LOOPSADAISY! David Alaba’s spectacular, spiralling own goal sent Bayern Munich’s Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona AND social media crazy.
Bayern’s Austria left-back showed the opposite to why he has been linked with Manchester City in just one electric example of an game in Portugal.
Disastrous own-goal, yes, but what a finish… 👀
A rare mistake from David Alaba left Manuel Neuer helpless.#Club2020 pic.twitter.com/ZWkuO5e9hp
Barca’s quick break in the seventh minute ended with Frankie de Jong raking the ball across for Luis Suarez, only for Alaba to get there first just inside the box, stretching to curve a “clearance” over keeper Manuel Neuer’s upstretched arms and into the far corner.
Alaba collapsed to the floor in frustration and disbelief – while armchair critics collapsed to the floor in amusement and… disbelief.
One fan posted: “David Alaba is just an Austrian Jamie Carragher. Wtf was that??”
But another might regret replying: “The whole Bayern defense playing like they amateurs in the ucl.” And not only rue it because of their unorthodox spelling…
The reason? Alaba’s groan goal, which cancelled out Thomas Muller’s opener, merely sparked an incredible Bayern spree – and soon it was Barcelona’s backline who were ripped apart.
Ivan Perisic’s deflected low drive put Bayern back in front, before Serge Gnabry and again Muller made it 4-1 by the 31st minute.
Luis Suarez looked to have given Barca a small glimmer of hope just after half-time – but Bayern stepped up another gear to score FOUR more in a brilliant, brutal destruction of the Catalan club.
One fan, spotting a strange smile on even the 28-year-old’s face, claimed: “Barca shud of knew they were in trouble when alaba was laughing at his own goal loooooooooool.”
But as Bayern regained control, another poster responded: “None of them man cared, they knew it didn’t matter loooool.”
More followers picked up that ominous theme, one adding: “Fair play to Alaba, he wants to make the match interesting.”