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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, August 17, 2020
Bucks, Lakers lead
way to NBA playoffs

An NBA season unlike any other shifts into high gear this week with the playoffs in the league's quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida.

In a season reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic, home court advantage is just a memory.

Fans are banned from the campus where the league has so far successfully operated without a positive COVID-19 test. But the price is that players know that the deeper their teams' playoff run the longer they remain isolated from their families and friends.

Bayern Munich
trashes Barcelona, 8-2

Record-breaking Thomas Mueller said Bayern Munich's 8-2 thrashing of Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final on Friday topped the 7-1 hammering Germany handed Brazil at the 2014 World Cup as he stole the limelight from Robert Lewandowski and Lionel Messi.

Man-of-the-match Mueller netted twice in Lisbon as Barcelona conceded four goals in the first-half of a Champions League game for the first time as Bayern led 4-1 at half-time.

Substitute Philippe Coutinho, on loan from Barcelona, also scored twice after the break, alongside goals from Joshua Kimmich and Lewandowski, as Barcelona suffered their heaviest defeat in Europe.


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