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0 vs 3
Played
May 1, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
Camp Nou — Barcelona
Referee:‬ D. Skomina‎
Attendance:‬ 95877‎
 
 
Arjen Robben 48′
 
Piqué 72′ (OG)
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich (Agg 0-7)

An all-German Champions League final has been set up as the Bavarians dismantled their hosts and Goal was on hand to judge all the performers

By Robin Bairner

  • Víctor Valdés
    40
    183
    2.50

    Víctor Valdés

    Was rarely stretched over the course of 90 minutes, despite the numerous attacking waves from Bayern. His sole notable error was a poor clearance that ultimately ended with the Spain international picking the ball from his net.

  • Daniel Alves
    43
    182
    2.50

    Daniel Alves

    Did succeed in getting behind Alaba at times but lacked the support to make a telling pass and the determination to threaten himself. His crossing was disappointing throughout and seemed to lose heart towards the end as he was twice caught sleeping as Ribery set up the final two goals. Booked on the stroke of half-time for a late challenge on Schweinsteiger.

  • Piqué
    86
    215
    3.00

    Piqué

    Sprinted half the length of the field to make a goal-saving challenge on Robben in the early stages of the match and then did likewise on Lahm a short while later. Scrambled effectively on several occasions to save a disjointed rearguard but put the ball through his own net in the closing stages.

  • Bartra
    47
    163
    2.50

    Bartra

    Looked out of his depth in this encounter, at least partly because his side adopted such an open approach. Was tugged out of position by the movement of Mandzukic in the early stages, whose strength also posed the young defender endless problems. Did improve as the fixture wore on until the late capitulation.

  • Adriano
    31
    173
    2.50

    Adriano

    Looked to push forward at every opportunity but often had little impact when he did. A powerful drive from range was comfortably gathered by Neuer and more often than not his approach left the door open for Bayern to break into. Allowed Robben to cut inside too easily for the opening goal.

  • Cesc Fàbregas
    42
    184
    2.50

    Cesc Fàbregas

    Played the central role that is so synonymous with Messi yet the former Arsenal man did not have the impact of the benched Argentine. His decision making seemed sluggish when it needed to be sharp and his touch let him down at a couple of vital moments, albeit under scrutiny from the Bayern defence.

  • Xavi
    44
    183
    2.50

    Xavi

    Was the fulcrum of Barcelona’s performance as one would expect, though the Spain midfielder’s legendary technique let him down when he had an opportunity to volley at goal midway through the first half. Withdrawn shortly after the visitors struck their opener.

  • Andrés Iniesta Luján
    54
    174
    2.50

    Andrés Iniesta Luján

    Showed fleeting glimpses of his excellence and these were typically the best moments for Barcelona. Booked for a frustrated challenge in the second half, which rather summed up his evening. Taken off with 25 minutes to do.

  • Alex Song
    141
    107
    3.00

    Alex Song

    Played an important sweeping role in the midfield and was often to be found dropping into the defence to make a critical block as Bayern countered. Played an important role but eventually could not stem the tide and was outpaced by Ribery as the third goal was scored.

  • David Villa
    44
    192
    2.00

    David Villa

    Was asked to provide some cutting edge to Barcelona’s attacking play but was kept firmly under lock and key by the visiting rearguard. When he did get one sight of goal in the second half his shot was mishit badly wide, which typified the Catalans’ flat evening.

  • Pedro
    42
    197
    1.50

    Pedro Flop of the Match

    Failed to make a significant impact on this game, though he did have arguably Barcelona’s best effort on goal from range in the first half. Did not make any inroads into a well-organised Bayern defence.

Substitutions

  • Montoya
    26
    126

    Montoya

    Brought on in the closing stages.

  • Thiago Alcántara
    60
    118
    2.50

    Thiago Alcántara

    Given the final quarter of the match in place of Iniesta.

  • Alexis Sánchez
    39
    158
    2.50

    Alexis Sánchez

    Made no impression after replacing Xavi.

  • Manuel Neuer
    222
    19
    3.00

    Manuel Neuer

    An extremely quiet night for the Germany international goalkeeper, who might have expected to have faced a tempest at some stage over the course of the evening. Was first tested midway through the first half but turned over Pedro’s long-range drive with comfort.

  • Daniel Van Buyten
    196
    31
    3.00

    Daniel Van Buyten

    Brought into the starting XI because Dante was suffering with flu, the Belgian gave a terrific account of himself in the heart of the defence. Kept Villa at bay impressively and covered well for Boateng on the rare occasions he was beaten.

  • Jerome Boateng
    192
    26
    3.00

    Jerome Boateng

    One slight slip in the first half when he allowed a long ball to bounce and forced him to make a sharp recovery challenge but otherwise the centre-back produced a flawless performance as he was persistently in the correct position. Never seemed to be truly troubled.

  • Philipp Lahm
    243
    17
    3.50

    Philipp Lahm

    Made a terrific burst forward in the first half but had his shot blocked by Song as he sought his first Champions League goal ever and was then thwarted by a desperate challenge by Pique. Was certainly not on a leash, though the German did not forget his defensive duties either.

  • David Alaba
    230
    23
    3.50

    David Alaba

    Will be remembered in this match for his terrific crossfield pass that provided the assist for Robben’s opening goal but the left-back produced a solid defensive performance. Did switch off for a few minutes after Bayern opened the scoring but was otherwise very impressive.

  • Franck Ribéry
    322
    22
    4.00

    Franck Ribéry

    Often found himself with great freedom down the left as Dani Alves pushed forward down his channel. The Frenchman looked a real menace going forward as he provided the assist for Muller’s goal and also induced Pique’s own goal with a dangerous centre. Did a good deal of defensive dirty work, too.

  • Javi Martínez
    237
    20
    3.50

    Javi Martínez

    A solid performance in the heart of the midfield from the Spaniard, who no doubt relished this victory. Was the least adventurous of the Bayern midfield but he did a stoical defensive job and managed to avoid a booking that would have seen him ruled out of the final.

  • Arjen Robben
    339
    55
    4.00

    Arjen Robben Top of the Match

    Could have completely finished the tie as a contest when he got clear on goal after 11 minutes but dallied too long and allowed Pique to get a challenge. But he made up for that early in the second half with a brilliant curled finish. Just as he did a week ago, the Dutchman produced the kind of industry that he is not often noted for.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    248
    22
    3.50

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    The German was incredibly influential for Bayern as he dictated the pace their attacks were made at, supported the offence and did sterling work defensively. A brilliant flick created a golden opportunity for Lahm early on. Preserved by being withdrawn 25 minutes from time.

  • Mario Mandzukic
    393
    28
    3.50

    Mario Mandzukic

    Looked to use his physical strength against the Barcelona centre-backs but much of his running was simply to create room for his fellow attackers, who had a great deal of joy running from deep.

  • Thomas Müller
    242
    27
    3.50

    Thomas Müller

    Was absolutely outstanding in the first leg and though perhaps not quite at this level at Camp Nou, the Germany international was a terrific presence for his side. Like the whole of the German side, he worked superbly for his team and rose to head home the third at the back post late on.

Substitutions

  • Rafinha
    138
    30

    Rafinha

    Played little more than 10 minutes and nearly grabbed a fourth for his side.

  • Luiz Gustavo
    150
    24

    Luiz Gustavo

    Feature for 25 minutes at the end as the match was winding down.

  • Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
    146
    21

    Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

    Given a quarter of an hour cameo.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
Paris St. Germain (PSG)
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
6 2