Bayern Munich thrash Barcelona to reach Champions League final
Champions League: Bayern Munich set up an all-German final with a 7-0 aggregate victory over the Catalan giants
An astounding result over the two legs has meant that Bayern Munich will be the ones that face a jubilant Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final at Wembley.
The two German sides have swept aside their Spanish opponents over the two semi-finals to prove that German football is beginning to flourish into the sort of game we have seen from Spain in the recent years. Both Bayern Munich and Dortmund have shown the kind of team spirit and togetherness needed to reach a European Cup final - something that English sides have failed to do this season.
Bayern managed to secure a 3-0 win over the mighty Barcelona at the Nou Camp to progress to their third final in four years with a 7-0 aggregate win overall. This result will surely send messages to teams all around the world to reiterate just how strong German football is becoming.
Barcelona started and ended the game without their Argentinian talesman, Lionel Messi, who has, yet again, been in electric form this season. The World Player of the Year missed out through injury but was included on the bench.
Arjen Robben opened the scoring on the night before Gerard Pique put the ball into his own net. Thomas Muller then made it 3-0 just four minutes later.
The man of the match at the Nou Camp was Arjen Robben, who hit a phenomenal strike to seal the tie. The Dutch winger has been tipped to leave Bayern this season but with a sparkling performance in Spain, people may start to think again.
The strength of the two German sides squads is unquestionable but the most impressive thing this season has been the unity that both sides have shown. Other European clubs have a thing or two to learn from Bayern and Dortmund.
Barcelona's heaviest ever defeat in Europe will surely leave question marks over the quality of Spanish football this season in Europe.
Perhaps a preview of the final will be staged on Saturday evening when Bayern face Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Although the depth and quality of football from England, Italy, France and Spain is surely to be questioned, one thing for certain is that the Germans have not performed under-par this season.
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