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Majestic Barcelona leave Bayern speechless
“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…..is 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