Bayern Munich ran riot in Lisbon to book their place in the semifinals as they beat Barcelona 8-2. Yes!. 8-2. Undoubtedly, this match would go down into history as one of the worst nights for the club and its supporters.
A quick go through into each goal scored in the match:
Bayern took an early lead just four minutes after kick-off with Thomas finding the back of the net with an excellent left-footed finish.
1-1: Alaba (own goal)
The Catalans went level through an awful own goal from David Alaba from a Jordi Alba pass.
The start of the horror show begins with Ivan Perisic finding the net after Sergi Roberto cheaply conceded possession.
Bayern made it 3-1 with Serge Gnabry converting with a brilliant right-footed finish from Goretzka’s chip over the top.
The last goal of first-half as Goretzka whip in a brilliant cross, and Muller gets there to jolt it home.
Barca finally bagged a consolation goal, thanks to Luis Suarez. Messi’s 50-yard pass reaches Alba, who brilliantly cut back to Suarez, who smartly dodged away Jerome Boateng and scored past Manuel Neuer.
Probably, the best goal of the night, with Alphonso Davies producing a magical assist packed with a remarkable run for Kimmich to push the ball into the net.
Coutinho, from the left, drills a low cross into the six-yard box and Lewandowski headed home narrowly escaping an offside call. It was for the first time in 26 years that Barcelona had conceded six goals in a match.
Salt was poured into Barca’s deep wounds with loanee, Philippe Coutinho netting the seventh from a close-range finish.
The final nail in the coffin with Coutinho scoring his second of the game from a Coman’s cross with a subtle left-footed finish to make it 8-2.
- Barcelona has been eliminated in the Champions League’s quarter-finals for the fourth time in the past five seasons.
- Barcelona has lost six Champions League matches against Bayern Munich, that’s two more than against any other side.
- This humiliating defeat was the first time in 74 years that the Catalan club had conceded eight goals in a game – when they were beaten 8-0 by Sevilla in the Copa del Rey in 1946.
- The average age of Barcelona starting XI against Bayern was 29 years and 329 days, the oldest they have ever named for a Champions League match.
- Bayern has scored more goals (eight) than Barcelona’s shots (seven) this match.
- This is the first time that Barcelona had a trophyless season since the 2007-08 campaign.
- Top three goalscorers for Barcelona in the Champions League since 2016-17: Lionel Messi (32), Luis Suarez (10), and Own Goals (10).
Post Match Quotes
“Is this end of an era? I’m not sure. But I know that we have to accept that we have hit bottom. If I have to go in order for things to change, then I’ll be the first to accept that.”
Barcelona’s dismantling in Lisbon will surely proceed with some significant restructuring work before next season starts.