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Barcelona stroll into Champions semifinals

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  • Seydou Keita wrecks Bayern Munich comeback bid as Barcelona progress
  • Barcelona led Champions League tie 4-0 from first leg and won 5-1 on agg
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(CNN) -- Seydou Keita wrecked any chance of a Bayern Munich comeback in their Champions League quarterfinal return with a second half equaliser as Barcelona drew 1-1 for an emphatic 5-1 aggregate win.

Bayern scorer Franck Ribery embraces Barcelona's Lionel Messi after Bayern's European exit.

Bayern scorer Franck Ribery embraces Barcelona's Lionel Messi after Bayern's European exit.

Primera Liga leaders Barcelona arrived in Germany with a comfortable first leg cushion and will now host Chelsea in their semifinal first leg at the Nou Camp on April 28.

No side in the tournament's history had overturned a four goal deficit and Bayern were always up against it.

"We were much better in the personal duels, things were a bit more normal, and we played the way you need to against such a good team," said Germany defender Philipp Lahm. "But unfortunately we have still lost the tie."

And Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer -- who was scathing after the first-leg debacle -- said the Germans had gone some way to redemption.

"I think the team has rehabilitated itself, although Barcelona's equalising goal was needlessly conceded", said Beckenbauer.

After going close in the first-half, Franck Ribery finally unpicked the Barcelona defense on 47 minutes before Keita equalised for the Spanish with less than 20 minutes left.

No Spanish side has ever won the treble of league, Kings Cup and Champions League, but Barcelona are on course to take all three titles as coach Josep Guardiola hopes to lead the Spaniards to a third European title after 1992 and 2006.

France striker Thierry Henry succumbed to a high temperature for Barca, while Bayern's Germany strikers Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose were ruled out with calf and ankle injuries respectively.

That left Italian World Cup winner Luca Toni as the lone forward with Ribery playing just behind him.

Bayern coach Jurgen Klinsmann was booed by his own fans before kick-off, but this result on the back of the weekend's 4-0 win over Frankfurt in the German league will have taken some of the pressure off the ex-Germany coach.

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