Bayern journey past Barcelona 3-0 on Lewandowski support, Muller strike. Two objectives from Robert Lewandowski and one from Thomas Muller moved Bayern Munich to a 3-0 success at Barcelona in their initial Champions League game on Tuesday in one more ruthless showing of the inlet in class between the different sides.
Muller gave Bayern the lead in the 34th moment with a strike from outside the space which avoided off Barca safeguard Eric Garcia to puzzle goalkeeper Marc-Andre terStegen.
Lewandowski struck the German bosses’ second in the 54th, taking advantage of the net from short proximity on the bounce back after Jamal Musiala had hit the post as Bayern made an uncontrolled start following the stretch, stitching their hosts into their own half.
The Polish striker wound the blade further into Barcelona by scoring again in the 85th, gathering the ball nearby after one more shot had returned off the post and torturing the guard before smoothly beating Ter Stegen in the Group E conflict.
The scoreline was not exactly as cursing for Barca as the 8-2 drubbing Bayern gave them in the quarterfinals two seasons prior however the exhibition was similarly pretty much as miserable as they were routinely confiscated and battled to adapt to the guests’ power.
Barca made a promising start in their first Champions League game before allies at the Camp Nou since December 2019, despite the fact that while the group was restricted to 40,000 due to coronavirus limitations there were less fans in participation inferable from an absence of craving for the post-Lionel Messi time.
Yet, Bayern before long showed their prevalence and it took a solid hand from Ter Stegen to prevent Leroy Sane giving the Germans the lead, while Gerard Pique needed to slide across the ground to impede an objective bound strike from Musiala.
Barcelona’s just genuine attempt on objective in the principal half came from a free kick, protector Ronald Araujo meeting Memphis Depay’s get and heading right over the bar.
Bayern finally started to lead the pack their play justified through Muller, who scored twice in the 8-2 pounding of Barca in Lisbon and has now gotten multiple times against the Catalans in Europe’s top rivalry.
Loud boos could be heard at halftime however things got more frantic for the hosts after the break and before the finish of the game Barca fans were snidely commending the group at whatever point they figured out how to recuperate the ball, surrendered to their destiny.
“We came to dominate this match and we realized that we needed to recognize Barcelona,” Lewandowski said. “At the point when you play at the Camp Nou against them they are consistently risky. Yet, we had this game taken care of and we showed we were hanging around for the three focuses.”
Lewandowski broadened his scoring streak in all club contests to 18 matches. For Muller, it was his 49th objective in Champions League contest with seven of those against Barcelona. No other player has scored a larger number of objectives in the opposition against Barcelona than him.
“It’s loads of fun playing here, the boys appreciated it,” Muller said. “At the point when you win 3-0 here, it’s a truly significant sign. We’re truly satisfied. We gave very little away at the back and going ahead, we might have scored a couple more.”
Barcelona mentor Ronald Koeman said the inlet in ability on the field was clear and called attention to that his side was playing without harmed stars like Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembele, and Ansu Fati.
“I can’t say anything negative about the group’s demeanor, however there’s a quality distinction. One group that have played together for quite a while [against] us, with a great deal of youthful players who in two, three years will be better. It’s truly hard to acknowledge, however we desire to further develop things and to get individuals back from wounds.
There are players matured 19, 20. On the off chance that you contrast that and what Bayern have, it’s an enormous distinction. The distinction will get more modest on schedule.”
With Camp Nou at 40% limit, the fans took out their disappointment on Sergi Roberto, who had a not exactly paramount exhibition working out of position at right full-back and subbed off in the 60th moment.
“Bayern are truly strong and we are what we are. What will be will be. Toward the end, we had a ton of children on. However, we’re Barca and I would prefer not to rationalize. We will see toward the finish of the season,” Barca skipper Pique said after the match.
“It harms me a ton personally on the grounds that I know him as a person, he’s an extraordinary individual and loves this club more than anything. I might want to remind individuals he’s not a full-back, either, and he’s making an immense penance by playing there. It harms a great deal,” Pique said of his partner.
Koeman likewise went to the guard of Roberto, saying: “I never like fans whistling a player. Every one of the players have attempted to give everything.
“The main thing is Sergi was playing in a position, if all players accessible, he would not play that position. To play further forward on the wing, must be acceptable one on one, speedy … he’s one more sort of player.”