Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller reacts after scoring against Lille during their Champion's League Group F soccer match at the Lille Grand Stade stadium in Villeneuve d'Ascq October 23, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT SOCCER))
The Bayern Munich made history in the semi-final game against Barcelona by shutting them out 4 to 0.
Thomas Muller led the way as he scored two goals against the team while Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben added two more. The victory brought them closer to their third UEFA cup as they eliminated Barcelona.
Barcelona did have plenty of opportunities as they controlled the early parts of the game. Blaugrana dominated possession and pressed hard against Bayern but Munich used their defense and counter attack to their advantage.
Thomas Muller was excited about the win and stated "I am not a dreamer so I'm not going to dream either. Let's say that we did not expect to win 4-0, but we ran so much and created so many chances that of course it's a great result." He added 'But you can never tell what will happen in the second leg. I think their pitch is a bit bigger so they will make us run a bit more, but 4-0 is a fantastic result. A lot can happen on one night so we have got to remain alert, but our morale is high.'
Barcelona while disappointed by their loss congratulated the team for their efforts. Lionel Messi said, "It's difficult to fight back, but we'll try to score the goals we need at the Camp Nou. We have to pick ourselves up, finish off La Liga and try to comeback against Bayern."
Captain Xavi Hernandez stated "The result is a bit excessive, but they were the better side. We have to congratulate them because they were superior, they took advantage of their assets. We will try to fight back, because we're Barça and we'll keep on fighting until the end."
The match became Barça's biggest defeat since May 2007. It also reversed Bayern's 4-0 quarter-final loss at Camp Nou in 2009.