Brilliant Bayern Munich completed a stunning Champions League semi-final mauling of Barcelona to set up a mouthwatering Wembley final against Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Leading 4-0 from the first leg, Bayern were similarly clinical at the Nou Camp tonight with second-half goals from Arjen Robben, Gerard Pique who put through his own net and Thomas Muller sealing a one-sided win over a sorry Barca side for whom Lionel Messi was an unused substitute.
The victory sees Bayern through to their third final in four years and they will hope to improve on their runner-up finishes against Inter Milan in 2010 and Chelsea last year when they face Real Madrid’s conquerors Dortmund in the competition’s first all-German final on May 25.
Afterwards Robben set his sights on lifting the trophy after helping Bayern complete an “amazing” 7-0 aggregate drubbing of the favourites.
The former Real Madrid winger said: “Now we’re in the final. It’s the third time in the last four years, but it’s time to win it now.
“It’s going to be a big one. Dortmund have proven over the last two, three years that they are a very good side. It’s going to be a big game again which will be decided by the small details.”
The Holland international added of their Nou Camp victory: “I think it’s a terrific performance a little bit of history maybe.
“You’re playing against a team who have dominated Europe over the last five years and there’s so much quality in their squad, and to win 4-0 at home and 3-0 away is amazing.”
Bayern’s victory was their 22nd in their last 23 competitive matches.