Barcelona 0: Bayern Munich 3: another rout to close a nefarious eliminator
Bayern Munich certified their qualification for the Champions League final after eliminating Barcelona after winning again in the second leg, played at the Camp Nou (0-3), and will dispute the title against Borussia Dortmund, that on Tuesday eliminated Real Madrid. Messi suffered from his discomfort and did not play.
As a transfer of powers, Jupp Heynckes' team gave a football lesson at the Barcelona temple. Accustomed to offering exhibitions in recent years, the azulgrana saw the other side of the coin and gave in to the incontestable football of a great Bayern.
Life is not the same for Barça without Leo Messi. The day he was called to be the great protagonist, the best player in the world remained on the bench suffering from physical problems. Sin Messi, but not without Sergio Busquets or Alba or Mascherano or Puyol either, Too many problems accumulated for the azulgrana since before the game started.
Barça was already a headless team from the lineup, a soulless team that had to sign up too early for the epic. The azulgrana are more of a monologue than a dialogue, direct speech, but today from the beginning a tragicomedy was guessed before the packaging of the rival, a wonderful team.
Bayern were not satisfied with keeping calm and remembering the advantage of the first leg. The Germans were willing to shake off the Camp Nou curse once and for all, the bitter memory of that Champions League final 1999 lost against Manchester United with two goals conceded beyond the minute.
Barça was not Barça and Bayern seemed like the best version of Barça ever. Automatisms, intensity, intention and great coordination between the lines. Heynckes has built a work of art.
in attack, the Barça was without ideas, inaccurate and without execution speed. The Catalans' first shot on goal was a shot from outside the box by Pedro (m.24), an unusual resource in the game of touch of the azulgrana.
With the passing of the minutes, Barça recovered possession of the ball, but without depth. El Bayern, who never lost his composure, was never conservative. his football, his physique, its placement and its solvency daunted the locals, who had no answers.
A goal from Robben, in the minute 48, It was the beginning of the end. Barça never believed in the possibility of overcoming the game and their downcast football was a reflection of the state of mind in which the team was today.
Many times this season, especially during the second part of it, the azulgrana had given the impression that Barcelona had already played their best games. Today was the finding, exhausted and aimless, Messi's dependence has been shown to be decisive for the fate of many of the matches.
From one year to another, the azulgrana team has once again reached the semifinals of the Champions League, but now he has fallen in the worst of ways for a partial of 7-0, the worst part conceded by the azulgrana in the history of European competitions, since to Robben's goal was added an own goal scored by Gerard Piqué in the minute 72 and another by Thomas Muller in the 76.