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The Germans of Bayern Munich easily disposed of FC Barcelona (8-2) on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. They will face the winner of Lyon-Manchester City in the next round.
During a crazy first half, the Bavarians gave the impression of being able to score on each of their forays and scored four goals in 31 minutes. A record in the final phase of the Champions League. Thomas Müller started the ball rolling from the 4e minute after a one-two with Lewandowski.
Barça, too fragile in this high intensity match, believed they could get away with an equalizer thanks to a goal against their own side by David Alaba (7e). But goals from Ivan Perisic (22e) and Serge Gnabry (28e) as well as a second production by Müller (31e) quickly put his head back under the water.
Upon returning from the locker room, Barça shows a better face. On a cross from Messi, Suarez eliminates Boateng to score the goal of hope by cheating Neuer (56e). But moments later, young Alphonso Davies, 20, showered Catalan hopes. Author of a festival on the right side of the Spanish goal, he serves Kimmich who only has to push her to the bottom (62e).
Countinho will finish the job against his former teammates. First from a center stung for the head of the inevitable Lewandowski (82e), then registering a double (85e and 89e). Barça drinks the chalice to the dregs.
Bayern Munich will face the winner of the quarter-final between Manchester City and Lyon. And their future adversary is warned.