On Friday, Bayern Munich made history by defeating Barcelona 8-2 in the ongoing UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. Bayern beat the Catalans in the tournament to book a semi-final marina.
Bayern Munich’s eight goals scored for Lisbon is the team with the most goals in knockout matches in the history of Europe’s best club competitions.
Barcelona finished the season
It is also the first time since 1946 that Barcelona scored eight goals. Their last embarrassment occurred 74 years ago when Seville defeated them 8-0. After leaving the Champions League, Barcelona finished the season without a significant title for the first time since 2008.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick has the strongest lineup possible. His decision paid the dividend in just four minutes when Robert Lewandowski offered Thomas Muller an opening goal score.
Barcelona responded quickly and launched a malicious attack within 3 minutes. Left-back Jordi Alba crosses Luis Suarez from the edge. But before the Uruguay striker got the ball, Bayern Munich defender David Allava accidentally put the ball into his net while attempting to cut it off.
In the minutes that followed, Barcelona seemed to gain momentum by playing two more goals. One saw Bayern Munich goalkeeper Emmanuel Neuer denied it, and the other Lionel Messi hit the post.
Serge Gnabri and Ivan Perisic
However, the match began when Serge Gnabri and Ivan Perisic merged to score Bayern Munich’s second goal. The German team went up to 4-1 in just 30 minutes, scoring another 2 points over the next 10 minutes. The third goal was the result of a spectacular personal match by Gnabry, who won the ball from Leon Goretzka and beat Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Terstegen.
In the 31st minute, after Kimmich’s right cross, Muller got the ball in a small area and scored the second and Bayern’s fourth in the match. After the interval, Coach Barca promised a change, pulling Sergi Roberto out and finally defending at Griezmann.
However, the match continued to favor Bayern, who scored again in 52 minutes, but the goal was cancelled. Spain’s hope came in the 57th minute when Suarez took the ball from Alba and sent it deep into the net.
Six minutes later, Kimmich extended the lead to 5-2 for Bayern as Davies moved from the left and played through Semedo, which entered the area.
After Felipe Coutinho’s cross
Lewandowski scored his first goal in an 82 minute match. When everything seemed to be decided, the same Coutinho, former Barcelona player, scored two more goals, both taking time to get the ball, dominate and kick in the area. Bayern Munich will win Manchester City and Lyon in the semi-finals next week in Lisbon.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
For the first time in 15 years, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will not compete in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The last thing that happened was the 2004-05 season, where Messi made his debut and Ronaldo spent his third season in top flying football.
Barcelona faced massive embarrassment in the quarter-finals on Friday, losing 2-8 to Bayern Munich, and Ronaldo’s Juventus was eliminated in the semi-finals by Lyon. The two veterans of the game have won nine Champions League titles among each other.
Messi won Barcelona four times, while Ronaldo won Manchester United one time and Real Madrid four times. Argentina’s last Champions League championship was in 2014-15, and Ronaldo’s last victory in the 2017-18 season.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich scripted history as they beat Barcelona 8-2 in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals on Friday. Bayern beat the Catalans in the tournament to book a semi-final marina.
Most goals in knockout matches
Bayern Munich’s eight goals scored for Lisbon is the team with the most goals in knockout matches in the history of Europe’s best club competitions. It is also the first time since 1946 that Barcelona scored eight goals. Their last embarrassment occurred 74 years ago when Seville defeated them 8-0.
After leaving the Champions League, Barcelona finished the season without a significant title for the first time since 2008. On the other hand, Juventus was eliminated from this season’s UEFA Champions League pre-quarters based on away goals.
Juventus won 2-1 at home in Game 2, but the total score remained 2-2 due to Lyon’s decisive 1-0 victory in Game 1 in March.
The Reds lifted the Premier League trophy
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been named 2019/20 Premier League Season Manager. Under his guidance, the Reds lifted the Premier League trophy for the first time this season in 30 years.
Aside from winning the league, this year Liverpool equaled or broke several records, including 18 consecutive wins, 32 overall wins and 55 points at home. Liverpool won the Premier League, leaving seven games (historical record) after taking a position where no other team could score. It was the fourth major honor the club had collected in less than a year.
After joining Liverpool from Borussia Dortmund in 2015, Klopp turned Liverpool into a championship team in less than five years. Under his guidance, the Reds have won everything the English club aspires to, except for the FA Cup.
Liverpool won the 2019 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup winners and then took the Premier League title with a record 18 points gap from Manchester City, second place this year.
Meanwhile, Klopp has been praised every year in competitions with Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City) and Chris Wilder (Sheffield United). He is the first German to win an award after a record campaign in which the Reds scored 99 points.
The 53-year-old has won the Coach of the Month award five times last season, surpassing Pep Guardiola’s four times in 2017/18. On Friday, Liverpool’s right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold was confirmed as a young player in the Premier League for the 2019-20 season.