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BARCELONA KICKS BAYERN MUNICH OUT

Barcelona Vs Bayern Munich Shared Photo America

Medhi Benatia, a Moroccan defender for Bayern Munich, crushed a header into the net early in the first half  on Tuesday, and suddenly it seemed that everyone in the Allianz Arena had felt the same slap on the back, the same poke in the ribs.

The stadium throbbed, shook, trembled. The fans, who had watched their team get blown out by three goals in the first leg of this Champions League semifinal in Barcelona last week, found their voices. They found their energy,their hope,and then it was gone

An inch-perfect through ball. A selfless cutback. A tap-in goal. There was no shame in it — Lionel Messi passed to Luis Suárez, who passed to Neymar for the virtual death blow — nor was there when the same combination produced the same result 14 minutes later.

Barcelona, which is already on its way to a 23rd title in the Spanish league, is on course for a fifth Champions League trophy as well after holding off Bayern Munich in the second leg Tuesday. Bayern won on the night, 3-2, but it was beaten comprehensively on aggregate, 5-3, in the teams’ two-game semifinal.
“I hope they win their fifth title,” Pep Guardiola, Munich’s coach, said afterward. “They deserve it. They are the best team in the world right now.”