Pat Nevin on who would win in a Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Champions League semi-final clash

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Barcelona and Bayern Munich have both advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Former Chelsea ace and now pundit Pat Nevin predicts that Barcelona would beat Bayern Munich should the duo face each other in the upcoming Champions League semi-finals, the BBC report.

The Catalans maintained their fabulous 2015 form with a comfortable 2-0 victory over French champions Paris Saint-Germain last night, reaching the semi-finals with a 5-1 aggregate win.

Neymar grabbed two first-half goals, adding to his previous strike in Paris and Luis Suarez’s fabulous double to make it a comfortable progression for Luis Enrique’s men.

Bayern Munich, on the other hand, suffered a poor result in Porto but overpowered the Portuguese giants 6-1 at the Allianz Arena, reaching their fourth consecutive semi-finals with a 7-4 aggregate victory.

It sets up a possible mouth-watering semi-final clash between Pep Guardola’s former side and his current club, yet should the draw play out that way on Friday, Nevin can only see one winner.

"If everyone is fit, I would probably say Barcelona. Franck Ribery is key, if he was playing at his best I'd say it would be closer but he hasn't been at his best,” the Blues’ idol explained.

“Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar have scored more than 90 goals between them this season and I'd back them to score against the defence we've seen here tonight.”

The Bavarians have steamrolled the Bundesliga title and reached the German Cup’s latter stages once again this season, yet they have key absentees that could hinder their European hopes.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery are among those nursing injuries, and without them they often look a little laboured and lacking that killer quality.

Barca, on the other hand, boast an abundance of attacking quality and with an improved defence, they are looking every bit likely to win their fourth Champions League crown over the past decade.

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