Barcelona Advance to Champions League Final

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Football fans were treated to the goal-fest that they expected from Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final. From yesterday’s matches, Barcelona did what they needed to do to progress on Tuesday night (12 May).

Barcelona swept Barcelona away with 3-0 victory in the first leg, almost guaranteeing their place in the final. Not conceding an away goal at the Camp Nou dramatically relieved pressure on Barca.

Former Barca coach Pep Guardiola received a glimmer of hope when Mehdi Benatia headed in from a corner after seven minutes. However, a Neymar double gave Barca a 2-1 advantage going into halftime.

A 5-1 aggregate score plus two away goals meant Bayern needed five more goals and to not concede further. Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller improved the aggregate score to 5-3 after 74 minutes. But 5-3 would prove to be the final score, meaning Barca will play in the 2015 Champions League final.