FC Barcelona 2–8 FC Bayern Munich

The 2019–20 UEFA Champions League quarter-final match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich was played on 14 August 2020 at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. Bayern, who later went on to become champions, won the match 8–2, making it the first time Barcelona had conceded eight goals in a game since 1946, when they lost 8–0 to Sevilla in the 1946 Copa del Generalísimo.

Quarter-final match of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League

Football match
Barcelona v Bayern Munich (2020)

The Estádio da Luz in Lisbon hosted the match.
Barcelona Bayern Munich
2 8
Date 14 August 2020 (2020-08-14)
Venue Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
Man of the Match Thomas Müller(Bayern Munich)[1]
Referee Damir Skomina (Slovenia)[2]
Attendance 0[3][note 1]
Weather Clear night
24 °C (75 °F)
54% humidity[2]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the match was played behind closed doors.[4]

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Slovenian referee Damir Skomina officiated the match.

In the 1998–99 UEFA Champions Leaguegroup stage, Bayern defeated Barca in both matches, 1–0 at home[5] and 2–1 away[6] en route to Bayern topping Group D while Barcelona finished third and failed to reach the knockout stage.[7]

Bayern and Barca had met in four knockout ties since 2008–09 UEFA Champions League, which yielded 26 goals prior to this game. Each time the eventual winner of the Bayern-Barca knockout tie went on not only to win the UEFA Champions League, but also complete the continental treble, which also occurred in 2009, 2013 and 2015.[8]

Barcelona won 5–1 on aggregate in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Barca’s 4–0 win at Camp Nou in the first leg, with all goals scored in the first half, led Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer to remark “What I saw in the first half is, without doubt, the worst football in Bayern’s history”. Barca manager Pep Guardiola was sent off in the first leg for protesting a yellow card given to Lionel Messi, and had to watch the second leg from the stands.[9][10][11] This defeat, as well as 0–1 home loss in a Bundesliga match against Schalke 04, eventually led to the sacking of Bayern manager Jürgen Klinsmann.[12]

The semi-finals of the 2012–13 competition saw Arjen Robben and Thomas Müller inspire Bayern to a 7–0 aggregate victory, to become the biggest win of the semi-finals on aggregate,[13] including a 3–0 win at the Camp Nou[14][15] which was Barcelona’s last home defeat in European competition until a 3–0 loss on 8 December 2020 to Juventus.

The semi-finals of the 2014–15 competition saw Lionel Messi and Neymar as the key players in a 5–3 aggregate win over Bayern, a 3–0 win at the Camp Nou and then a 3–2 defeat at the Allianz Arena.[16][17] Bayern’s manager at the time was Pep Guardiola, who had previously managed Barca from 2008 to 2012.

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