Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Reaction: Philipp Lahm, Robben to Enjoy a 'Couple of Beers' After Sealing a Place in the Champions League Final at Wembley

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May 02, 2013 12:04 AM EDT
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Bayern Munich players Arjen Robben and Bastian Schweinsteiger in a celebratory mood after their win over Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals, May 1"


Bayern Munich goalscorer Arjen Robben was over the moon after steamrolling Barcelona, the "world's best team of the last five years" in the Champions League semifinals, while skipper Philipp Lahm revealed Bayern were certainly going to "have a beer or two" to celebrate the fantastic 7-0 aggregate victory.

Barcelona were left bewildered for the second straight game, with Bayern completing a deserved 3-0 victory in the second leg, following their 4-0 victory at the Allianz Arena. Arjen Robben scored the first goal, before Gerard Pique's own goal and Thomas Muller's powerful header saw Bayern outclass Barcelona.

"Four-Nil at home, 3-0 here at Camp Nou -- that's historic! We can be proud and we should enjoy it," Robben, who also scored in the first leg, said.

"The mood is superb. Beating the world's best team of the last five years so convincingly, and doing it at Camp Nou -- what more do you want?

"We have a really fantastic team, masses of quality, and we all work together, in attack and in defense. We'll celebrate getting through to the final, we're looking forward to it, and obviously, we want to win the thing now."

Bayern will now face Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in the final at Wembley and Robben is expecting a tough encounter.

"(The final) is going to be a big one," the former Real Madrid and Chelsea winger added. "Dortmund have proved over last two to three years they are a very good team."

Bayern captain Lahm was thrilled with his side's performance, and was not surprised by the manner in which his team got the better of Barcelona.

"We'll certainly have a beer or two," the German international said. "Barcelona are one of the truly top teams. You can't take it for granted that we'll win the tie in this manner.

"We have terrific character in the squad and the right type of players to hurt a team like Barcelona. We've done magnificently in both matches."

Javi Martinez, who plays on the international stage with several of the Barcelona players, was happy to finally seal a win against the Catalan giants.

"Lots of my friends are Barca fans, but they're still pleased for me," he said. "I've faced Barcelona so often in my career, but I've never won before.

"To do it, I had to come to Germany and Bayern. I'm overjoyed. We were so strong in both matches."

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