Koeman had made base places in Camp Nou for Memphis Depay, Frenkie de Jong and Luuk de Jong, but the trio could not hurt Bayern. Depay launched Luuk de Jong towards goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen in the first half, but the former PSV player lacked speed to get to the ball and was simply defended.
After more than half an hour of play, Bayern took via good-old Thomas Müller in charge. The midfielder took a shot from outside the penalty area and saw his shot through Eric Garcia’s back land behind the hopeless Ter Stegen.
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Bayern played with the young Jamal Musiala and after the talent had already been dangerous in the first half, he was at the base of the 0-2 after the break. A big shot from the German hit the post and who else but Robert Lewandowski was there like the chickens to tap in the rebound.
It turned out to be the decision in the duel between the two superpowers, because Koeman’s formation was no longer able to really fight back into the game. Luuk de Jong was replaced halfway through the second half by Philippe Coutinho. In the final phase, Lewandowski sprinkled some more salt in the Catalan wound. After he had already shot hard into the side net, he showed no compassion after the young Gavi lost the ball and slammed the third German goal against the net.
The other match in the Barcelona group, between Dinamo Kiev and Benfica, ended in 0-0.
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