Bayern Munich’s insatiable thirst to score in the quarter-finals against Barcelona was put on the books of Europe’s top club competition.
The books and statistics of football competitions write new pages every day. Each time, the protagonists are others and this time it was the turn of Bayern Munich, who thrashed 8-2 to Barcelona in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
This Bavarian win, unprecedented in this final instance of the highest European club competition, was among the highest historical goals of the tournament. And although it is not the most bulky, it can be the most surprising.
And it is that the maximum difference in a Champions League result was played by Liverpool against Besiktas in 2007 and Real Madrid against Malmo in 2015, both Reds and Merengues thrashed 8-0 in the group stage.
Already in the round of 16, the reigning Bundesliga champions reappear with two 7-0 scores against Basel and Shakhtar Donetsk, in 2012 and 2015 respectively. More recently in time, in 2019, Manchester City did the same against Schalke 04.
From here, Barcelona becomes the main protagonist, although not for the better. In the semifinals, the Blaugranas suffered a 4-0 defeat precisely against Bayern in 2013 and against Liverpool in 2019. On the other hand, Real Madrid did the same against the Germans in 2014.
In the Champions League final, the maximum win is in favor of Milan, who in 1994, in Athens, beat the Culés 4-0 to enhance their history in this tournament.
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