Barcelona suffered an Earth shaking humiliation at the hands of the German champions on Friday night, crashing out of the Champions League in shame.
Bayern sent out a clear and firm warning to their their Champions League rivals with total destruction of Barcelona in the last eight in Lisbon.
Barcelona suffered a painful humiliation to Bayern, making it their biggest loss in their history.
The German Champions were ruthless as they swept aside a shambolic Barcelona side whose defensive errors were too much to overlook.
They scored four in the first half and added another four in the second and could easily have gotten more against a shaky and shambolic Barca side whose defensive errors were countless, setting an unwanted record in European competition.
The scores were level in the opening ten minutes, with Thomas Muller opening the scoring after being set up by Robert Lewandowski, and Barca drawing level after David Alaba sliced a Jordi Alba cross into his own net leaving Manuel Neuer stranded. Suarez was then thwarted by Neuer, while a Messi curling effort struck the post.
The next 22 minutes and the German Champions were pulling away from Barca, with Ivan Perisic firing in a deflected shot for the second while Serge Gnabry finished off a delightful chip over the Barca defence from Leon Goretzka and Muller poked in his second at the near post after a cross from Joshua Kimmich.
A neat turn and composed finish by Suarez in the 57th minute gave Barcelona a glimmer of hope, which was immediately snuffed out by a Joshua Kimmich goal after some spectacular solo dribble and delivery by Alphonso Davies leaving Nelson Semedo for dead in the process.
Robert Lewandowski finally had his goal after his initial effort was disallowed immediately after the restart. His 14th goal in eight games. Matters became worse, when Phillipe Coutinho – on loan from Barcelona – replaced Serge Gnabry and heaped more misery on his parent club netting the seventh and eighth goal from close range after initially setting up Lewandowski.
Following this result, Bayern Munich will proceed to the Semi-finals. They will find out their opponents on Saturday when English side Manchester City take on French side Lyon.
A lot of records were set in this quarter final fixture.
Let’s have a look at the records broken today according to OptaJoe
1 – Barcelona became the first team to concede four goals in the first half of a Champions League knockout game since Porto conceded five to Bayern in April 2015, in the second leg of a quarter-final
4 – Barcelona have let in four goals in the first half of a Champions League match for the first time.
5 – Barcelona have shipped five goals in a European match for the first time since losing 5-4 to Levski Sofia in March 1976 in the UEFA Cup.
6 – Barcelona lost a match by six goals for the first time since April 1951, when they lost 6-0 to Espanyol in a league match.
8 – Bayern Munich are the first side to score eight in a Champions League knockout fixture
8 – Robert Lewandowski is the fifth player to score in eight consecutive games in the Champions League.
23 – Thomas Müller has now scored 23 goals in the Champions League knockout stages, the third-most of any player behind Cristiano Ronaldo (67) and Lionel Messi (47).
After Barcelona have suffered such humiliation, the club has a lot of unanswered questions about the futures of so many key players, especially that of Lionel Messi.
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