On Friday night, [team 83] faced [team 503] in the quarter-finals of the [league 2] (fixture details: [fixture 16856187]. The tie was one-legged, which added more pressure for both sides. Coming into his big game, Bayern Munich were clear favorites after their demolishing victory against Chelsea. Barcelona defeated [team 597] in the last round, but overall were looking a fragile side from a defensive perspective. Much to the joy of the Bavarians who are having a free-scoring season.
The game unfolded unbelievably. Bayern Munich scored in the fourth minute before Barca quickly equalized just three minutes later. Later, Bayern scored three goals in ten minutes and went into half time with a comfortable cushion. However, Barcelona had more possession in the first half; an unstoppable Bayern press destroyed their patterns of play.
started the second half as the stronger side with fast dynamic movements all over the pitch. They created a lot of chances but failed to capitalize as [player 947] scored Barca’s second in the 57’. Bayern kept their high line and kept pressing a shambolic Barcelona defense. Six minutes after Suarez’s goal, [player 32362] scored Bayern’s fifth. [player 31775] joined the game in minute 76, but things were not over yet. Bayern scored three goals in seven minutes and crushed Barca with eight ruthless goals.
The game from the start had only one winner. Barca never really threatened Bayern’s backline, and when they did, they missed the half chances. Barcelona kept playing out from the back despite Bayern’s tireless pressing. Barca were giving away possession in their own half time and time again. On the whole, it can be said that a Bayern win was predictable. Still, the manner of their victory and the behavior of Barca’s loss was unthinkable.