This is how far Barcelona has fallen: Many thought it was very attainable the Blaugrana could be crushed by Bayern Munich within the first Champions League group stage match. And it occurred. Barcelona was totally outmatched in a 3-0 loss, bowing down to 2 objectives by Robert Lewandowski and one other from Thomas Muller.
Muller has scored extra UEFA Champions League objectives towards Barcelona than every other participant in historical past and he obtained his German side forward on a thirty fourth minute shot that was deflected on its approach to purpose. Lewandowski added to Barcelona’s distress within the second half with two objectives off rebounds from pictures by teammates that struck the woodwork.
Barcelona was not often threatening, coming closest on a set-piece header by defender Ronald Araujo. In the second half Barcelona supervisor Ronald Koeman launched a parade of teenybopper gamers with the outcome clearly out of attain for his membership.
“It’s a tough result playing at home,” Barcelona’s Gerard Pique advised CBS postgame. “It’s true Bayern Munich is a very experienced club with great players playing together for a long time. They scored off a rebound — a little bit of bad luck from our side — and then the second goal was very painful for us. At the end of the day, we played with four or five kids who are 18 years old and I think they competed amazing. We have to invest in them. They are the future of the club.”
Once mighty Barcelona has a combat on its palms to even advance from Group E, which additionally options Dynamo Kiev and Benfica. Koeman has warned followers that the membership is in for a troublesome season after failing to re-sign Lionel Messi and shedding different gamers to transfers. The membership was additionally with out three star attackers attributable to harm.
“It’s true it’s not the best time since I’ve been here,” Pique continued. “But I think we will grow up, we will be better and I’m surre at the end of the year we will compete for the titles. There are a few players that I think can give us a lot that are injured right now. Ansu [Fati], Ousmane [Dembele] and [Sergio] Kun Aguero and we have to keep winning until they come back because I think they can help us a lot.”
FC Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich closing rating
BAY — Thomas Muller — thirty fourth min.
BAY — Robert Lewandowski — 56th min.
BAY — Robert Lewandowski — eighty fifth min.
(All instances Eastern)
Final: Barcelona 0, Bayern Munich 3
eighty fifth min.: Another purpose for Lewandowski! Another case of a teammate hitting the submit and Lewandowski selecting it up, dribbling previous Pique on the bottom and depositing at the back of the web. His seventy fifth Champions League purpose.
83rd min.: SUBS – Triple change for Bayern with Josip Stanisic, Kingsley Coman and Marcel Sabitzer approaching.
82nd min.: Balde has livened the group along with his runs down the left wing. Meanwhile, his teammate Gavi will get a yellow card.
77th min.: Coutinho’s shot towards purpose is deflected. Barcelona nonetheless cannot muster a lot in assault although at the very least Coutinho is making an attempt. Bayern has taken its foot off the pedal. The outcome shouldn’t be unsure.
73rd min.: SUBS – Another teen on for Barcelona. Alejandro Balde is available in for Jordi Alba, who signaled to get replaced. Alba simply created a meme for Barcelona Twitter:
seventieth min.: SUBS – The parade of replacements continues. Serge Gnabry on for Jamal Musiala for Bayern.
66th min.: SUBS – Both groups introduce contemporary legs. Lucas Hernandez on for proper again Benjamin Pavard … Barcelona middle again Eric Garcia is off and Oscar Mingueza replaces him. Philippe Coutinho can be within the sport for Barcelona for Luuk de Jong, who had a forgettable debut.
59th min.: SUBS – Barcelona are bringing on the children. Gavi (17) comes on for Sergi Busquets and Yusuf Demir (18) comes on for Sergi Roberto on the best wing. Pique now carrying the captain’s armband from Busquets.
56th min.: Goal!! And there’s the second. Bayern simply blasting pictures within the field. Musiala fires off the best submit after which Robert Lewandowski places dwelling the rebound. It’s means too simple. Bayern are barely celebrating that purpose. Not what you’d count on to occur on the Camp Nou.
52nd min.: After a neat mixture within the penalty space, Leroy Sane will get a shot off within the field that is stopped by Ter Stegen with a kick save. The Bayern attackers can weave their means by means of with relative ease.
forty sixth min.: The second half is underway. Will Bayern pour it on towards Barcelona?
