3 things learned as Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 8-2

Barcelona – Bayern Munich was a UEFA Champions League great as Bayern went out of control in Lisbon to book their spot in the elimination rounds as they won 8-2. The truth is out. 8-2. 

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Bayern scored early and frequently as the two groups had chances aplenty however the German monsters took theirs with Thomas Muller scoring twice, in addition to Ivan Perisic and Serge Gnabry scoring one each. Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski and Philippe Coutinho (twice) all scored in the second half after Luis Suarez pulled one back to make it 4-2. 

At an opportune time Barcelona quickly made it 1-1 through David Alaba's own objective however Lionel Messi and Co. were commanded and made such a large number of protective blunders. Hansi Flick's Bayern will currently confront the champ of Manchester City v. Lyon in the elimination round, while Quique Setien's concise spell responsible for Barcelona is clearly finished. 

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The game began at a mind blowing pace as Jerome Boateng protected wonderfully with Suarez sneaking, at that point Bayern started to lead the pack. Lewandowski and Muller joined and the last completed to make it 1-0, yet soon it was 1-1. Jordi Alba's cross was shanked into his own net by Alaba to level things up. 

Barca then went close as Suarez was denied by Manuel Neuer, at that point Messi hit the post as his cross missed everybody and struck the woodwork as four Barcelona players were left grasping their heads in dismay. 

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Chances continued desiring the two groups in an engaging, start to finish conflict with Messi compelling Neuer into a spare. Perisic then penetrated home a low shot to make it 2-1 and Bayern nearly scored a third however Marc-Andre ter Stegen spared well. They made it 3-1 not long after as Gnabry penetrated home a low shot after fine goes from Thiago and afterward Leon Goretzka. 

Muller made it 4-1 preceding the break as Joshua Kimmich's cross found the veteran German at the close to post as Barcelona continued surrendering possibilities, and objectives. In the second half Suarez made it 4-2 right off the bat to give Barca a possibility of an improbable rebound yet that is all it was. Alphonso Davies' astonishing help set up Joshua Kimmich to make it 5-2 and Lewandowski got his objective to make it 6-2 as Barca were embarrassed further when their player, Coutinho, on credit at Bayern moved two home late on to rub further salt into their injuries. 

Here's a gander at what we gained from Barcelona – Bayern Munich, a genuinely noteworthy Champions League quarterfinal. 


No group had surrendered four objectives sooner in a Champions League knockout match and this was the first run through Barcelona yielded at least five objectives in a Champions League coordinate in their history. It was additionally the first run through since 1949 that Barcelona had yielded seven objectives in a solitary game. It was likewise the first run through since 1951 they lost a game by six objectives and the first run through since 1946 that they surrendered eight objectives in a game. It was additionally the first run through a group had scored eight out of a Champions League knockout game. Indeed, Bayern were clinical however Barcelona caused their own issues over and over and it was very simple for the Germans. Ter Stegen was hellbent on playing the ball short inside his own punishment box which put Barca under tension, while Sergi Roberto and Frenkie de Jong were completely overwhelmed in midfield and Nelson Semedo was harassed at directly back. Barcelona continued creation helpless guarded missteps and anyone who has watched them since the restart in La Liga will get why. This is definitely not another thing. Bayern could have scored more and Barcelona were simply woeful and looked absolutely without certainty late on. Messi and Co. glanced shocked in the last phases of the game, and for a large portion of the hour and a half. Bayern were acceptable yet the story here was about Barcelona being woefully terrible. 

Messi, Suarez, Busquets, Vidal, Pique. What do they all share for all intents and purpose? Four of them are 33 years of age and Busquets is 32. This feels like the finish of a period at Barcelona. Obviously, Messi will be Messi and he can play until he needs as he whipped in scrumptious conveyances in the primary half yet needed more assistance around him. Indeed, even he surrendered in the subsequent half. This Barcelona group couldn't adapt to the pace and intensity of Bayern and they just surrendered and Messi was one of the most noticeably terrible guilty parties. Prior this season the Argentine legend was straightforward when it came to posing inquiries of the people pulling the strings and his own colleagues and he knew. He realized that huge issues were coming and Barca were in a tough situation. This has been coming. The stun Champions League rout in the second leg at Liverpool last season. The breakdown at Roma before that. Barcelona have been hiding the faults for quite a while now and depending on Messi and Suarez to rescue them. 

They despite everything completed second in La Liga and arrived at the last eight of the Champions League this season however that is bad enough for Barcelona and this was one of the most mortifying evenings in their history. Quique Setien doesn't appear to have the conviction of his crew however this Barcelona group is running on void. It has been for quite a while. Is it the directors flaw, or the shortcoming of their maturing crew which has been so useful for such a long time yet not modified out of confidence to their hotshots and down to heedless enlistment process? The appropriate response is a tad of everything and this annihilation will presently be the reference point for a sensational Barcelona modify.

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