Bayern Munich completely outclassed a disgusting Barcelona to finish snug 3-0 winners of their Champions League conflict on the Camp Nou, utilizing a Robert Lewandowski keep.
The Bavarian giants had full management from begin to complete and dominated the possession to educate Barça an embarrassing lesson on their very own be aware.
Bayern have been not even that good, however they’d good enough in thoughts when Thomas Muller had opened the scoring simply after half an hour. Talented far an excessive amount of on the sting of the penalty space, the German’s shot took a vicious bend to provide Marc-Andre ter Stegen no probability within the aim.
Barcelona bought Luuk de Jong to cooperate with Memphis Depay prematurely, however he simply as nicely couldn’t have performed – the Catalan giants didn’t even take a shot on aim in 90 minutes.
Only Robert Lewandowski who scored in his 18th sport in a row for Bayern?
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The second interval delivered Lewandowski’s ordinary objectives, each displaying Poland’s predator instincts and insatiable want to attain. He first poked house after the extremely spectacular Jamal Musiala had rattled the put up, earlier than repeating the trick with barely ten minutes left – this time after Gnabry hit the woodwork.
It’s a good distance again for Barcelona, and on this show it’s going to be a good distance simply to get out of the group stage – that is their first defeat of their opening match in 24 years.
This is how each side rated the night time …
Ter Stegen made a pair of excellent saves / LLUIS GENE / Getty Images
Marc -Andre ter Stegen (GK) – 7/10 – Made some improbable saves from Sane, one in the primary half and likewise up shut within the second. A star on an extraordinary web page.
Ronald Araujo (CB) – 7/10 – Confident of their lead, Araujo’s gamers relaxed and targeted extra on defending the lead than growing it. The outstanding artist.
Gerard Pique (CB) – 5/10 – Should have shut down Muller earlier than he might hit away on the aim and simply has no type of turnaround lately.Eric Garcia (CB) – 5/10 – Sometimes struggled with the Bavarian motion however did nicely to at the very least restrict the variety of clear possibilities.
Frenkie de Jong has to marvel what is going on on round him / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images
Sergi Roberto (RWB) – 4/10 – Barely concerned and positively not in assault. Subbed as soon as Barça went 2-0 down.
Sergio Busquets (DM) – 5/10 – The legendary Spaniard knocks just a little and it confirmed right here. Unsurpassed and unsurprisingly mounted earlier than the hour.
Frenkie de Jong (CM) – 6/10 – Wanted to push ahead and drive on with the ball, the drawback was that he barely had it. Not the improbable Barcelona workforce he dreamed of becoming a member of.
Pedri (CM) – 5/10 – A quite inefficient show from Pedri which shouldn’t be one thing we’re used to saying. That he performed 7,183,901 matches in a calendar yr has not helped.
Jordi Alba (LWB) – 5/10 – This Barcelona facet wants senior gamers to arise and lead by instance, the Alba drawback was outclassed on a regular basis. Restrained by a giggle, admittedly.
Luuk de Jong seemed like a fish out of water / David Ramos / Getty Images
Luuk de Jong (FW) – 3/10 – He’s simply not a Barcelona caliber participant, is he? Too sluggish, too sluggish and positively not Lionel Messi.
Memphis Depay (FW) – 5/10 – Was brighter than his strike associate however this was removed from Memphis’ finest.
Gavi was fortunate to not be fired / LLUIS GENE / Getty Images
Gavi (CM) – 6/10 – Fresh forward of and presumably Barcelona’s future, Gavi supplied some positivity after altering Busquets. But might – and presumably ought to – have been despatched out.
Yusif Demir (RW) – 5/10 – Tried so as to add some new impulse on the precise wing however Bayern had issues utterly underneath management.
Philippe Coutinho (LW) – 6/10 – At least tried to make one thing occur, curling a couple of tries over the bar.
Oscar Mingueza (CB) – 5/10
Alejandro Balde (LB) – N / A
Upamecano had full management over the entire / David Ramos / Getty Images
Manuel Neuer (GK) – 6/10 – Had completely nothing to do all night. A quite surreal expertise to play on the Camp Nou.
Benjamin Pavard (RB) – 7/10 – Was barely pressed defensively as Alba doesn’t dare to maneuver ahead. Hooked with 25 minutes left.
Dayot Upamecano (CB) – 7/10 – Marked De Jong simply out of the sport and had Sule subsequent to him to cancel the menace from Memphis. Booked late for a slipshod sort out.
Niklas Sule (CB) – 6/10 – Switched to right-back after a strong hour in central protection, the place he bought some extra issues from Coutinho and a driving Memphis.
Alphonso Davies (LB) – 6/10 – Didn’t should be one of the best, however Davies created issues when he dared to maneuver ahead.
Muller’s file in opposition to Barcelona is improbable / David Ramos / Getty Images
Joshua Kimmich (CM) – 7/10 – It’s an actual pleasure to see Kimmich squirt the ball round. Even extra spectacular once you see how simply the German does it.
Leon Goretzka (CM) – 7/10 – Ran the midfield present with ease and mixed tempo, energy and precision.
Thomas Muller (AM) – 7/10 – Scored his seventh aim in opposition to Barcelona within the Champions League competitors, essentially the most that any participant has individually carried out in opposition to the Catalan giants.
Musiala did an excellent efficiency / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images
Jamal Musiala (RW) – 8/10 – Absolutely sensible. The future for Bayern is exceptionally vibrant with a gifted teenager who was not afraid to tackle and beat Barcelona’s protection at will.
Robert Lewandowski (ST) – 8/10 – As ordinary, Lewandowski sniffed at a few objectives and confirmed an actual poaching intuition to attain for an 18th sport in a row. Incredible.
Leroy Sane (LW) – 7/10 – Drove in from the left flank to overload centrally and let Davies unload alongside the wing. Maybe really feel that he must have scored however was vibrant sufficient.
Lucas Hernandez (CB) – 6/10 – Had little or no to do when he arrived. Coasting.
Serge Gnabry (RW) – 6/10 – Hit the put up from a pointy angle late, however noticed Lewandowski dry up.
Marcel Sabitzer (AM) – N / A
Kingsley Coman (LW) – N / A
Josip Stanisic (RB) – N / A