Pep Guardiola made two significant statements in his pre-match press conference before tonight’s Champions League semi-final between his ex-team Barça and his current team Bayern Munich. The first was that the game would not end without goals and the second was that it is impossible to stop Leo Messi. He was not wrong: but after 75 minutes and the score at 0-0 it appeared that perhaps Guardiola’s plan all along was to keep the game goalless. Then two goals from Messi in quick succession and an injury time goal from Neymar Jr earned Barça a very healthy 3-0 advantage to take to next Tuesday’s second leg at the Allianz Arena.
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