Apr 10, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT
The second goal of this highlight tells you all you need to know about this matchup. With the tie already settled, Claudio Pizarro’s goal was barely cause for celebration. Nice build up, good finish – no drama.
Thomas Müller wants to be happy for his teammate, but his excitement is misplaced. Not even a third-string striker can get worked up about this Champions League goal.
I got all my Serie A angst out of my system in today’s reaction piece, but as a few people have pointed on via social media, the post may have glanced over a more obvious explanation for Bayern’s 4-0 (agg.) win: The Bavarians are just really, really good.
We’ve been over the numbers before. Bayern have already set one record in Germany, becoming the fastest to clinch the league’s title, and they’re on track to set marks for wins, fewest losses, points, and fewest goals allowed. If they cruise by a team in the Champions League quarters, they probably deserve some of the credit.
In reality, the truth is probably in between. Was it Bayern’s class or Juve’s failures? Undoubtedly, both. Juventus certainly had greater expectations going into this tie, but in the face of Europe’s best team, expectations became regrets.
Here are the highlights from today’s second leg, courtesy of FOX Soccer.
- DaMarcus Beasley, introduced in Houston: I see myself as a left back 0
- Wenger talks Zelalem, gets taste of U.S. obsession for potential international 2
- EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United’s new signing Ander Herrera focused on success 2
- Serbian boss: Freddy Adu sought by Europa, UCL clubs in Serbia, Cyprus 0
- Frank Lampard delighted to sign for New York City FC, start MLS adventure 1
- Official: Frank Lampard unveiled as New York City FC’s latest signing 4