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FC Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich: Barça's farewell to Wembley (0-3)

Barça failed to make it to the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley this month – it’ll be an all German affair between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Bayern confirmed on Wednesday night their place at the final, finishing 7-0 winners on aggregate after beating Barça 0-3 at the Camp Nou. Without the injured Leo Messi, Tito Vilanova’s side went for the fight back, but a Robben goal at the start of the second half ruined their hopes and settled the tie, with two more goals coming before the end - an own goal by Piqué and another from Müller- to confirm the first ever all-German Champions League final.

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02 May 2013 03:57 AM

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Roger Bogunyà

Barcelona (FCB).- Barça failed to make it to the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley this month \u2013 it\u2019ll be an all German affair between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Bayern confirmed on Wednesday night their place at the final, finishing 7-0 winners on aggregate after beating Barça 0-3 at the Camp Nou. Without the injured Leo Messi, Tito Vilanova\u2019s side went for the fight back, but a Robben goal at the start of the second half ruined their hopes and settled the tie, with two more goals coming before the end - an own goal by Piqué and another from Müller- to confirm the first ever all-German Champions League final.


Barça, then, say goodbye to the Champions League this season after their sixth semi-final on the run, with the possibility of a 22nd league title this coming weekend.

Few chances

Leo Messi\u2019s absence from the starting line up was the big news before kick off and without the World Number One, the task facing Barça became even tougher. They made a bright start though, attacking with seven players and creating chances after dominating possession early on. With just Valdés and a three man defence (Bartra, Piqué and Adriano) protecting the Barça goal, the team worked hard to break down the German defences, which however stood firm against the onslaught.

The first half ended goalless with just a couple of attacks down the right by Alves and a long range effort from Pedro which Neuer tipped over, for the hosts, whilst Piqué\u2019s skill and speed proved enough to snuff out the German\u2019s occasional counter attack.

Robben opens the scoring

Bayern Munich\u2019s all important opener came soon after the break, when a cross field switch caught the FC Barcelona defence out and the unmarked Robben chased into the box and fired past Valdes. The German bench rushed out to celebrate \u2013 Bayern were now surely through to Wembley.

Two more goals finish off the game

Vilanova then brought off Xavi and Iniesta, for Alexis and Thiago and the intensity of the game \u2013 with the tie already decided \u2013 dropped off. One of Barça\u2019s best players on the night \u2013 Gerard Piqué was desperately unlucky to put through his own goal from a Ribery cross and a few minutes later the Frenchman provided the cross for Müller to head in the third at the back post and confirm Barça\u2019s farewell to the Wembley final.

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  • Cesc Fàbregas at the end of the game with Bayern Munich (by FC Barcelona)

  • Cesc Fàbregas at the end of the game with Bayern Munich (by FC Barcelona)