Barcelona and Bayern Munich met in the Champions League quarter-final tie. It was a one-legged affair instead of the regular two-legged tie due to the new rules for the Coronavirus pandemic.
It was expected to be a close tie. Lewandowski’s Bayern Munich were favourites but Messi was believed to carry Barcelona over the line.
The match was far from close as Bayern was in top gear from the whistle. Bayern just tore apart the Barcelona team. They have hit the bottom and Messi too couldn’t rescue them this time.
Bayern Munich progressed to the semi-finals and has made various records in the process. They created new history after an astonishing 8-2 win.
The numbers which made history as Bayern Munich defeated Barcelona:
18 – Barcelona and Bayern Munich have both reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the 18th time (in 24 and 23 appearances respectively), more than any other sides. Giants. #UCL pic.twitter.com/08mPDeJLQg— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2020
29 – The average age of Barcelona’s starting XI tonight is 29 years and 329 days, making it the oldest line-up they have ever named for a Champions League match. Know-how. #UCL— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2020
5 – Thomas Müller has scored five goals in five appearances against Barcelona in the Champions League – only Andriy Shevchenko has scored as many goals against them in the competition (also five). Instinct. #UCL pic.twitter.com/Cp1oPmKyje— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2020
23 – Thomas Müller has now scored 23 goals in the Champions League knockout stages, the third-most of any player behind Cristiano Ronaldo (67) and Lionel Messi (47). Stage. #UCL pic.twitter.com/3p2GYY7tKe— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2020
8 – Robert Lewandowski is the first player in Bayern Munich history to score in eight consecutive games in major European competition, overtaking Jürgen Klinsmann’s seven-game run ending in 1996. Machine. #UCL pic.twitter.com/OradNtVk7a— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2020
50 – Robert Lewandowski has scored his 50th Champions League goal for Bayern Munich in his 60th appearance for them in the competition – only Cristiano Ronaldo has reached this total in fewer games for a single side (50 apps for Real Madrid). Esteem. #UCL pic.twitter.com/69rfFJaZwt— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2020
26 – Bayern Munich have scored 26 goals in Hans-Dieter Flick’s first six Champions League games in charge – at least five more than any other manager has seen scored in his first six matches in charge in the competition. Bonkers. #UCL pic.twitter.com/jy1YoLCTHV— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2020
8 – Barcelona conceded eight goals in a game for the first time since losing 8-0 to Sevilla in the Copa del Rey Last 16 in 1946. Collapse@ChampionsLeague #ChampionsLeague #FCBFCB pic.twitter.com/JfIe8ZyGjl— OptaJose (@OptaJose) August 14, 2020
8 – Bayern Munich are the first team to score eight goals in a Champions League knockout match. Endless. #UCL— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2020
The biggest aggregate win in a Champions League quarter-final history was Real Madrid 8-2 APOEL.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 14, 2020
Bayern just equalled it against Barcelona in a single tie. 🤪 pic.twitter.com/aox2VTtJbJ
After such a humiliating defeat, Barcelona players have called for major changes at the club as they are clearly heading in the wrong direction. It was a shameful night for the Blaugranas.
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