It will be hard to argue about quite a few things after Real Madrid destroyed Bayern Munich 4-0 in the second leg of their Champions League semifinals, as the web’s reaction via memes and jokes at the expense of the German side and their manager Pep Guardiola, handed quite a thrashing by Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, can clearly display.
It would be hard to argue about the death of the Tiki-Taka trend and phenomenon, which was already declining but has lost one time too many to teams with the ability to defend well, smartly, while going out to counter attacks quickly and in a deadly fashion. Real Madrid are a counter attacking team, something Bayern Munich used to be before Guardiola landed in Munich. It was enough for a championship, but not enough to avoid a humiliating experience.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world right now. Maybe the pendulum swings between him and Lionel Messi from time to time, but at the moment, it’s hard to argue about someone who set a new competition record with 16 goals so far this season, leaving Messi’s record behind and becoming possibly the favorite to usurp Raul at the top of the all-time charts, not Messi himself.
Real Madrid are in the final for the first time since 2002, hoping to finally get their Decima, the 10th trophy in the European Cup / Champions League. They went through three German sides to make it, barely doing it against Dortmund, who played in the right way to make Real Madrid seem weak. Bayern Munich? They might have all the shiny names and flair in the world, but a year after destroying Barcelona, they were handed the same treatment by making the same mistakes.