Halftime: Barcelona 0, Bayern Munich 1
Halftime: Did Bayern Munich break a sweat in that half? It was such a snug half for the German side, which wasn’t ever too troubled by what Barcelona needed to provide. It felt like Bayern’s purpose was coming: The crew’s attackers have been merely extra enterprising and harmful than their predictable Barcelona counterparts. It’s taken this Barcelona taking part in in Europe for followers to witness simply how far Barcelona has fallen after a summer time that noticed the membership lose a few of its greatest gamers. This Barcelona may need a troublesome time getting out of the group. It’s unhappy to see.
🤤 Successful dribbles within the first half of Barcelona 0-1 Bayern Munich
🇩🇪 Jamal Musiala – 4⃣
🇪🇸 𝘽𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙖 – 4⃣
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 14, 2021
fortieth min.: What a play by Alphonso Davies. Memphis Depay simply tried to get by him and Davies schooled him: He stripped Depay of the ball and glided proper by him.
thirty eighth min.: Barcelona’s first actual try is weak. A cross by Jordi Alba from the left and it is over the top of Frenkie de Jong, who made a run into the field.
thirty fourth min.: Goal Bayern! Thomas Muller has area to fireside a shot from 20 yards out and it takes a deflection off the again of Eric Garcia and will get previous Ter Stegen. Bayern is up and desires extra.
thirty first min.: Bayern into the Barcelona field once more! The German attackers are extra fluid with their motion and able to interchange and mix. That’s inflicting points for Barcelona, however it’s an offside that foils Bayern right here.
twenty seventh min.: Fantastic sliding block by Pique within the field to foil Bayern. Then a minute later Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo had a large open set-piece header within the Bayern field that he sends excessive. Both sides coming shut.
twenty first min.: Many have been anticipating Barcelona to get crushed on this one and it’s not like that in any respect. Barcelona may be very a lot on this sport.
nineteenth min.: Chance for Bayern! Sergi Roberto with a giveaway in his personal half and it’s Leroy Sane with a shot that Ter Stegen has to punch away.
fifteenth min.: Sergi Roberto meets a cross from the left side with a shot over the bar. Barcelona are getting by means of and behind the Bayern again line. Looks just like the Blaugrana are concentrating on that left attacking flank (away from Alphonso Davies).
tenth min.: Wow. Ball into Lewandowski within the field and Ronald Araujo pushes him within the field and Lewandowski hits the bottom after making an attempt to remain on his toes. Looked like a penalty, however the English officers weren’t .
ninth min.: Lewandowski wins a free kick for Bayern about 25 yards out, however the German side can’t take benefit. This sport can’t get out of drugs.
fifth min.: Referee Michael Oliver exhibits Joshua Kimmich an early yellow card for flattening Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong. Nothing comes of the following free kick.
4th min.: Slow tempo to begin this one. Barcelona knocking it round in its personal half beneath the Bayern strain.
1st min.: We’re off. Bayern instantly excessive urgent.
2:58 p.m. ET: The Barcelona trustworthy don’t benefit from the Champions League theme track like a few of us do:
Big whistles for UEFA anthem at Camp Nou pre-game.
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) September 14, 2021
FC Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich: Starting lineups
FC Barcelona beginning lineup (3-5-2, left to proper): 1-Ter Stegen-GK — 24-Eric Garcia, 3-Pique, 4-Ronald Araujo — 18-Jordi Alba, 16-Pedri, 5-Sergi Busquets, 21-Frenkie de Jong, 20-Sergi Roberto — 17-Luuk de Jong, 9-Memphis Depay
Bayern Munich beginning lineup (4-2-3-1, left to proper): 1-Manuel Neuer-GK — 19-Alphonso Davies, 4-Niklas Sule, 2-Dayot Upamecano, 5-Pavard — 6-Joshua Kimmich, 8-Goretzka — 42-Jamal Musiala, 25-Thomas Muller, 10-Leroy Sane — 9-Robert Lewandowski
How to look at Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich
- Date: Tues, Sept. 14
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: UniMas, TUDN
- Streaming (USA): fuboTV , Paramount+
- Streaming (Canada): DAZN
Barcelona vs. Bayern will probably be televised by Univision’s UniMas and TUDN networks. Both channels are carried by fuboTV (free 7-day trial for brand spanking new subscribers). Paramount+ could have an English-language stream of the match.
DAZN has the UEFA Champions League rights in Canada and can stream the match for subscribers.