By JOHN SAKALA
Bayern Munich has completely outrun Barcelona to a humbling scoreline of 8-2 in the UEFA Champions league quarter finals played in Lisbon, Portugal to book a semi final berth.
The Germany machine (Bayern) dwarfed the Spanish side in the one legged penultimate quarter final.
The Catalans were put to the sword by the rampant Bundesliga champions, exiting Europe in embarrassing fashion
Barcelona’s attempt to bring the Champions League back to Camp Nou after a five-year absence ended in humiliation on Friday, as Bayern Munich trounced them 8-2 in the quarter-final.
The match in Lisbon started poorly for the Catalans as Thomas Muller gave Bayern the lead inside four minutes.
Though a David Alaba own goal gave them hope, Barcelona were ultimately undone by the ruthless German champions.
Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski, a brace from Philippe Coutinho and another goal from Muller would add further misery for Barca, who got a second-half goal from Luis Suarez that was a mere consolation.
The Bavarians will move on to face either Manchester City or Lyon in the semi-final while the Catalans will head back to Spain to lick their wounds and contemplate a season with no trophies.
There was plenty of reaction as Lionel Messi and Co. were humiliated in the Champions League last eight.