Last Tuesday in Munich. Barcelona, the greatest club team in recent history take on local heroes Bayern Munich for a place in the Champion’s League final. For once Barcelona are not favourites, thanks to Bayern’s wonderful form in the Bundesliga, which they have wrapped up with games to spare. The pundits are split, but their predictions have one thing in common: it is going to be a close game. Problem is, no-one told Bayern… as the final whistle blows it is 4-0 to the German side, who have one foot firmly in the final.
Twenty four hours later in Dortmund. Real Madrid, led by the self-proclaimed “special one” Jose Mourinho are in town for the second of the Spain vs Germany semi finals, looking to get revenge on Jürgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund who beat them in the group stages earlier in the competition. Again, the pundits declare the tie too close to call, and again the local team refuse to follow the script… only a defensive mistake prevents the scoreline matching the previous nights action but no matter. With a 4-1 lead, Borussia Dortmund also feel confident that they will make it through to the final.
A week on… FC Bayern look safe, but in the Camp Nou anything can happen. Real Madrid will fancy that an early goal might give them a chance of overturning the deficit… Will we have an all-German final at Wembley Stadium in London, or will the giants of Spanish football fight back and achieve the improbable? Come down to Goldman’s Bar this week to find out…
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI FINALS – SECOND LEG
Tuesday 30 April @ 8.45pm: REAL MADRID versus BORUSSIA DORTMUND (First Leg: 1-4)
Wednesday 1 May @ 8.45pm: BARCELONA versus BAYERN MUNICH (First Leg: 0-4)
BOTH GAMES LIVE ON OUR LOVELY LARGE BRAND NEW MEGA-BIG SCREEN
Goldman’s Bar @ The Circus Hostel
U-Bhf: Rosenthaler Platz