Bayern Munich Annihilate Barcelona In UCL Quater-Final

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Joshua Kimmich celebrating after scoring Bayern Munich's fifth goal (image via Twitter/FCBayernEN)

Barcelona’s attempt to bring the Champions League back to Camp Nou after a five-year absence ended in humiliation on Friday night, as Bayern Munich trounced them 8-2 in the quarter-final.

The match in Lisbon started poorly for the Catalans as Thomas Muller gave Bayern the lead inside four minutes. Though a David Alaba own goal gave them hope, Barcelona were ultimately undone by the ruthless German champions. 

Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski, a brace from Philippe Coutinho and another goal from Muller would add further misery for Barca, who got a second-half goal from Luis Suarez that was a mere consolation. 

The Bavarians will move on to face either Manchester City or Lyon in the semi-final while the Catalans will head back to Spain to lick their wounds and contemplate a season with no trophies.

source: Goal

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