Majestic Barcelona leave Bayern speechless

April 9, 2009

“Perhaps if they only bring eight men to Munich then we have a chance.”

Bayern’s Mark van Bommel, a former Barcelona player, was brutally honest after Barca’s 4-0 win in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at the Nou Camp.

The rest of his team mates had nothing to say in the dressing room after the thrashing.

“After the match it was very quiet in our dressing room and nothing was said,” said Bayern coach Klinsmann, whose side also lost 5-1 at Wolfsburg last weekend.

“We were taken apart in the first half by a team that is currently setting the standard in Europe.”

Barca overwhelmed the Bavarians and were 4-0 up by halftime after a double strike from Lionel Messi and goals from Samuel Eto’o and Thierry Henry. Bayern rarely threatened and in truth the Catalans could have scored more.

Chelsea were almost as impressive in winning 3-1 at Liverpool in their first leg.

Sadly for them the draw for the semi-finals has already been made… there anyway they can beat Barca in this form?

PHOTO: Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (C) dribbles past Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger (R) and Breno during their Champions League quarter-final, first-leg match at the Nou Camp, April 8, 2009. REUTERS/Albert Gea


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gutted about the liverpool result last night, Its gotta be Barcelona as favourites for the Champions leagure now, absoloutely breathtaking stuff!!

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Probably not, but anyway Germans should never be underestimated because they always have the mental strength to fight!

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Barca were top class against the German side. And if they continue playing like that, then surely they will add this year’s champions league trophy to their cabinet.

But Chelsea were also clinical against Liverpool. And after conceeding three away goals, Liverpool can only hope for some miracle to take them past the Blues. With this kind of form, Chelsea too could go all the way to winning the crown which they very much deserve.

And not to mention the other two English sides, Manchester United and Arsenal. Arsenal presently is in good form and most of their top class players are back in action and seem to be in great form.

Manchester United may not be playing to their expectations, but given their quality of players, they still can’t be ruled out. Arsenal too could spring a surprise. Can they win the cup, very tough, but surely not impossible.

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