It could have been worse. Bayern could have moved out of second gear.

While English clubs haggle over the kind of quality needed to compete at this level, Bayern are – as the kids say – moving mad.

Top of the Bundesliga with quality coming out of their ears, they are just too good for the likes of Chelsea and Spurs. Too quick, too clinical, too creative – Ross Barkley against Thiago Alcantara was like Barney the dinosaur against Godzilla – and just too much nous all over the park.

When Kingsley Coman tweaked his hamstring in the second half, Bayern sent on Coutinho. When Robert Lewandowski made it 3-0 the strike was his 39th of the season – his 64th in the Champions League . Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies reminded you of a classic thoroughbred galloping past selling platers as he scorched down the wing for the assist.

Yes, there have been some sensational comebacks in the Champions League in recent seasons. But you and I both know that Chelsea ain’t coming back from this at the Allianz Arena in three weeks…

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