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In Pictures: Agony and Ecstasy at Camp Nou

May 2, 2013

There is more optimism in another section of Camp Nou with supporters sitting behind a poster depicting Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi as the Messiah. Quique Garcia / AFP
There is more optimism in another section of Camp Nou with supporters sitting behind a poster depicting Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi as the Messiah. Quique Garcia / AFP
Barcelona's four-goal deficit from the first leg of the Uefa Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich fails to dampen the spirits of some spectators at Camp Nou before the start of the second leg. Josep Lago / AFP
Barcelona's four-goal deficit from the first leg of the Uefa Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich fails to dampen the spirits of some spectators at Camp Nou before the start of the second leg. Josep Lago / AFP
Barcelona players, outplayed in both legs of the semi-finals, applaud their supporters. Bayern win 7-0 on aggregate leaving the Primera Liga club with much to ponder. Andreas Gebert / EPA
Barcelona players, outplayed in both legs of the semi-finals, applaud their supporters. Bayern win 7-0 on aggregate leaving the Primera Liga club with much to ponder. Andreas Gebert / EPA
Uli Hoeness, centre, president of Bayern Munich celebrates with friends and colleagues as the scoreline says it all. Lars Baron / Bongarts / Getty Images
Uli Hoeness, centre, president of Bayern Munich celebrates with friends and colleagues as the scoreline says it all. Lars Baron / Bongarts / Getty Images
Bayern, already crowned Bundesliga champions, qualify for their third European Cup final in four seasons. David Ramos / Getty Images
Bayern, already crowned Bundesliga champions, qualify for their third European Cup final in four seasons. David Ramos / Getty Images
One of the lasting moments of the game is that of a fan running on to the pitch to celebrate with Ribery following the match. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
One of the lasting moments of the game is that of a fan running on to the pitch to celebrate with Ribery following the match. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
It is a night to forget for Pique who cannot believe what he just did even as Bayern are celebrating in the background. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
It is a night to forget for Pique who cannot believe what he just did even as Bayern are celebrating in the background. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
Robben strikes in the 48th minute as Victor Valdes, the Barcelona goalkeeper, fails to save a goal. Bayern are 1-0 ahead. Sergio Perez / Reuters
Robben strikes in the 48th minute as Victor Valdes, the Barcelona goalkeeper, fails to save a goal. Bayern are 1-0 ahead. Sergio Perez / Reuters
On the pitch, though, Bayern Munich take control of the game as Arjen Robben is in the thick of the action. Matthias Schrader / AP Photo
On the pitch, though, Bayern Munich take control of the game as Arjen Robben is in the thick of the action. Matthias Schrader / AP Photo
Bayern's Thomas Muller, background, hugs Ribery. Muller scored the third goal and their celebrations have begun. Matthias Schrader / AP Photo
Bayern's Thomas Muller, background, hugs Ribery. Muller scored the third goal and their celebrations have begun. Matthias Schrader / AP Photo
Less than half an hour later, Gerard Pique, right, deflects a shot by Bayern's Franck Ribery, to score an own goal. The home team are two goals down. Matthias Schrader / AP Photo
Less than half an hour later, Gerard Pique, right, deflects a shot by Bayern's Franck Ribery, to score an own goal. The home team are two goals down. Matthias Schrader / AP Photo
But Lionel Messi, right, is sat on the bench after the team management decide not to risk injuring him by sending him out on the pitch. A blow for the fans. Lluis Gene / AFP
But Lionel Messi, right, is sat on the bench after the team management decide not to risk injuring him by sending him out on the pitch. A blow for the fans. Lluis Gene / AFP