FC Barcelona have officially ascended to frontrunner status in the 2014 2015 UEFA Champions League. With a thrilling 3-0 victory against Bayern Munich in the home leg of the semifinals, Barca look poised to win their first UCL title since 2011. Considering Real Madrid's much-discussed loss against Juventus the day before, Barcelona could not be in a better position heading into the second week of the semifinals. Root for the team by stopping by Soccer Box and picking up a new home shirt or away jersey for the club. We have a range of discounted football shirts available right now, and at least a few of them are for Barca!

If you are looking only for discounted shirts, check out the Barcelona away jersey 2012 2013, the away goalkeeper jersey 2012 2013, or an array of training tops or pre-match jerseys-also from the 2012 2013 season. These shirts are a few seasons old and have a different aesthetic than what most Barca fans are currently used to. For instance, the 2012 2013 away jersey has a radiant orange and yellow look-much different than this year's pale red design.

Still, even though the designs have changed, the 2012 - 2013 shirts are still attractive and well designed. Best of all, they are currently available at deeply discounted rates of up to 45% off! Grab your discounted football shirts today at Soccer Box!

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Bayern Munich

Ever since a loss against Paris Saint Germain in the group stage, Barca have sailed through the 2014 2015 UCL tournament with virtually no trouble from their rival teams. In the round of 16, they beat Manchester both at home and away to send the English heavyweights packing; in the quarterfinals, they again won both legs, this time to eliminate PSG; and now, in the semifinals, they have taken a decisive lead against Bayern Munich in the aggregate.

For their part, the Bavarians did put up quite the fight at Wednesday's Camp Nou fixture. Bayern actually beat Barcelona in terms of possession time. Unfortunately for Munich fans, the club had no on target attacks during the game-a fact that cost them the game once the duo of Lionel Messi and Neymar finally started scoring goals.

Bayern Munich successfully warded off Barca's fearsome offensive line throughout the first half and most of the second. At the 77-minute mark, though, Messi finally put a ball in the net, giving the home side a 1-0 lead. It was enough to break Bayern's resolve, and Barca scored two more times (another goal for Messi three minutes later and a point for Neymar in the final moments of the match) to win 3-0.

Celebrate the victory by stopping by Soccer Box and picking out a new Barcelona away jersey 2012 2013 from our selection of discounted shirts. After the club's impressive UCL performance on Wednesday afternoon, we expect that Barcelona jersey designs-both old and new-will spike in popularity.

Payback Time

For FC Barcelona, beating Bayern Munich en route to this year's UCL final is more than just a step along the way-it's payback. This is the second time that these two teams have met in the Champions League semifinals in three years: they faced off against one another in the round in 2012 2013, as well. (Please note that a number of authentic, collectible jerseys from that season are currently available as discounted football shirts at Soccer Box.)

Back then, things didn't turn out well for the wearers of the Barcelona away jersey 2012 2013. On the contrary, Bayern Munich won the semifinal round on an aggregate score 7-0, sending FCB packing in disappointing and borderline embarrassing fashion.

The outcome was downright shocking for the soccer world. Barcelona won the Spanish La Liga decisively that year, and Lionel Messi was already a popular pick for "greatest football player in the world." Somehow, though, the Bavarians had found a way to keep Messi from scoring, and had reaped the benefits with a massive semifinal victory. They went on to win that year's UCL tournament.

This year, though, things are different. Messi is flanked by Neymar and Luis Suarez-two footballers who would be the top offensive players on almost any other team-and FCB are clearly hungry for a victory. The question is, what will be more satisfying for the team: winning the Champions League title, or crushing Bayern Munich in retribution for what happened two years ago?

With any luck, Barca will be able to experience both. Get ready for all the action by browsing our selection of discounted football shirts at Soccer Box. And don't forget to follow us on social media, where we will keep you updated on all the latest football news. We can be found online at Twitter, Tumblr and other social networks.