Bayern Munich came into Friday night’s Champions League quarterfinal as huge favorites over Barcelona. Both teams had won the competition five times prior, yet everyone seemed to have Bayern as their pick. While that might have been true, few expected to see the demolition job that went on as the Germans ran out 8-2 winners in a game that was not even close in Lisbon. Bayern, the reigning eight-time German champions, scored four times within the first 31 minutes. Two goals came from the brilliant Thomas Muller in that span.
Barca tried coming back in the second half, taking a ‘lead’ in that period, but Bayern would respond with four more goals, two of which came from Philippe Coutinho, a man that technically belong to Barcelona. So, that only made matters worse. In the end, Bayern scored more goals, eight, than Barca had shots (7), showing just how absolutely dominant and impressive the German side were. They await the winners of Saturday’s quarterfinal between Manchester City and Lyon, while the other semi is already set to feature RB Leipzig against Paris.