Barcelona the world's best team, says Rummenigge

The Bayern Munich CEO conceded the better side had advanced from their Champions League semi-final

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes Barcelona are the best team in the world after watching his side tumble out of Europe on Tuesday night.

The Bavarians beat Luis Enrique’s men 3-2 at the Allianz Arena but ultimately paid the price for their 3-0 defeat at Camp Nou last week.

The West Germany legend remains proud of his side’s achievements but acknowledged that Barca were the better team over two legs.

“I think we did very well as a team,” he is quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

“The players put up a magnificent fight and scored three goals, but unfortunately conceded two as well.

“Taking the 180 minutes as a whole Barcelona deserve to go through, but we bow out with our heads held high.

“We’ve not been able to make the final in Berlin against what’s probably the best team in the world right now.

“But we made the semi-finals, and for the fourth time in a row too, so everything’s okay.”