Fußball Arena München - Munich 23/04/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Semi-finals, First leg

Bayern - Barcelona
4-0

Bayern - Barcelona 4-0 - 23/04/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Bayern turn on the style to blow Barcelona away

Published: Tuesday 23 April 2013, 22.00CET
Bayern turn on the style to blow Barcelona away 
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FC Bayern München made giant strides towards a third UEFA Champions League final in four seasons with a memorable semi-final first-leg triumph against FC Barcelona.

The Bundesliga champions' record-breaking campaign reached fresh heights as Thomas Müller started and finished the scoring on a famous night in Munich. Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben added further goals to secure a landmark victory which inflicted a heaviest European away defeat on Barcelona and left the four-time trophy winners with a mountain to climb in next Wednesday's Camp Nou return.

Match in 5

  • Bayern take big stride to third final in four years
  • Barcelona suffer heaviest European away defeat
  • Müller strikes twice, Gomez and Robben add others
  • Bavarians remain on course for treble
  • Barça have mountain to climb in 1 May return leg

Reaction

We have been playing extraordinary football for the entire season now. Today's game was a perfect example of that.

Jupp Heynckes, Bayern coach

Jupp Heynckes, Bayern coach

We know that the situation is difficult but as Barcelona we have to compete in the second leg and try to win. We will give it our all.

Jordi Roura, Barcelona assistant coach

Jordi Roura, Barcelona assistant coach

 

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Match statistics

Bayern
Barcelona

4

Goals scored

0

37

Possession (%)

63

13

Total attempts

4

9

Attempts on target

2

4

Attempts off target

2

2

Attempts blocked

1

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

11

Corners

4

3

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

16

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    What a performance from Bayern. It will go down as one of the competition's greatest semi-final showings. A double from Thomas Müller was added to by Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben, to give the Bavarians a four-goal advantage to take to the Camp Nou. Do Barcelona stand a chance?
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Iniesta (Barcelona) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is booked.
    The full-back receives a booking which rules him out of the second leg. Things get worse for Barcelona.
  • Substitution
    89
    Shaqiri (in) - Ribéry (out) (Bayern)
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) is booked.

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