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Bayern prove too much for Barcelona

Last updated on: April 24, 2013 11:13 IST

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Rediff.com brings the best of the Twitter reaction on the 4-0 thrashing of Barcelona by Bayern Munich.

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Stoke City striker Michael Owen wasn't surprised to see Munich dictate the terms and tweeted, "Munich are a well-oiled machine. Great to watch a team that are so well drilled."

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But Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was a little surprised by Barcelona's lack of creativity. He expressed his thoughts, "Bayern really looking strong here. Surprised Barca can't manage to create any chances. Not over yet though."


Image: Bayern Munich's players celebrate
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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'A real German celebration'

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Ajax forward Ryan Babel enjoyed Thomas Mueller's celebration and tweeted, "A real German celebration #Mueller lol!"

Former Bayern midfielder Dietmar Hamann tweeted, "Don't think you can play much better than Munich did in first 60 minutes #outstanding"

Marseille midfielder Joey Barton tweeted, "Thomas Mueller. Game over. Anybody who isn't copying what happening at Bayern Munich right now, on an off the pitch, is already playing catch up. This is the club now."


Image: Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller (centre) celebrates with teammates
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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'Shocking piece of refereeing'

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Former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker couldn't believe Mueller wasn't called out for a foul on Jordi Alba in the build-up, "Shocking piece of refereeing to miss Alba getting Mullered!"

Ex-Barcelona midfielder Gaizka Mendieta agreed and tweeted, "Why do they have an extra official? At least, two of three goals shouldn't have been allowed! First goal was clearly offside & second Alba was blocked!"

And finally, former Barcelona forward Luis Garcia was gracious in defeat, "Nothing to say, Bayern were too much today, great game by the German team."


Image: Barcelona's players react
Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

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