Champions League Europe — 02 May 2013

Bayern Munich defeated Barcelona 3-0 at the Nou CampBayern Munich made it to the Champions League final by destroying Barcelona 3-0 at the Nou Camp in the second leg of their semi-final last night.

The German giants claimed a 7-0 victory on aggregate. Barcelona started the encounter with star player Lionel Messi on the substitute’s bench.

Barca was given an early scare on 12 minutes when Arjen Robben broke through their defence, only for Gerard Pique to thwart the Dutchman. Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer saved a long-range effort from Pedro on 24 minutes.

Xavi fired over after Cesc Fabregas got on the end of a Daniel Alves cross. The tie was over early in the second half. Robben was involved again, cutting inside Adriano and curling the ball past Victor Valdes superbly at the far post.

David Villa attempted to get Barca back into the tie, but fired wide when well placed. Robben also shot wide, with Mario Mandzukic in support completely unmarked. The home side’s night worsened on 72 minutes.

Gerard Pique put the ball past Victor Valdes from a Franck Ribery cross to make it 2-0 to the visitors. The home side’s misery was complete on 76 minutes, as Thomas Muller headed home a Franck Ribery cross at the far post.

Bayern will face Bundesliga rivals Dortmund in the Champions League final at Wembley on 25th May. Dortmund will be looking to avenge their Bundesliga title defeat with a victory over the Bavarians.

Europa League

Reigning European champions Chelsea could make it through to the Europa League final, as the Blues face Swiss side Basel in the second leg of their semi-final clash. The London club are 2-1 up from the first leg in Switzerland and only need a draw to make it to the final.

The Blues have a busy schedule of games with three games in the next six days, as the Blues attempt to make it back into the Champions League next season.

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