Yesterday night Spanish giants Barcelona booked their spot in the UEFA Champions League final to be played in Berlin after winning 5-3 on aggregate. Barcelona lost 3-2 last night but it was not enough for Bayern to come back after being 3-0 down in the first leg. The Germans losing the first leg without an away goal but the second leg proved to be a mouth-watering encounter, producing five goals.
The first came from Bayern through a header from Benatia in the 7th minute to stun Barcelona, but that did not last as one of the goal-scoring trio of Barcelona, Neymar, came to the party and scored in the 15th minute after an unselfish assist from fellow teammate Luis Suarez. Neymar came back again in the 15th minute to score his second, beating Neuer in the near post after another assist from Suarez.
The game went to half-time 2-1 to Barcelona and it looked as if the Spanish giants had everything under control. At the start of the second half Luis Suarez was substituted for Pedro, and that changed the complexion of the match. With Bayern’s home crowd cheering them on, they looked threatening on the attack. They came close to goal on numerous occasions but so did Barcelona. However in the second half Barcelona were not as threatening as Bayern, who equalised through Lewandowski in the 59th minute. Muller put them back in the lead, scoring the winner in the 74th minute from 20 yards in the bottom corner.
However, Pep Guardiola’s side needed 3 more goals to win on aggregate terms, and no team has ever scored 6 goals against Barcelona since 1994. The match ended 3-2 to Bayern, their first win in 4 games but it was not enough to secure a spot in the final. So, Barcelona yet again makes it to the final. So far they have made it in 2006, 2009 and 2011, and have won the cup on all occasions. The Spanish giants will play either Real Madrid or Juventus in the final to be played in Berlin.