Gerard Pique admits the prospect of a Champions League showdown with Real Madrid is "very exciting" after Barcelona booked their place in the final.
The Catalan club reached next month's showpiece in Berlin - their first appearance in the last two since 2011, but their fourth in 10 years - by surviving a second-leg fightback from Bayern Munich to claim a 5-3 aggregate victory in the semi-finals.
Pep Guardiola's Germans won 3-2 last night thanks to goals from Medhi Benatia, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller, with Neymar's first-half brace ensuring Barca's three unanswered goals from the Nou Camp were not cancelled out at the Allianz Arena.
The Primera Division leaders, who are also preparing to contest the Copa del Rey final, will now face either their domestic rivals Real or Juventus of Italy - facing off in the Spanish capital tonight - in the June 6 final.
And defender Pique would relish the opportunity to tackle Los Galacticos in what would be the first ever 'El Clasico' meeting at this stage of the European Cup.
"A final against Madrid would be very exciting and historic," he told Barcelona's official website.
"We have defined an era and I'm very happy to be part of this team. We will remember this for a long time, now it's time for me to enjoy it.
"It makes for good reading that we've reached our fourth Champions League final in 10 years. Over those years we've secured some great results, developed some of our own philosophies, and I'm very happy to have been a part of it."
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona player ratings
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona player ratings
1/22 Neuer 5
Far from his impregnable best, the big German was left stranded for Barca’s first goal and beaten at his near post for the second.
2/22 Rafinha 5
Was ineffective at both ends of the pitch tonight. The full-back was typically tidy in possession but couldn’t get anywhere near the dangerous Neymar.
3/22 Boateng 5
Finished the first leg on his back side and didn’t cover himself in glory tonight either. An absolute shadow of his stunning World Cup winning form.
4/22 Benatia 5
His header gave Bayern hope early on but equally killed off their chances with some shocking defending. Failed to assert any control on the Barca front three.
5/22 Bernat 7
Tried to get forward at every opportunity but his attacking exploits left Bayern light at the back when Barca broke away. One of Bayern’s better performers.
6/22 Lahm 6
A night to forget for the Germany captain. Largely ineffective in his new central midfield role, Lahm only came into the game when he retreated to wide positions.
7/22 Thiago 7
Looked very busy against his old club and was probably the pick of Bayern’s midfield ranks. Tenacious pressing interrupted the probing of Busquets and Iniesta.
8/22 Alonso 6
As always impeccable in possession but failed to create many chances from his deep midfield role. The Spaniard gave next to no support to his defence who were repeatedly overrun
9/22 Schweinsteiger 6
The World Cup winner was tireless in his work ethic but couldn’t stamp his authority on the game. The midfielder was a merely a gateway to Barca’s counter attacking moves.
10/22 Muller 7
The prolific forward was always a threat and his industrious pressing didn’t go unnoticed. Linked up well with Lewandowski on countless occasions.
11/22 Lewandowski 7
The Polish striker looked a class apart once again and restore some pride to the Bayern ranks going forward. Excellent footwork and finish for the second goal.
12/22 Ter Stegen 9
The Barca keeper pulled off countless world class saves to deny the Bayern revival. Outshone his fellow countryman Neuer with ease.
13/22 Dani Alves 7
Gave Barca added width when Messi came inside and was always faultless in possession. Sensational chipped pass to Suarez for the first goal.
14/22 Pique 6
Typically assured at the back even if he struggled to deal with the impressive Lewandowski at times. Kept order at the back Bayern pressed heavily.
15/22 Mascherano 6
Once again showed his quality as a centre back even if he lost out on the physical battles with Lewandowski and Muller. Efficient sweeper.
16/22 Alba 6
Not the best night for the lightning fast left back. Got forward well as always but couldn’t deal with the movement and physical presence of Muller.
17/22 Rakitic 6
Showed his ability on the ball finding Messi and Suarez on countless occasions in the first half. His influence dipped after the break though.
18/22 Busquets 7
Classic performance from the Spaniard. Strong, clever and precise, Busquets took the sting out of the game well in the second half. Won his decisive battle with Thiago in the midfield.
19/22 Iniesta 7
Controlled Barca’s tempo in the first half unleashing Neymar and co to a devastating effect. Still has an incredible impact at this level.
20/22 Messi 7
Although he played something of an understudy role this time around, Magical Messi was still a class act behind Suarez and Neymar.
21/22 Suarez 8
Despite his early departure, Suarez played his part in ultimately killing the tie off before the break. Put both goals on a plate for Neymar.
22/22 Neymar 8
The Brazilian clinical brace ensured that he took the starring role tonight. He has now scored 8 goals in his last seven games. Deadly.
At his post-match press conference, head coach Luis Enrique was less focused on tackling a particular opponent.
"Which team do I want to face in the final? Whichever one deserves it," he said.
"We're very content, but now we need to win the final. This is a good moment for us but we still have to seal the deal."
His one-time team-mate, Pep Guardiola, who guided Barca to two of their recent Champions League trophy wins, admitted all hope his Bayern team had of progressing to the final was lost once a Lionel Messi-inspired side plundered their emphatic 3-0 victory in last week's first leg.
"We played a good game and we can walk out of the stadium with our heads held high," he told reporters.
"We are sad, of course, after all we wanted to reach the final in Berlin.
"But we lost this semi-final back in Barcelona."
Bayern captain Philipp Lahm added: "We all believed in the miracle. Unfortunately it did not work because we conceded an early equaliser.
"We gave everything we could.
"We did not lose the tie today, that much is obvious, but we lost it instead in the first leg."
Real host Juventus at the Bernabeu tonight needing to overturn a one-goal deficit following last week's 2-1 defeat in Turin.