Bayern massacre Barcelona in Champions League classic

Bayern Munich produced an 8-2 scoreline against Barcelona to end the Spaniards participation at the quarter-final stage in this season’s UEFA Champions League.

The big win ensured Bayern secured one of four semi-final tickets and now await the winner between Manchester City and Olympique Lyon in the next round.

It was a embarrassing massacre for Barcelona who were unusually poor on the night, as they lacked the quality to match Bayern from the blast of the whistle.

The tie was already over as a contest just a minute past the half-hour mark, Barcelona trailed 4-1 and their body language signalled they didn’t have the fight in them to compete against the Bavarians.

Thomas Muller opened the floodgate of goals, the first of his brace in the fourth-minute of play.

David Alaba’s own-goal leveled matters for Barcelona but it wasn’t for too long as goals from Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry and Muller ended the half with Bayern almost out of sight.

Bayern picked up from where they left off in the 63rd-minute, Joshua Kimmich with the tap in but the accolade had to go to impressive left-back Alphonso Davies, who dazzled Nelson Semedo and kept his composure to race into the box and pick out Kimmich.

Luis Suarez pulled a goal back, showing good feet to dribble past Jerome Boateng.

If Barcelona thought an unlikely comeback was on the cards at that moment, then they were mistaken, as further goals from competition top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski and a brace from Philippe Coutinho, who came off the bench to complete the misery against his parent club.

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