Bayern Munich rout Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate to reach Champions League final
Bayern Munich proved their quality of football wouldn’t suffer by a change of scenario following their 3-0 victory over Barcelona at Camp Nou. The win allowed Bayern Munich to qualify for the Champions League with a staggering 7-0 aggregate over the Spanish football giants.
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, who drew first blood in the game, was exuberant after his second successive qualification in the Champions League final. The Dutchman urged his teammates to immediately turn their attention towards the battle at Wembley, where they are scheduled to play against fellow German outfit Borussia Dortmund.
The ruthlessness from Bayern Munich at Camp Nou reminded onlookers of the German sides 4-0 victory over Barcelona in the first leg. Arjen Robben, whose side has now reached the Champions League final for a third time in the last four years, claims Bayern Munich made history by defeating Barcelona at their home.
“I think it was a terrific performance,” Arjen Robben told Sky Sports. “We made a little bit of history here. We played against a team that has dominated Europe for the past five years. It is amazing.
“I think now we have to stay calm. At this moment we are playing good football and we have to enjoy that. Now we are in the final – it's time to win it now.”
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich captain Philip Lahm stated that his side “took nothing for granted”. The Germany international told uefa.com that he side would definitely take some time out for celebration before the finale on May 25.
“I'm sure we'll celebrate with a few beers. We took nothing for granted and beat Barcelona on their home ground,” Philip Lahm said. “I've always said that we have special characters in our squad and that we are capable of great things.”
Philip Lahm had to contain his excitement, something fellow defender David Alaba wasn’t too good at. The Austria international took to Twitter to express his joy by writing: “Finaaaaaaaaaale! Great job boys! Amazing! Unbeliveable! Thank you Jesus! Wembley wir kommen! #miasanmia #fcb #cl-final #da27”
Bayern Munich’s cause was helped by the absence of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The Argentinean hit-man sat on the bench for the entire game since he was declared unfit before the game.
“When we saw his name wasn't in the starting lineup, we breathed a sigh of relief,” Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez said.