Bayern Munich coach Jurgen Klinsmann hailed Barcelona as the best team in the world after seeing his side knocked out of the Champions League by the Spanish giants.
Bayern were thrashed 4-0 in the Camp Nou in the first leg of their quarter-final tie, but regained some pride by securing a 1-1 draw in the Allianz Arena.
Klinsmann said: "We had a small hope, even if we did not say so.
"We had a meeting three hours before kick-off and we said that we can dream if we approach the game well and give it everything.
"There have been crazy stories in football and when we went 1-0 up there was a bit of hope. But after they made it 1-1 it was over.
"We had set our sights as high as possible and we did a lot, but we have been knocked out by a team who are clearly better.
"They are the best club in world football at the moment and we have seen that we have a lot of work to do if we are to go further next year."
"We reacted excellently to the defeat in the first leg and played very well against the clear favourites for the title."