Less flashy than thirteen months ago, Bayern still slapped Barça at Camp Nou on Tuesday night (0-3), thanks to his magical duo Lewandowski-Müller, involved in all German goals. Powerless, the Barcelonans did not show much. This season promises to be very long.
FC Barcelone 0-3 FC Bayern Munich
Buts : Müller (34e) & Lewandowski (56e, 85e)
Thirteen months after the rouste of the century received in Lisbon, Barça again suffered the law of Bayern at Camp Nou on Tuesday (0-3). Without being in steamroller mode, the Germans recited their score wonderfully and extinguished any hope of a good result for the Catalans. If Memphis Dempay plays the role of hero in the league, he could not do anything to prevent the fall of his family, who are already in trouble in this group E.
In a half-filled Camp Nou, the atmosphere is tense as soon as the little music sounds, whistled by the Catalan supporters. Despite this, the Barcelona attack the game better, insisting on the Bavarian right side, where Benjamin Pavard is far from delivering his most successful match. Overdue in the first quarter of an hour, the 2020 European champions accelerate and begin to multiply the combinations between Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller. If Leroy Sané lights the first banderilla saved from the face by Ter Stegen, the inevitable Müller is responsible for reminding the Spaniards of bad memories of the summer of 2020. After a good recovery in the 30 meters, the German international does not arise no question and sees his shot diverted by Eric Garcia’s ass (0-1, 34e). The poison Thomas confirms that he remains Barca’s worst nightmare, planting for the seventh time in six games against his favorite opponent, a beautiful birthday present for the one who has just celebrated his 32 spring. Without forcing, the Bavarians easily control Spain’s meager opportunities.
Barcelona grandpas make no reference
On returning from the locker room, Bayern resumes its good habits, going to press the top of the Barcelonans locked in their 30 meters. While the Catalans do not want to take risks offensively to avoid being countered, the tactic falls into the water even before the hour mark. If Ter Stegen is intractable in front of Sané, the Barça goalkeeper can not do anything about Lewandowski’s fox goal, on the lookout for a Musiala strike knocked off the post (0-2, 56e). We have to wait for a tactical change, the exit of the papies Busquets and Jordi Alba and the entries of Coutinho and the next generation to finally see Barcelona offer football. But despite these efforts, Barça was punished a third time at the very end of the match. Coming in the second half, Coman and Gnabry combine perfectly. The German sees his attempt rejected by the post, before Lewandowski takes charge of shooting the hapless Ter Stegen for the second time of the evening (0-3, 85e). The hammer blow of a nightmarish evening for Memphis Depay and his friends, who will already have no room for error at the Luz stadium against Benfica in two weeks.
FC Barcelona (3-5-2): Ter Stegen – Araujo, Piqué, Garcia (Mingueza, 66e) – Alba (Baldé, 73e), F. De Jong, Busquets (Gavi, 59e), Sergi Roberto (Iron, 59e), Pedri – Depay, L. De Jong (Coutinho, 66e). Coach: Ronald Koeman.
FC Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1) : New – Pavard (Hernandez, 65e), Upamecano, Süle (Stanisic, 82e), Davies – Kimmich, Goretzka – Musiala (Gnabry, 65e), Müller (Sabitzer, 82e), Sané (Coman, 82e) – Lewandowski. Coach: Julian Nagelsmann.
By Analie Simon