To many the tie was over as soon as Lionel Messi’s name didn’t appear among the first 11 names on the teamsheet. By the end, Barcelona fans were left wishing they’d been able to forfeit there and then.
Arjen Robben believes that Bayern Munich are even stronger than last year and is desperate for Champions League glory as the Bavarians prepare for the second leg of their semi-final tie against Barcelona.
They were sharper, they were slicker, they were stronger and they were simply supreme. But, against many expectations, ‘they’ were Bayern Munich and not Barcelona as die Roten’s 4-0 win in the Champions League semi-final first leg at the Allianz Arena provided an evening that Bavaria will remember for years to come.
Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi has admitted that he did not feel "100 per cent comfortable" in Tuesday night`s devastating 4-0 defeat by Bayern Munich - but insisted that he was fit to start at the Allianz Arena.