Bayern roar through to final

Rampant Bayern Munich roared into the UEFA Champions League final as Barcelona were humiliated 3-0 at Camp Nou and 7-0 on aggregate in their semi-final showdown.

Last Updated: 01/05/13 at 22:49 Post Comment

Arjen Robben opened the scoring in style

Arjen Robben opened the scoring in style

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and a comical Gerard Pique own goal completed a miserable night for the Catalan giants, who left Lionel Messi on the bench and never threatened to rewrite history as they were second best again to the outstanding Bundesliga champions.

Bayern's comprehensive triumph means that it will be an all-German final at Wembley on May 25, with Borussia Dortmund having seen off the challenge of Real Madrid on Tuesday night.

Tito Vilanova's men, who clearly felt Messi was not fit enough after his recent hamstring injury, were nearly caught out in the 12th minute when Bastian Schwinsteiger's ball over the top sent Robben racing clear, only for Pique to slide in with a perfectly-timed challenge.

And the centre-back was called into action once again soon after as Robben and Schweinsteiger combined to set up captain Philipp Lahm, with another sliding tackle taking ball and man as the full-back prepared to shoot.

Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was called into action in the 24th minute as he had to be alert to tip over his crossbar after Pedro's lightning turn and shot from long range.

Xavi had a glorious chance to reduce the significant deficit as Cesc Fabregas diverted Daniel Alves' curling cross back to his team-mate just outside the six-yard box, but the Spain international could only hook his volley over the top.

Bayern were following the mantra that attack is the best form of defence, with another Robben burst creating a three-on-three attack but his decision to shoot with team-mates well placed allowed Alex Song to block.

The tie was effectively settled early in the second period as Robben was found in space on the right flank and he was allowed to cut inside by Adriano onto his favoured left foot before curling a delightful finish beyond Victor Valdes' despairing dive.

David Villa attempted an immediate response for Barca, who now faced impossible mission of scoring six, but his shot was off target, before Franck Ribery played in Robben only for his attempted shot to drift wide with Mario Mandzukic unmarked to his right.

Pique inadvertently added to Barcelona's humiliation as he could only connect with Ribery's dangerous cross with his knee to divert it beyond Valdes and into the back of the net.

And their misery was completed soon after as Ribery burst away from Song to lift a teasing ball to the far post where Muller arrived to head home 14 minutes from time.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
19:45
Benfica 0-2 Zenit Report
B Dortmund 2-0 Arsenal  
Galatasaray 1-1 Anderlecht Report
Juventus 2-0 Malmo FF Report
Liverpool 2-1 Ludogorets  
Monaco 1-0 Leverkusen Report
Olympiakos 3-2 A Madrid Report
R Madrid 5-1 Basel  

Footer 365

Premier League: Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Dortmund deserved victory

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side were 'average' following their 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises side after Ludogorets win

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side's character as they battled to a late 2-1 win over Ludogorets.

Mail Box

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

Forget it, Ronaldo Won't Come Back

A varied morning mailbox, with thoughts on Ronaldo, Daley Blind = Michael Carrick, Ed Woodward redemption, stick with Pardew, QPR's name change and marbles...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property