It happened again. The Bayern he repainted the face of the Barcelona although this time the result was not as bulky as in August 2020. The Germans beat a Barça team at half gas by 0-3 that offered a poor image and that makes it clear that this season is going to be very, very tough. The initial goal of Müller and a doublet of Lewandowski they certified the defeat culé.
The Camp Nou dressed again to host a new party of Champions League with the fans culés in the stands. Above the green he had before him was a monster, that Bayern Munich who endorsed him 2-8 in August 2020 in Lisbon. Above the Germans arrived at this stage post Messi and there was this uncertainty as to whether something similar would be repeated or, on the contrary, the Barcelona he surprised and took the triumph.
To try to take that revenge Ronald Koeman he put the best he had. Ter Stegen defended the goal and in defense appeared Sergi Roberto, Araújo, Piqué, Eric and Jordi Alba. In front, Busquets, Pedri and De Jong, Frenkie, because Luke He was also a starter, but at the point of attack with Memphis. In the team of Nagelsmann, few surprises, his eleven was like this: News; Pavard, Süle, Upamecano, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich, Sané, Musiala, Müller; Lewandowski.
The almost 40,000 fans who came to the Camp Nou They were able to see how their team came out to take the initiative, but it lasted less than the joy at a poor man’s house. The first minutes, with yellow cardboard to Kimmich included, they were developed in the center of the field. The balls did not reach him Lewandowski nor Luuk de Jong and it was difficult to see who came out the winner of the duel Ter Stegen-Neuer. The one with Bayern, victorious because he had practically no work, not a single shot on goal received in the entire game.
For mourning also that of Pedri y Musiala. Two of the most promising footballers of the moment who did not hide at any time and offered a good level during the game. The canary was associated well with the rest of the trivote, but the team did not give for more. That the Catalans get used to this, to a transition course … and that it only be one. Araújo and Piqué offered a good level, but is that the Bayern it was going to be a lot Bayern, even if it was at half gas.
Bayern take control
And it is that with the passing of the minutes the Bayern was taking control of the game, so much so that they beat him in possession of the ball by Barcelona. The men of Ronald Koeman, what did you see how Ter Stegen put out a saving hand before a volley of Leroy Sané. After half an hour the German goalkeeper could not prevent a shot from Müller from the front of the area he sneaks into his goal. Eric García He deflected that ball and caught the former Mönchengladbach off foot. More fuel for the critics’ fire with the youth squad.
The azulgranas tried to go against it and always appeared Memphis offering himself, but he was very lonely. The Dutchman could not find his compatriot Luke de Jong and ran out of options against a defense led by Upamecano that ended up cutting everything. With the 0-1 they reached the interval and with a feeling that they were incapable of facing a team of Nagelsmann who played 70 or 80%
On the way back from the changing rooms they continued in that line of trying to get the ball, but again the Bayern prevented it. The Bavarian team showed a tougher face, which could have made it 0-2 through Sané but there it was Ter Stegen to make another saving stop and keep your team alive. He couldn’t do the same in 55 ‘when a shot from She had to he crashed into the post and in the rebound he went ahead Lewandowski to Araújo to make the second of the muniqueses.
The game got even more uphill for a Barcelona who dreamed of making you forget that sultry 2-8. And Ronald Koeman couldn’t think of anything else to put Gavi and iron by Busquets and Sergi Roberto, the latter taking a deafening whistle from the Camp Nou. The public began to heed that request of Laporta to cheer on the team, although they blew again, this time to Luke de Jong, when Coutinho entered his place. He also retired from the field Eric García to leave his post to Mingueza.
As if that were not enough the 0-2, Jordi Alba had to leave the field touched and Alejandro Baldé entered his place. The Barcelona footballers saw how it was impossible to approach to do a minimum damage to the Bayern. And there was another one for Nagelsmann’s men in the 85th minute. Robert Lewandowski returned to pick up another rebound after a shot to the stick of Gnabry. The Pole, before defining, put down Pique and beat a Ter Stegen that there was little I could do now.
A part of the fans began to leave the Camp Nou with their heads down after the 0-3. Pure impotence and a clear sign that the season has only just begun and that it would not be necessary to ask Sandro Rey or Rappel if the Barça you will suffer throughout the course. The answer is clear: yes. Because it is reality. Because this club right now is going through an economic, social and apparently sporting ruin.