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Bayern run riot against Barcelona

Barcelona need to turn around 4-0 deficit in their Champions League semi-final after being blown apart by Bayern Munich.<p>Many believed the Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Bayern Munich would be close, many were proved wrong on Tuesday evening.<p>Barcelona were completely outplayed by …

Champions League: five reasons why it went wrong for Barcelona

<b>1 Over-reliance on Messi</b><p>At the end of the second leg against Paris St-Germain, Barcelona's players heralded Leo Messi as "irreplaceable". Even "half …

Barcelona left 'hoping for a miracle' after Bayern Munich thrashing

Barcelona assistant manager Jordi Roura described Tuesday night's 4-0 thrashing by Bayern Munich as an "awful result" with the Catalan club's hopes …

Javi Martínez the key weapon as Bayern cut Barcelona down to size

Bayern Munich's strategy was all about striking a balance: they found a happy medium between patience and directness, between physicality and …

Without Messi, Barcelona Look All Too Mortal

Soccer

Barcelona 1-1 PSG (3-3 on agg, Barcelona win on away-goal rule) | Champions League match report

Leo Messi came off the bench to play a key role as Barcelona edged into the semi-finals of the Champions League and maintained their hopes of winning …

Football - First team

Why Barca Just Isn't the Same Without Lionel Messi in the Lineup

Lionel Messi has dominated the last week's chit-chat and he'll continue to dominate it next week after coming off the bench to play a part in the goal which took Barcelona through to the semifinal of the Champions League.<p>Prior to the match, Tito Vilanova's men remained the bookmaker's favorites to …

Football - First team

Barcelona 1 Paris Saint-Germain 1; agg 3-3: struggling Barca rescued by Lionel Messi magic as they reach semis

At the final whistle of this tense game, Lionel Messi casually strolled around, shaking hands, receiving an embrace from Paris St-Germain’s Ezequiel Lavezzi, almost oblivious to the torrent of emotion sweeping the terraces because of his talismanic impact, as the Spanish side went through on away …

Barcelona hail half-fit Lionel Messi for changing game against PSG

Lionel Messi was hailed as "irreplaceable" by his Barcelona team-mates after the half-fit forward came off the substitutes' bench to inspire the team …