Bayern wins, but Barca advances to UEFA Champions League Finals
Santino Honasan on May 13, 2015 09:10 AM
Neymar's brace propels Barcelona to the UEFA Champions League Final
Although Bayern Munich ended up winning the second leg of their semifinals matchup against Barcelona, 3-2, the German club’s efforts fell short as the Catalans won on aggregate, 5-3 at the Fussball Arena Munchen last May 12 (May 13, Manila time) to advance to the UEFA Champions League for the eighth time.
With the visitors looking to take off from a 3-0 win over at Camp Nou, Bayern looked to catch up early and Moroccan defender Medhi Benatia got things going early for Bayern with an opening goal in the seventh minute.
Just when the home team got their momentum going, Brazilian striker Neymar silenced the Munich crowd with a 15th minute equalizer for Barcelona. He wasn’t done there though, as Neymar made the Bayern defenses pay once again in the 29th mark to complete a first half brace and give the visitors a 2-1 lead going into the break.
In the second frame of action, Robert Lewandowski found the match equalizer in the 59th mark, knotting things up at 2-2, but Barca still held a 5-2 lead on aggregate.
With eleven minutes left in regulation, Thomas Mulller made one last push, as he found the back of the net for the 3-2 Bayern lead in the 74th minute, but that was all that the Germans could muster, as Bayern may have won the match, but Barcelona still advances, 5-3 on aggregate.
The Catalans now await the winner of the semifinals matchup between Juventus and Real Madrid.
The UEFA Champions League Final is the Oympiastadion in Berlin, Germany on June 6 (June 7, Manila time)
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