We all need a kick up the butt from time to time and that’s exactly what Arjen Robben got from new Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola during a training session last week. Unlike Robben’s famous dressing-room altercation with Franck Ribery during the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid in April 2012 this one seemed harmless enough though.


Bayern lines up Suarez, Robben swap deal


Want-away striker Luis Suarez looks like he could be offered a chance to end his difficult stay in England. Champions League winners Bayern Munich has shown interest in the Uruguayan and could sweeten the deal with Arjen Robben heading in the opposite direction. If Suarez no longer wants to play for Liverpool, Robben would be an excellent addition for boss Brendan Rodgers.

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If David Alaba is not the best left back in the world right now, he’s surely well on his way. His gorgeous pass to Arjen Robben set up Bayern Munich’s first goal of the night against Barcelona at Camp Nou. Of course, it also helps that the ball landed at the feet of Robben, another man on a long list of Bayern’s world class players.

Robben’s goal was just the start of the German club’s crushing performance in Barca’s stadium. The 3-0 scoreline silenced tens of thousands of fans and sent them home bitterly disappointed as their side went out with a whimper, losing 7-0 across both legs.

But don’t forget, Barcelona is team full of world class players too, even without Lionel Messi. Look at Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas — they’re still one of the best teams in the world. This two-legged affair was more about Bayern being an absolute dominant force than it was Barca failing to even get on the score sheet.

However, any way you slice it, this is going to sting for a while in Spain.

If you want to witness the demolition, be sure to check out the match report with full highlights. If you’re a Barca fan, you may just want to look away: