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Bayern Munich have perfectly launched their 2021/2022 European campaign by beating FC Barcelona 3-0 in their Camp Nou stadium. For Barça, everything is to rebuild after the departure of Messi.
For FC Barcelona, life after begins. After 21 years in which the Catalan club has known everything and won with the living legend Leo Messi, gone to PSG, Barcelona rediscovered the Champions League without the “Pulga”. A learning the hard way against a Bayern Munich that left FC Barcelona no chance.
Barcelona, however, had a good start to the match. Against Bayern Munich, Jordi Alba is very stirring on his left side and makes see of all colors to the Frenchman Benjamin Pavard. Up front, Depay and Luuk De Jong pose problems for the Bavarian defense.
Müller hits the first
Yet the first big opportunity is German. On the reception of a good cross from Pavard, Leroy Sané, controls on the left of the area and follows. Marc-André ter Stegen diverts (17th).
Barca responds with a free kick from Memphis Depay. In the Bavarian area, Ronald Araujo does not frame his header which flies away on the left (28e).
Then the German machine starts. Left free in the axis, Thomas Müller fires with his right foot. His shot is deflected and ter Stegen is beaten (34th, 0-1).
Bayern Munich unfolds
At the start of the second half, Bayern Munich set up their pressing directly in the Catalans ‘ half. Weaned of the ball, the Barcelona leave the field free to the Bavarians who take advantage. Ter Stegen saves a shot from Leroy Sané (49’), but the second German goal seems only a matter of minutes.
It finally comes from Robert Lewandosky. En renard des surfaces, le Polonais repris une frappe de Jaime Musala qui avait été repoussée par le poteau (56e, 2-0).
While Bayern Munich seemed to manage their lead, the Polish goalscorer scored a second late in the game. Again, he collects the ball after a failed strike on the post. After a dribble, he sends the ball to the back of the net (85e, 3-0).
The Barcelona public would have dreamed of a better scenario for its return to the Champions League while Bayern Munich starts the competition in the best way by continuing its impressive series: it is unbeaten in its last 19 trips in C1 (15 wins, 4 draws). Record.