New victory of the Bayern Munich before him Barcelona on the Champions League. The Camp Nou He lived a game to forget his own, at the premiere in Barça’s top continental competition this year. But Müller and Lewandowskidoubly brought back those of Koeman. [Narración y estadísticas: FC Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Múnich]
With the memory of 2-8 still in the retina, Bayern Munich landed in Barcelona. That historical result is practically unrepeatable, but this together with the goodbye of Messi They caused doubts to increase in the premiere of the Catalans in the maximum continental competition.
Without Leo Messi, Memphis Depay assumes the gallons in attack. On the other side, the imposing and eternal Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Müller. But, despite the goal, the great protagonists of the clash were in the defenses. Upamecano on the side of the Bavarians and Araújo on the part of the culés, although the first scare was taken by the Catalans after a display of speed and power of Alphonso Davies.
From there, Barcelona dominated the tempo of the game, although without bringing excessive doses of danger to the area of News. The meeting began to unfold as the minutes passed. Suddenly there was a chance to Luke de Jong on one side of the field, frustrated by offside, as it was Goretzka the one who tested Ter Stegen.
It was thus, in this struggle for power, that Bayern took over the reins of the match. And it is already known that the Bavarians need very little to do a lot. During the first 45 minutes, up to five scoring chances were scored by those of Nagelsmann for just two from Barcelona. And of those five only one entered.
After half an hour of the game, Müller was encouraged to arm his leg from outside the area. His impudence paid off. And is that the ball hit the back of Eric García way to the goal culé. A touch enough to mislead Ter Stegen and that the ball ended up within the goal of the German goalkeeper.
Barcelona tried to reverse the situation, but despite the Bavarians’ approaching the area, Bayern Munich players felt increasingly comfortable on the pitch. The 0-1 gave even more confidence to a team that felt superior on the field and with that result it was time to break.
Lewandowski is unforgiving
After passing through the changing rooms and with new attempts by Barça, the best was once again for Bayern. Point-blank shot of Leroy Sané Ter Stegen stopped with his foot. Superb stop of the German. But the second time was the charm. She had to he finished off the Barca goal post, but the rebound fell to a Lewandowski who smelled the blood and did not forgive to make it 0-2.
Koeman began to move the bench to try, at least, to cut distances. Or, perhaps, prevent the bleeding from being greater. But the Dutch coach encountered an unforeseen event. In a rush to get to a long ball, Jordi Alba it broke. The left-handed side immediately asked for the change and it was Bayern, with a champion gesture, who threw the ball out for the Spanish defender to leave the field.
Precisely, the German team sent the ball out of the field of play when it was going to attack on the side of Jordi Alba. Gestures of sportsmanship that are not always common in the beautiful game. The meeting continued with Bayern calm with the score in favor.
Nagelsmann was also making small modifications to his team, while Bayern was less incisive, with one less gear. Something unusual, on the other hand, in the German champion. But that does not mean that the Bavarians were forgotten by Ter Stegen’s goal. And boy did they show it.
Again Lewandowski took advantage of a rebound, after a shot at the post by one of his teammates, to beat Ter Stegen. 0-3 and feelings of undeniable superiority. Jug of cold water for Barcelona in its debut in the Champions League this season and in front of its public. Much to improve if they want to go far in the fight for ‘Orejona’.