona’s worst-ever within the Champions League, whereas Bayern grew to become the primary crew to attain eight targets in a UCL knockout-round recreation.
The match bought off to a cracking begin with Thomas Muller placing Bayern forward early and David Alaba conceding an personal objective to Barcelona minutes later to place the scoreline at 1-1 inside the opening 10 minutes.
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Bayern then went again in entrance simply previous the 20-minute mark when Ivan Perisic picked up a move from Serge Gnabry and fired previous Marc-Andre ter Stegen with a shot that took a slight deflection and wound up within the roof of the web.
It was 4-1 in Bayern’s favour quickly after as a rapid-fire jiffy noticed Muller arrange Gnabry with a stunning first-time move for a objective earlier than notching his second of the match on the close to put up from a Joshua Kimmich help.
The German champions took the three-goal lead into the dressing room, with Barcelona reeling after a gap 45 minutes that noticed them concede 4 within the opening half of a UCL knockout-round recreation for the primary time in membership historical past.
After the match, Barca defender Gerard Pique mentioned: “I am in ache. All of us are. We won’t compete like that. It’s totally, very powerful to take. Nothing extra is value saying. The membership wants adjustments. Not simply the gamers, I do not need to level out anybody.
“However soccer is a sport the place change is consistently required. We should change the dynamic we’re on as a result of I consider we’ve got simply hit backside. We’ve got to go searching, we’ve got to belief that individuals will do the correct issues for the membership.”
Luis Suarez seemed to have given Barca a lifeline within the second half with an early objective, however Bayern hit proper again when Alphonso Davies tip-toed down the endline and lower a move again to Kimmich for a simple first time end to make it 5-2.
Bayern continued to pile on, this time via Robert Lewandowski, who headed residence a cross from Barcelona loanee Philippe Coutinho.
Coutinho then scored a objective of his personal minutes later and added a second earlier than full-time to finish the Bundesliga champions’ 8-2 thrashing of Barcelona.
“It is powerful to clarify,” mentioned Muller after the match. “I believe on this second our crew is in unimaginable form.
“Thanks for the person of match trophy — perhaps we’ve got 12 to 15 gamers who deserve it. We labored so exhausting and have this depth. It is powerful to beat us. It was a lot enjoyable as we speak.
“For our model of gamers it does not matter in regards to the names of gamers we face. When somebody presses and dribbles, it is not an issue. Then we catch the ball and have a lot expertise within the offensive line.”
Hansi Flick’s aspect, who’re 9-Zero within the Champions League this season, now await the winner of Saturday’s match between Manchester Metropolis and Lyon to see who they will face within the semifinals on Wednesday, Aug. 19.