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Brutal Bayern hit 8 in stunning defeat of Barcelona

News24
15 Aug 2020, 07:42 GMT+10

A merciless Bayern Munich inflicted a humiliating, record defeat on Barcelona on Friday, recording a scarcely believable 8-2 victory in their Champions League quarter-final in Lisbon to leave Lionel Messi forlorn and surely hastening in the end of an era in Catalonia.

As it happened | Barcelona v Bayern Munich

That was the really humiliating part for the beaten side, with Coutinho on loan in Bavaria from Barcelona, who spent huge money on signing the Brazilian in 2018.

But the story of this game is Barcelona's remarkable capitulation and the question is what happens to them now.

And with an ageing team featuring six players aged 31 or older, this has to be the end of an era.

For a very brief spell Barca were even on top, as Neuer was forced into a key save from Suarez and a Messi cross came back off the far upright.

Leon Goretzka's deft touch over the top took out Clement Lenglet and Gnabry drilled home to make it 3-1. Then Mueller stole in front of Lenglet to turn in Kimmich's delivery from the right for 4-1.

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