We have been all warned about this Bayern Munich assault – now we now have witnessed it at its most ferocious.
Yes, Barcelona have been poor – in truth, they have been terrible. But credit score to teach Hansi Flick for making them look poor as his Bayern aspect recorded a humiliating 8-2 Champions League quarter-final victory.
Midfielder Thomas Muller, who scored twice, mentioned the aspect had “made a statement” in Lisbon. It was some assertion:
- Bayern turned the primary workforce in Champions League historical past to attain eight targets in a knockout match, and the primary within the European Cup since Real Madrid within the 1990-91 final 16 in opposition to FC Wacker Innsbruck (9-1 win).
- Barcelona had beforehand not conceded eight targets since dropping 8-Zero to Sevilla within the Copa del Rey final 16 in 1946.
- Bayern have received their previous 19 matches in all competitions, a document run in German top-flight soccer in all competitions.
Muller, 30, was additionally concerned for Germany in the 7-1 thrashing of Brazil on the 2014 World Cup. He scored the opener in what was one of the memorable worldwide fixtures of all time.
When requested concerning the comparability between the success over Barcelona and that feat, the person of the match mentioned: “In the win in Brazil we didn’t have the same amount of control. Yes, we were good, but tonight the way we dominated the game was brutal.”
Germany struggled to hit these heights within the closing, managing a 1-Zero extra-time win over Lionel Messi’s Argentina.
Muller, maybe with that in thoughts, added: “Today we have to be very happy. After we wake up and answer the messages on the phone then we have to focus.
“I find out about these match conditions. Most of the time after the massive wins it is tough.”
Flick was an assistant to head coach Joachim Low in 2014, and he was also asked to compare the wins.
The 55-year-old, who has been in permanent charge since only December, said: “You know that I don’t look again as a result of solely the right here and now issues.
“Yes, we played an outstanding game and we can be happy but we all know we still have hard work to do if we are to stand in the end where we want to stand.”
It is both Manchester City or Lyon within the semi-final, which is able to happen subsequent Wednesday.
Have you seen a extra unimaginable recreation? Your responses
The match at Estadio La Luz will lengthy reside within the reminiscence, however we requested you whether or not it was essentially the most unimaginable recreation you had witnessed. Here are a few of your responses.
Wi Fi Tom: Forest 5-2 Derby, Christmas 2010. Ex Rams man Robert Earnshaw bagging a number of. Very completely happy night time!
Aleksandar Todorov: Barcelona 6-1 PSG – March 2017. Coming down from a 4-Zero mixture to win 6-5 on mixture. It might have been the identical right here, however Bayern was simply good for them.
Ash Williams: The Liverpool comeback was particular (from 3-Zero down in opposition to Barcelona within the semi-final in 2019) as a result of they have been written off due to the primary leg.
Mike: England 5-1 Germany (2001) is one other one which’s up there for a way unhealthy a drubbing it was of an enormous aspect.
Matt: Liverpool vs Arsenal. 26 May 1989. Never to be overwhelmed. Arsenal received the First Division title with a late Michael Thomas aim.