Arjen Robben's Sumptuous Hit the Pick of Bayern's Goals vs. Barcelona

Sam Tighe@@stighefootballWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterMay 1, 2013

Just as we were beginning to think the second leg of Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich was lulling into a 0-0, Arjen Robben bagged an absolute beauty.

Sitting on top of a 4-0 aggregate lead, the Bundesliga representatives felt no need to push forward and search for more, opting instead to pick their counterattacks carefully and spring the Barca defence on the break.

For the first 45 minutes, poor passing, poor decision-making and profligacy in front of goal hindered Jupp Heynckes' quest to go further ahead on aggregate, but in the second half they really turned it on.

And then this happened.

Winger Arjen Robben, who is notorious for cutting inside from the right and shooting, claimed a trademark goal at the Camp Nou by turning Adriano inside-out and curling a sumptuous finish around the claws of Victor Valdes.

The Bayern faithful, tucked away high up in La Blaugrana's famous, steep stadium, went absolutely mental. At 1-0 on the night, 5-0 on aggregate, Bayern killed off any hope Tito Vilanova may have had of a revival and subsequently any chance of seeing Lionel Messi on the night.

Die Roten went on to add two more: he first a Gerard Pique own goal after Franck Ribery's dribble and cross, then Thomas Mueller's brave headed strike from another Ribery delivery.

Few would have believed Robben could score a goal that could rival the one he bagged in the first leg, but this was every bit as impressive.