The Champions League final will feature two German teams for the first time after visiting Bayern Munich completed a surprising 7-0 rout of Barcelona.
Playing with a big cushion after a 4-0 win in the first leg at home last week, Bayern beat Barcelona, 3-0, in the second leg Wednesday night on goals by Arjen Robben in the 48th minute and Thomas Mueller in the 76th around Gerard Pique’s own goal in the 72nd.
Bayern, which relaxed when it saw injured Lionel Messi wasn’t in Barcelona’s starting lineup, is in the final for the third time in four years and will play Borussia Dortmund at London’s Wembley Stadium on May 25.
“I think it is a terrific performance, it is a little bit of history,” Robben said. “If we perform like this, against a team who have dominated Europe for the past five years, who have so much quality, it is amazing.”
This final will be only the fourth single-nation championship match in Europe. Real Madrid beat Valencia in 2000, AC Milan defeated Juventus in 2003 and Manchester United edged Chelsea in 2008.