Bayern blast magnificent seven


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DESPITE inflicting Barcelona’s heaviest ever European aggregate reverse, Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has called for calm as his team now aim to avenge defeats in two of the last three Champions League finals.

Trailing 4-0 from the first leg a backlash was antcipated from the Catalan club, but with star turn Lionel Messi only fit enough for the bench it was Bayern, not Barcelona, who were prolific in front of goal.

Second-half strikes from Robben, a Gerard Pique own goal and Thomas Muller completed an unforgettable night for the Bundesliga champions and Robben wants to see his team go on to triumph against compatriots Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

“We’re in the final for the third time in four years and it is time to win it,” he said. “It was a terrific performance and a bit of history. A performance like this against a team who has dominated Europe in the last five years, with so much quality, is just amazing.

“We’re playing great football and we have to enjoy it, but we also have to stay calm at this moment.

“Dortmund have proved they’re a good side and it is going to be a game decided on small details.”

After a goalless first half at the Nou Camp, Bayern moved ahead when Robben skipped past Adriano Correia and blasted in to the top corner. On 72 minutes Pique inadvertently turned Franck Ribery’s cross into his own net.

And four minutes later Ribery crossed for Muller to finish the tie.