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Bayern Munich blitz Barcelona 8-2 to reach UEFA Champions League semis

By: Reuters | Lisbon |

Up to date: August 15, 2020 3:16:00 am


No different aspect had ever scored eight objectives in a UEFA Champions League knockout match earlier than Bayern Munich. (Supply: AP)

Bayern Munich produced the mom of all Champions League thrashings in opposition to a helpless Barcelona by profitable 8-2 in Friday’s quarter-final in one of the crucial exceptional matches within the competitors’s historical past.

Thomas Mueller gave an indication of what was to return by scoring within the fourth minute and though Barca shortly replied with a comical personal objective from David Alaba after which missed two clear probabilities to take the lead, Bayern quickly proved irresistible.

Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry and one other objective from Mueller within the house of 10 minutes put the Germans 4-1 up by halftime and never even Luis Suarez’s strike after the interval gave Barca any sense that they stood an opportunity of getting again into the sport.

Joshua Kimmich completed off a swaggering transfer from Alphonso Davies to attain the fifth whereas a strike from high scorer Robert Lewandowski and two late objectives from Philippe Coutinho, who’s on mortgage from Barca, compounded the Catalans’ humiliation.

Bayern, who final gained Europe’s largest prize in 2013, will meet both Manchester Metropolis or Olympique Lyonnais within the final 4.

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