Xavi Hernandez has conceded that Bayern Munich were deserving of their 4-0 triumph over Barcelona on Tuesday evening.
The Catalans were humbled at the Allianz Arena in the first leg of this Champions League semi-final thanks to goals from Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben in between a double from Thomas Muller.
“The result is a bit excessive, but they were the better team and we have to accept that,” Xavi told UEFA’s official website post-match.
“Physically they were far better. We had more possession but we didn't attack well at all and we hardly created any chances.
“They were very, very good on the counterattack. They made excellent use of the wings and they hurt us a lot. We were especially vulnerable at set-pieces.
“The first two goals came from corners, where their physical strength was greater than ours. At the end of the day, they were better and we should congratulate them.
“We don't need to do anything in particular [in the second leg]. We still have 90 minutes and we'll do everything we can to make a miracle happen on the back of this terrible result.”