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Bayern domination amazes Robben

1 May 2013 23:38

Arjen Robben has admitted his surprise at Bayern Munich's 7-0 aggregate thrashing of Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

The German side completed the tie with a 3-0 win at Camp Nou on Wednesday night, with the Dutchman netting the first of the night with an excellently taken curling effort.

Bayern will take on Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in the Wembley showpiece and Robben has called for his team-mates to remain calm ahead of the clash on May 25.

He told Sky Sports: "It's a terrific performance. A little bit of history maybe. Playing so well against a team who have dominated Europe over the last five years is amazing.

"I think we have to stay calm. At this moment we're playing great football and we're enjoying it
but we have to stay calm and try and improve over and over again.

"We're in the final for the third time in the last four years now we have to win it.

"We have improved the squad compared to last season and the most important thing of all is that we play as a team. Everyone is doing their job we're organised and that's the main thing in this team.

"You cannot give them space, they didn't really have good chances and we can play football but first you always have to be organised.

"It's going to be a big one [the final]. Dortmund have proven they're a very good side, a very good team it's going to be a game that'll be decided on small details."

Robben's fellow winger Franck Ribery expressed his confidence that Bayern were always capable of such a result and is eyeing a historic treble of the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB Pokal, a feat never achieved by a German club.

"Above all, we all work together," Ribery added to Canal +. "We want to do something together and we showed it tonight.

"We knew that if we defended well, we could score goals. We always want to win. This year is a good year and we hope to continue like this.

"I hope we will win it this time. Dortmund is a team that is not easy and has a little of our style. It will be a good match. I've already lost two finals, I don't want to lose a third. We'll play as we played tonight."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
23 April 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
4 - 0
On aggregate
7 - 0
Venue
Allianz-Arena (München)
Attendance
68000

Goals

T. Müller 25'
(assist by Dante) 
1 - 0
M. Gómez 49'
(assist by T. Müller) 
2 - 0
A. Robben 73'
(assist by B. Schweinsteiger) 
3 - 0
T. Müller 82'
(assist by D. Alaba) 
4 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
21
17
27
4
10 73'
31 87'
7
8 46'
33 37' 49'
25 25' 82'
Coach: J. Heynckes
# Player Bookings
1
2
3
18 89'
15 39'
8 90+2'
6
16
10
9 87'
17
Coach: Tito Vilanova

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
30
14
11
5
13
22
44
# Player Bookings
7
4
11
13
19
22
25

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