Right. Well. That was something. Bayern Munich just beat Barcelona 8-2 in a one-legged Champions League quarter-final, Philippe Coutinho came off the bench to assist one and score two against the team he’s still contracted to, and…wow.
Wow. There’s not a huge amount to add to that (except for, say, player ratings and a roundup of what they’ve been saying on social media), so here’s the bare facts from our friends at Opta.
– Bayern Munich became the first team in Champions League history to score eight goals in a knockout match, and the first in the European Cup since Real Madrid in the 1990/91 last 16 against FC Wacker Innsbruck (9-1 win).
– Barcelona lost a match by six-goals for the first time since April 1951, when they were beaten 6-0 by Espanyol in a league match.
– Bayern Munich have reached their 12th Champions League semi-final – only Real Madrid have done so more often (13).
– Barcelona shipped eight goals in a match for the first time since an 8-0 defeat to Sevilla in April 1946.
– Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski became the first player to score in eight or more consecutive Champions League matches since Cristiano Ronaldo in April 2018 (11 games).
– Barcelona have been eliminated in the quarter-final of the Champions League for a fourth time in the last five seasons.
– Bayern Munich have won their last 19 matches in all competitions, a record run in German top-flight football in all competitions.
– Bayern manager Hans-Dieter Flick became only the third manager in Champions League history to win his first six matches in charge, after Fabio Capello in 1992/93 and Luis Fernandez in 1994/95.
– Barcelona have lost six Champions League matches against Bayern Munich – two more than against any other side.
– Thomas Müller scored six goals against Barcelona in the Champions League, the most a player has ever scored against the Spaniards in the competition’s history.
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