Keano - Barca's deadly strikers are unstoppable

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Messi, Neymar and Suarez ripped Bayern apart over two legs
Messi, Neymar and Suarez ripped Bayern apart over two legs

Roy Keane hailed Barcelona's dream front three as 'unstoppable' after he saw Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez ease the Catalan giants into the Champions League final.

Former Republic of Ireland skipper Keane was in Munich to watch Barca secure a comfortable 6-3 aggregate win against Bayern Munich, on a night when the home side salvaged some pride with a 3-2 win in the second leg.

Barca's rousing win at the Nou Camp last Wednesday meant this tie was never in doubt on a night when Messi, Neymar and Suarez combined to produced a couple of majestic goals.

"They have so much class up front and when you give players like Messi, Neymar and Suarez time and space, they are unstoppable," Keane told ITV Sport. 

"Some of the Bayern Munich defending was terrible and it has been over both legs, but those three are fantastic and they are hard to stop."

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola also full of praise for his former club, as they progressed to the final in Berlin with a comprehensive win over his German champions.

"Congratulation to Barcelona for getting to the final and I hope they can win," said the Bayern coach.

"We have had a lot of problems this season. Ten operations for key players and we fought until the end. I am proud of my players.

"I want to stay at Bayern now and I will work every day to try and be our best. We had huge mistakes in the goals in Barcelona and with amazing players up front like Messi, Neymar and Suarez, it is difficult.

"When you lose in a semi-finals and win the league in Germany, we can have no complaints. We tried our best. That is all you can ask."

Guardiola also paid tribute to Lionel Messi as he said: "I can compare him to Pele, and I am very proud of the years I spent with him.

“I am happy that Messi is back here again. He is incredible, he is back to his best as he was when I used to train him. We're lucky to live in his time as he is the best player of all time."

Few would disagree with those sentiments.