By Alan Duffy
Barcelona eased into their fifth Champions League final on Tuesday night, despite losing away to Bayern.
The Germans were looking to overturn a 3-0 first-leg scoreline and got off to a great start when Medhi Benatia headed home on seven minutes.
However, Bayern’s eagerness for goals left them open at the back, and on 15 minutes, the holy trinity of Messi, Suarez and Neymar combined to level the scores on the night.
Suarez then set up Neymar to score again on the half-hour mark to all but kill off the tie.
After the break, Barca sat back and rarely troubled Manuel Neuer’s goal.
Robert Lewandowski drew the hosts level courtesy of a fine effort on the hour-mark.
Then, Thomas Muller made it 3-2 to give the Bayern faithful a teeny-weeny bit of hope for a miracle.
Ultimately, the miracle never came for Pep Guardiola’s charges with the tie ending 5-3 to the Catalans, who deservedly head to the final in Berlin.
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