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‘Difficult to grasp’: Brutal Bayern hit eight past Barcelona



A pitiless Bayern Munich perpetrated an embarrassing, record rout on Barcelona on Friday, recording a barely reasonable 8-2 triumph in their Champions League quarter-last in Lisbon to leave Lionel Messi sad and definitely rushing toward the finish of a period in Catalonia.

Thomas Mueller scored twice either side of objectives from Ivan Perisic and Serge Gnabry in a dazzling opening 31 minutes at a void Estadio da Luz, with a David Alaba own-objective having quickly brought Barcelona back level.

Luis Suarez pulled it back to 4-2 at one point in the subsequent half, yet Barcelona at that point collapsed, with Joshua Kimmich getting Bayern’s fifth before three additional objectives in the last stages, one for the productive Robert Lewandowski and two for substitute Philippe Coutinho.

That was the truly mortifying part for the beaten side, with Coutinho on credit in Bavaria from Barcelona, who burned through 160 million euros on marking the Brazilian in 2018 however never got the best out of him.

“We realized it is never simple against Barcelona, yet this is a fantastic outcome,” said Kimmich. “It’s difficult to understand.”

It is Barcelona’s most exceedingly awful European thrashing and the most exceedingly awful of Messi’s profession. The game was shockingly suggestive of Germany’s 7-1 decimation of Brazil in the 2014 World Cup, a game wherein Mueller likewise played and scored.

Germany proceeded to win that World Cup and Bayern look a decent wager to win this Champions League, in spite of the fact that they will unquestionably confront a sterner test in the semi-last whether or not it is against Manchester City or Lyon.

“In the 7-1 win in Brazil we didn’t have a similar measure of control. Indeed we were acceptable yet today around evening time the manner in which we commanded the game was fierce,” said Mueller.

This was Bayern’s nineteenth back to back triumph in all rivalries, and a 28th game unbeaten for Hansi Flick’s side. They have now scored 39 objectives in nine Champions League trips this season.

– End of a time –

However, the tale of this game is Barcelona’s surprising capitulation and the inquiry is what befalls them now.

Messi was 27 when they last won the Champions League in 2015. He is 33 now and this game may decide that he needs to at long last leave the Camp Nou on the off chance that he is to win it once more.

Barca have pretty much been here previously: They were destroyed by Bayern in the 2013 semi-finals, losing 7-0 on total, however this was eight objectives in an hour and a half.

What’s more, with a maturing group including six players matured 31 or more seasoned, this must be the finish of a period.

“I don’t have a clue how to name it,” said Gerard Pique.

“The club needs changes. I’m not discussing the degree of the players or mentor, yet fundamentally the club needs a wide range of changes.”

Mentor Quique Setien will absolutely not endure. His group, having just come next to Real Madrid in La Liga, basically couldn’t adapt to Bayern’s squeezing.

Bayern proceeded in the fourth moment as Mueller controlled a ball in from the left by Perisic and played a one-two with Lewandowski to scrape a shot low past countryman Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

They left themselves open at the back and equality was reestablished when Alaba, in endeavoring to stop Jordi Alba’s cross, cut the ball over Manuel Neuer and into his own net.

For a concise spell Barca were even on top, as Neuer spared from Suarez and a Messi check returned off the far upstanding.

In any case, Bayern, choking out their rivals with their squeezing, returned in front halfway through the primary half. Gnabry won back belonging on the edge of the last third before taking care of Perisic, who terminated past Ter Stegen and into the furthest corner.

That was the first of three objectives in a 10-minute spell.

Leon Goretzka’s deft touch over the top took out Clement Lenglet and Gnabry bored home to make it 3-1. At that point Mueller took before Lenglet to divert in Kimmich’s conveyance from the ideal for 4-1.

Suarez quickly gave Barca something to stick to as he controlled Alba’s help, bodyswerved away from Jerome Boateng and terminated home.

However there would be no rebound, as Kimmich changed over Bayern’s fifth after an astounding help by Alphonso Davies, and afterward Lewandowski headed in Coutinho’s cross to make it six.

As Barcelona fallen, Coutinho made it seven in the 85th moment toward the finish of a move began when Messi was looted of ownership and afterward had the opportunity to score another in the 88th moment.

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  1. olamilekan dauda

    August 15, 2020 at 5:19 am

    could this be the end of Barcelona era?

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Baba Suwe buried in Lagos



Late veteran Nigerian comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, has been laid to rest

Baba Suwe who died on Monday after a long battle with an illness was buried in his home in Ikorodu, Lagos.

Born on August 22, 1958, he was married to comedienne Omoladun Omidina, who died in September 2009.

Baba Suwe dominated the Yoruba movie industry for decades, featured in several movies and bagged many awards.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State had expressed sadness over the demise of Baba Suwe, whom he said, “lived a fulfilled life”.

The Governor consoled Nollywood for losing “one of its outstanding practitioners in the industry”, adding that Baba Suwe was a bundle of talents, who used his God-given gift to advance the course of mankind.


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Posting account details is evil – Eucharia Anunobi



Veteran Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi has criticised those posting account details on social media to solicit funds from fans and friends.

Recall that Davido started the trend few days ago as he posted his account details challenging his friends to send him money.

Some celebrities like Kunle Remi, Mercy Eke, Pere Egbi followed the trend and started posting their account details on social media demanding money.

Eucharia, who seemed unpleased with the trend said those putting up account details are shameless and evil.

In a post on her Instagram page, the 56-year-old actress wrote: “The love of money is said to be evil not money rather what is evil is doing anything shamelessly and negatively to get money

“You are following a trend soliciting for money when that money is not to help the helpless, how gross!

“Putting up your account numbers to get money when you’re not doing anything to help humanity is evil.”

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Davido gives N200m donated by friends to orphanages, adds N50m



Famous Nigerian singer, Davido has announced his decision on the use of the N200m contributed by his friends and fans.

Recall that the 30BG singer took to his Instagram page few days ago asking his friends and colleagues to send N1m each to him.

At first, Davido mentioned he needed N100m to clear his Rolls-Royce at the port.

However, he surpassed the amount as he received 200m in the last 48hours.

The singer, giving update on his Instagram page, announced that the N200m received will be donated to orphanages across the country.

He also donated a personal sum of N50m to the total amount.

Part of the post read: “I wish to express my sincere gratitude to friends, fans, colleagues and the general public for the generous expressions of love in recent days.

“In my usual playful manner, I requested few days ago that my friends and colleagues send money in celebration of my birthday. The response exceeded my expectations as I received N200m in less than two days. I truly appreciate everyone.

“In view of this, I’m delighted to announce that all funds received totaling N200m will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria as well as Paroche foundation.

“In addition, I will be making a donation of N50m, bringing total to N250m.”

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