What was charged as a clash of two five-time European bosses inclined particularly one way.
Bayern Munich hustled out to a 4-1 lead over Barcelona after the initial 31 minutes and never thought back, multiplying it after halftime and winning, astoundingly, 8-2 in their Champions League quarterfinal in Lisbon, Portugal.
Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski featured a matchup abounding with star power, however was the other large names venturing up for Bayern Munich. Thomas Muller scored two objectives, while Serge Gnabry and Ivan Perisic had an objective each before halftime for the German heroes, who are expecting to win a first high pitch since 2013.
Barcelona’s first objective came by means of Bayern protector David Alaba, who cut Jordi Alba’s cross into his own net to make it 1-1 in the seventh moment. Luis Suarez made it 4-2 in the 57th moment, just for Joshua Kimmich to answer six minutes after the fact to reestablish the three-objective edge. Lewandowski just included onto the embarrassment in the 84th moment with one of his own before Philippe Coutinho–on credit to Bayern from Barcelona–made it 8-2 not long after with a late twofold.