Limp Barcelona cap off dire night with defeat to Bayern Munich

Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich

Barcelona were already knocked out of the Champions League when they took to the pitch against Bayern Munich, due to Inter’s victory over Viktoria Plzen earlier on. There might have been pride or a performance to salvage, but the sensation by the end was of a team entirely adrift.

There were echoes of defeats past as Barcelona kept the ball and played with enthusiasm in the first half. Whenever they entered the final third, Bayern always knew where they could thwart the attack. On the counter, Hector Bellerin could not keep pace with Sadio Mane as he raced onto a Serge Gnabry ball and finished with ease.

A similar scene played out again as Barcelona were taken apart on the break. Gnabry again was the instigator, as he sent Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting clear down the right. He nutmegged Marc-Andre ter Stegen to double their lead from an angle.

Barcelona will feel frustrated after they were eventually awarded the penalty they had been asking for, only for VAR to rule that Matthijs de Ligt’s toe on the ball was sufficient to permit bringing down Robert Lewandowski.

The Blaugrana continued doing what they could and arriving to the final third. A full Camp Nou only wanted something to get behind, a goal was not within Barcelona’s capabilities though. Xavi Hernandez switched to a 4-2-3-1 after the hour mark and at various points they managed the penultimate touch but not the finish.

In the final moments, Benjamin Pavard finished at the back post following a poorly defended corner, sealing a sorry night for the Blaugrana. Barcelona drop into the Europa League for a second straight season. As frustrating as the defeat and the exit will be, the familiarity of it all will sicken many in Catalonia.

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    1. I say it once again, I don’t like you. you always criticise anything related to the blaugranas. well all is well that ends well, next year Will be another barca- Madrid.

      1. And I repeat – I dont give a flying fk about your feeling and emotions.

        Speak with your psychiatrist about your frustrations, Im here to annoy the likes of you, usually speaking truth hurts most – and it gladens me to hear that youre annoyed because Im writing those messages with that purpose.

        “Next year” is what the likes of you said year before as well, sold off financial assets worth 865 million euros, bought hasbeens and fringe players for 150 mil and still ended up in EL. Im literally shaking in my boots.

        Its not barcelona anymore, its barcELona. But dont worry, if it is any consolation to you, Im rooting for you in EL. I believe that you can prove this year that you belong amongst the big boys in Europa League.

  1. Same old problems. Nobody to fix them. School boy mistakes at the back is the Achilles heel to this team

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