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UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich: Highlights

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A chance to relive yesterday's UEFA Champions League match between FC Barcelona, and Bayern Munich

The dust has barely settled at the Camp Nou after last night's largely forgettable display from FC Barcelona, as the Blaugrana provided little resistance, slumping to a 3-0 defeat at the Camp Nou. Of course, many are disappointed with the defeat, particularly with the margin of defeat over the two legs, and as a result, virtually everyone has their own ideas as to how this Barcelona can be "fixed". Whether they are right or wrong is not for me to say, but I do agree with Xavi, who argued that nothing drastic is required. After all, if you leave aside the result, Barcelona have reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the sixth season in succession, and are just days away from wrapping up the La Liga title. If this is "failure", then how would these same people classify Real Madrid's season for instance? Or perhaps Chelsea's season? They are the current European champions after all, and they failed to even reach the knock-out stages. However, in spite of their respective campaigns, neither team is likely to make full-scale changes - and the changes they make are likely to be forced upon them, particularly if Jose Mourinho decides to leave. Certainly I don't see any Madridista campaigning for five or six new signings and a complete overhaul of their system.

Tito Vilanova selecting the strongest XI available to him, as it was clear that Lionel Messi was not ready to play the full 90 minutes, and for 45 minutes, Barcelona held their own. Even with Carles Puyol (who almost certainly would have made an impact in each match) and Javier Mascherano out injured, Barcelona kept Bayern away from their goal, until, in the second-half, they pretty much capitulated. Bayern struck another three goals past Victor Valdes to inflict a record aggregate defeat onto their hosts and secure their place as the premier side in club football.


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