Mario Mandžukić got the start for Bayern Munich Wednesday night in their Champions League second leg semifinal in Barcelona. After a scoreless first half and Bayern up 4-0 on aggregate already, the flood gates once again opened for the German champions, with three goals coming in the second half. Arjen Robben scored three minutes after the break, cutting back in the box and sending a left-footed shot inside the far post before Pique would fire in an own goal and Thomas Muller would head home a cross later to make it 3-0 Bayern.
Lionel Messi did not come off the bench for this match as he nurses an injury, but the question is: is Bayern this dominant this season or did Barcelona simply flop in the semifinals? We will find out on May 25th in London when Bayern faces Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League (All-German) Final. Mandžukić is sure to start up top for the Bavarian side.
This group has been here before in recent years. Is third time finally the charm?