Bayern Munich sent out an emphatic and ominous message to their Champions League rivals with an absolute demolition of fellow European heavyweights Barcelona in a gloriously chaotic and utterly one-sided quarter-final tie in Lisbon.
Bayern Munich are the first team to score eight goals in a Champions League knockout match.— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) August 14, 2020
By that logic, Barcelona are the first to concede eight.#BarcaBayern #bbcfootball #UCL pic.twitter.com/DCBohcrlHz
The high-pressing, energetic and ruthless German champions were on a different level to their Spanish rivals, as they have been for pretty much every opponent they have faced in Europe this season and in every competition since football restarted in June.
They scored four times in the first half, added another quartet in the second, and could easily have netted more against a shell-shocked and shambolic Barca side whose defensive errors were too numerous to recount and now have a new and embarrassing record defeat in European competition to their name.