Bayern Munich turned around the tie after losing 3-1 in the first leg, winning 6-1 at home against Porto in the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final
Granted that it’s been a while since my last sports related column, the 6-1 demolition of Porto at the hands of the German Giants Bayern Munich was too good to give it a pass.
Bayern Munich have done the improbable. I say improbable because turning around a 3-1 away loss deficit is definitely NOT impossible. Not for a team of the Bayern Munich calibre. And as seen today, it wasn’t even an improbable task given how quick and easy Bayern dismantled the Portuguese side.
The play of Bayern was even reminiscent of a certain 7-1 demolition that Brazil experienced in the FIFA World Cup last year, albeit just a goal short of that in the final tally.
Nonetheless, it was Bayern’s night. The Bavarians silenced all their critics who thought they couldn’t turn around this 3-1 aggregate score – especially given the absence of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. No sir, Bayern did more than just prove their critics wrong. Bayern proved again that they are unbearable at home. Well, okay… Porto made Bayern concede the first ever goal at home this season… But who cares about that after a 6-1 drubbing?
It’s clear to see now why Pep Guardiola wanted Thiago on board. His ultimatum: Thiago or nobody back then really caused for confusion and a division among the supporters. Thiago turned up for the big event yet again with his opener and as well as with his excellent skill on-and-off the ball. It was really a team effort from Bayern, but if there’s someone I’d pick out of the lot, I’d say both Thiago and Thomas Müller have played an outstanding game.
With this kind of display, almost nobody can stop them. I’d even go as far and wish Real Madrid as our opponents in the Semifinals. ’cause certainly, there’s still a tab to be settled with the Galacticos.
For now though, let’s all be happy about the 6-1 (7-4 aggregate) win of German’s best! Cheers!