Lakenheath Old Boys

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bayern v. Barcelona Live!

It's another big evening in the Champions League today. Last week, Barcelona ran over Bayern with a Catalan truck, which means they go into this away leg up three goals. Bayern will have to have a quick start and it's hard to imagine them shutting out that front line of Messi, Suarez, Neymar and co. Join me to see the outcome from 2:45pm onward.

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Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news for this evening's clash:

Bayern - Neuer, Rafinha, Benatia, Boateng, Bernat, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Alonso, Thiago, Muller, Lewandowski.

Barca - Ter Steeg, Alves, Pique, Masch, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Suarez, Neymar.

2:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Blimey - we're only a few minutes in and Bayern have got that quick start they needed. A header from a corner for Benatia and some suicidal marking from the Barca defenders.

1-0 Game on!

2:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've just arrived home to see that Neymar has leveled it on the night. It was Suarez who laid it on for him and that's the dreaded away goal that Bayern couldn't afford. They now need to score four - extra time isn't an option for them.

3:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great run by Thiago before laying off to Muller who shot at Ter Steeg weakly.

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Neymar has a brace! Barca are running riot over Bayern now.

1-5 on aggregate!

3:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Suarez was the provider again and Neuer was beaten at his near post. Crikey!

3:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here are the Barca top scorers this year:

Messi - 52 goals
Neymar - 37 goals
Suarez - 24 goals

Cor!

3:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I wonder what this will mean for Pep Guardiola's job security in Germany.

3:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Lewandowski shoots and Ter Steeg nearly saves but it trickles over the line.

No - it hasn't counted!

3:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No goal line technology in the Champions League yet. This one should be interested if we get a replay.

3:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The replay shows that Ter Steeg got to it before it trickled over. Lewandowski should have scored.

3:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

More lovely interplay between Suarez and Neymar there. Wow!

3:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time - Peep peep. Well, that was lively. The tie would seem to be over with Bayern needing five goals to win now.

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Into the second half now, with Bayern needing five goals to reach the final.

3:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Lewandowski finally comes good on the night and draws Bayern level on the night. They still need four goals, though.

4:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Muller tries one on the spin. If that had dropped in, then Barca might have started to sweat a bit.

4:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Muller scores a corker and Bayern are at least honoring themselves now. 3-2 Bayern on the night now. Still 3-5 on aggregate.

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Almost an identical finish to Lewandowski's. If he'd scored one of those earlier chances, then this one might feel a wee bit different now with about fifteen minutes left.

4:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Xavi is on now for his buddy Iniesta.

4:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lewandowski has another go and wins a corner. This could be a big chance for Bayern.

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Banta got on the end of it, but directed his header high and wide of the mark, and he's not happy with himsellf.

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Neymar was in for a hat-trick there but tried to set up Messi unselfishly.

4:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Time's nearly up for Bayern here. They've redeemed themselves by winning tonight's leg but the truth is that they've been rolled by Barca in this tie.

That's it - Barca are into the final.

4:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheerio, lads - I won't be around for tomorrow's semi final.

4:38 PM  

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