Bayern Munich were so good. Barcelona were beyond pathetic. It’s not all bad news for Barca, mind you: Bayern Munich could easily have scored about 15.
Bayern Munich are now just one match away from competing for the Champions League trophy following a decisive 8-2 win against a toothless Barcelona side in the quarterfinals. They will face off the winner of Manchester City and Lyon for that very opportunity.
Five of the eventual 10 goals scored in this match were put into the back of the net in the first half of what looked to be an exciting opening to this game. Thomas Muller netted one for his side early, and Barcelona were able to equalize thanks to an absolute howler of an own goal from David Alaba. But that was the last bit of brilliance in the first half that would favor the La Liga side. A collection of three goals from Bayern Munich quickly followed.
It didn’t get any better in the second half as Bayern seemed to just toy with their prey in the final 45 minutes. Though Luis Suarez was able to pull one back, the German squad responded with four more goals of their own to dig their opponents deeper and deeper into the ground.
An extremely content Thomas Muller, the official man of the match, speaks. “It is tough to explain. In this moment our team is in an incredible shape. Thank you for the man-of-the-match trophy, but I think we have 12 or 15 more players who deserve this as well. We worked so hard, we worked with intensity, it is tough to beat us. We had so much fun today. They have special players, we have to be even more aggressive and come back again and again. There is a moment when we catch the ball and we have so much talent in the offensive line. We feel good. It is a big statement, but I think the next game, the semi-final, starts 0-0! We have to win the next game. We have to be relaxed and very happy, but when we wake up tomorrow we have to focus. We are not here to win the quarter, we are here to win the semi, and then the final. Most of the time after big wins, it’s more difficult so we have to be careful.”