Champions League: Bayern thrash Barca 4-0
In a clash of the titans, Bayern Munich ripped apart a fabled Barcelona team by four goals to zero in the semifinals.<br><br> The second leg at the Nou Camp looks a mere formality with the Germans seemingly headed to Wembley.
In a clash of the titans, Bayern Munich ripped apart a fabled Barcelona team by four goals to zero in the semifinals.
The second leg at the Nou Camp looks a mere formality with the Germans seemingly headed to Wembley.
Thomas Mueller scored twice and was involved in both the other goals as well, as Bayern displayed a footballing masterclass at the Allianz Arena.
Mario Gomez, who has played second fiddle to Mario Mandzukic this season, completed just five passes all game but scored the crucial second goal.
Andres Iniesta was Barca's best player on the night, but was fighing a losing battle with Xavi and Lionel Messi looking out of sorts.
Lionel Messi was nursing a hamstring injury and was clearly not fully fit throughout the game.
Messi's impact was minimal on the game, with Bayern's Barzilian defender Dante curtailing the World Player of the Year.
Despite it being only the first leg, this tie looks all but over with Bayern taking a four-goal advantage in to the Nou Camp.
Mueller's heroics apart, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben were the standout performers for Bayern, with the wingers putting in outstanding performances, and Robben capping his with a well taken goal.