May 27, 2018

Barcelona books place in final

Barcelona books place in final

Barcelona’s Neymar struck twice to put the Spanish side in the Champions League final despite a 3-2 loss at Bayern Munich on Tuesday as they progressed 5-3 on aggregate and will face Real Madrid or Juventus next month.

Football - Bayern Munich v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - 12/5/15 Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng in action with Barcelona's Neymar Reuters / Albert Gea  - RTX1CO89
Football – Bayern Munich v FC Barcelona – UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg – Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany – 12/5/15
Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng in action with Barcelona’s Neymar
Reuters / Albert Gea

The tricky Brazil forward’s double in 14 first-half minutes killed off the hosts’ slim chances following the Spanish side’s 3-0 first leg win at the Nou Camp last week over their former coach Pep Guardiola’s team.

The Spaniards are now one victory away from triumphing in each of the three titles they are chasing including a domestic league and Cup double and the Champions League where they will play in the showpiece game in Berlin on June 6.

Football - Bayern Munich v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg - Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany - 12/5/15 Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic in action with Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Xabi Alonso Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach  - RTX1CO2Q
Football – Bayern Munich v FC Barcelona – UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg – Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany – 12/5/15
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic in action with Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and Xabi Alonso
Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach

Neymar was twice picked out by striker Luis Suarez, after Bayern’s seventh minute lead through Medhi Benatia had briefly reignited the Germans’ hopes. Read more

 

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