Barcelona 2-8 Bayern: Neuer feels "sorry" for Germany rival Ter Stegen
After Bayern Munich's Champions League rout of Barcelona, Manuel Neuer spared a thought for countryman Marc-André ter Stegen.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has said he feels "sorry" for Germany rival Marc-André ter Stegen after his Barcelona counterpart conceded eight times in a Champions League quarter-final humiliation on Friday.
Bayern thrashing sees Barcelona concede eight for first time in over 70 years
Bayern embarrassed LaLiga giants Barça 8-2 in Lisbon, where Neuer's team-mates became the first team in Champions League history to score eight goals in a knockout match.
Thomas Müller and Philippe Coutinho braces, and goals from Robert Lewandowski, Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry and Joshua Kimmich saw Barça concede eight goals in a game for the first time since 1946.
Neuer - Germany's number one keeper - spared a thought for countryman Ter Stegen post-match.
"I'm a little sorry for Marc-Andre Ter Stegen that he conceded so many goals," said Neuer. "It's good for us, of course, but you wouldn't wish that on any team-mate from the national team."
On the match itself, Neuer said: "You could see that we didn't let up a minute and that we always wanted to keep playing forward."
Thiago backs Barcelona to bounce back from thrashing
Bayern star Thiago Alcántara produced an impressive performance against former side Barça.
Thiago - tipped to join Premier League champions Liverpool - won two LaLiga titles and the Champions League among other honours before leaving Barça for Bayern in 2013.
"For respect for my friends, the club I've been to and my colleagues, I think they are a great club and that they will turn around any situation that comes their way," the Spaniard said.
Manchester City or Lyon await Bayern in the semis and Thiago added: "This result gives us more confidence, more against a team like Barça, but we know that it was only to go to the next round and we have not won anything, we have played as if it were a final only to go to semi, nothing more."
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