Win over Barcelona trumps Brazil demolition says Muller


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2019-20 UEFA Champions League 

18-19  August 2020

Semi-finals 

 
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller believes the club's 8-2 thumping of Barcelona surpasses Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 
 
Muller scored a brace for the German Bundesliga champions as they booked their place in the semi-finals of this season's UEFA Champions League where they'll meet Lyon for a place in the final set to be hosted in Lisbon. 
 
The 30-year-old opened the scoring in Germany's famous win over the World Cup hosts in Belo Horizonte and believes Bayern were more in control of their outcome when asked to compare the two mathes. 
 
Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup 
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"In the win in Brazil, we didn't have the same amount of control. Yes, we were good, but tonight the way we dominated the game was ruthless. It was a special night," said Muller as per the German Bundesliga's official website. 
 
"We wanted to overwhelm them from the start, just like we have been doing in recent months. Obviously you can never shut off against a team like Barca, but we were dominant, especially off the ball. It's a big statement, but it's the way we played as a team that really makes me happy."
 
Bayern Munich midfielder Leon Goretzka 
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Bayern will take huge confidence from the result into the final four showdown against Lyon, as they set their sights on a sixth UEFA Champions League crown. 
 
"The confidence is there, and certainly isn't any worse off after tonight. It's the first step of three. The next game is back to 0-0," midfielder Leon Goretzka added. 
 

UEFA Champions League fixtures, semi-finals: 


Tuesday, 18 August 
 
22:00 - RB Leipzig vs Paris Saint-Germain
 
Wednesday, 19 August 
 
22:00 - Lyon vs Bayern Munich 

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Published: 08/18/2020