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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Champions League Semifinals: Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich and Inter vs. Lyon


The epic performance of Lionel Messi against Arsenal and the revenge of Bayern Munich eliminating Manchester United were the highlights of the Champions League quarterfinals.

The Argentinian wizard scored four goals and crushed the Gunners with a stunning 4-1 (6-3 agg.). Now Barcelona will face Inter Milan in semifinals. The italians defeated CSKA by 1-0 and got the ticket with no big efforts.

Louis Van Gaal's Bayern lost to Manchester United 3-2 but the goals as visitor gave then the pass to the semis. Manchester United had a perfect start with 2 goals in the first seven minutes, but the German team proved to be a big club in history just like their rivals.

Bayern will face French powerhouse Lyon, who lost to Bordeaux but classified due to aggregate score. As we know, the final game will take place in Madrid this year.