Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich: The Best Bits (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

6th, May 2015

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By Alan Duffy

A late Lionel Messi-inspired flurry of goals secured a 3-0 home win for Barcelona against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

Pep Guardiola’s Bayern side worked hard from the start to stifle their hosts.

Luis Suarez did have a great chance to open the scoring early on, only to be denied by Manuel Neuer in the Bayern goal.

The Bundesliga champions almost took the lead with Robert Lewandowski failing to make the most of a Thomas Muller centre.

Barcelona were struggling to break down the Germans, but with just 13 minutes left, Lionel Messi finally broke the deadlock after some dismal defending from the visitors.

Three minutes later, Messi struck again, this time courtesy of a magnificent solo effort which saw him leave Jerome Boateng on his backside before deftly chipping Neuer. The goal also put the Argentine wizard top of the all-time Champions League goal rankings, with 77 (one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo).

Bayern pushed for a precious away goal but were then caught out again, with Neymar calmly finishing to put the Catalan giants in the driving seat.

Luis Enrique’s side will now be overwhelming favourites now to reach the final.

Highlights…

 

 

Photos: Getty Images

Highlights: Footytube

Vine: Ryan Hill

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8 Comments

  1. Messi says:

    Lol at boateng ;)

  2. gvb says:

    love the site so don’t get me wrong… but “dismal defending” has become another anti-epl slur aimed at anything not deemed “heroic” or “last ditch”…

  3. Jarren says:

    Best. Player. Ever.

  4. gvb says:

    anti-anti”epl”

  5. Anonymous says:

    Was a joy to watch this player play and this team play last night. If you love football you will love the football this team is playing and the sublime simple tekkers from Messi.

  6. Alex says:

    I’m not too fond of this Bayern side because of the way they’ve ruined the Bundesliga so I’d like to see them exit.

    Also, you put ‘now’ twice in the last sentence you dreadful man.

  7. up44 says:

    I find it strangely hypnotising to watch Messi goes from big strides to those fast little steps as he passes Boateng….

  8. Ron says:

    That was the first time I’ve seen Bayern play this year but WOW that was an awful game. It has me wondering how they made it this far. I know they have injured players. But, they couldn’t string together more than 2 passes in a row. They did this for the first 2 minutes and I looked at the clock because it was so terrible to watch. “Only two minutes in?” And then they proceeded to do this for the entire match. The Messi goal is an example. A quick restart, what 2 passes, a turnover, then a goal.

    This was their play: kick it back and forth in the back for a bit, then try a long pass to a player in traffic being covered by two guys. It was pathetic.

    I haven’t seen such shitty soccer out of a pro team ever. I’m not just being overly negative, but they couldn’t pass for 94 minutes…

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