(Bayern Munich-Barcelona 3-0) For the first time in 21 years, Barcelona have already exited the Champions League group stage.
– This should be a turning point, says Barcelona coach Xavi after the match.
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez played today with the team that had to see Milan and Leeds ahead after the group game in the fall of 2000. Now, Bayern Munich and Benfica can look forward to Monday’s draw.
The Catalan team will play in the European League. Barcelona must be among the top four in La Liga to play in the Champions League next season. Now they are in seventh place in the series. They could qualify by winning the Europa League, but at the moment there are few signs that they will.
Against Bayern Munich tonight, Barcelona at least didn’t have much to offer in a game they had to win.
– It’s a humiliating result and they have chances to make it worse. At the moment, we are not among the best teams in Europe, goalkeeper Ronald Urago tells Movistar.
And when Benfica took a 2-0 lead at Dynamo Kiev, while the Catalans themselves were by the same numbers behind in the break, they had to hope for a football miracle that never happened.
– You do not have the right to play in the Champions League. They’ve humiliated teams before, seeing them struggle which is hard to watch now. Former England striker Peter Crouch told BT Sports that seeing them in the Europa League is unimaginable.
won in age
After 34 minutes, Thomas Müller sent the corner kick to Marc-André ter Stegen, who headed the ball home. Muller scored his 50th Champions League goal after a superb pass from Robert Lewandowski, who played with Gerard Pique. Lewandowski had scored in all five Champions League matches, but tonight he had to settle for scoring as the top scorer.
Thomas Muller also scored in the first match against Barcelona (3-0 win), and is now the eighth player with 50 or more goals in the Champions League. He also has a good stat against Barcelona: eight goals in seven matches…
Two minutes before halftime, Leroy Sane got time and space before sending a dash from just over 20 meters with his left foot. The Barcelona goalkeeper did not impress anyone with his attempt to stop the ball, and with that the score was 2-0. He shares the blame with his defense who did not put pressure on Sane.
18-year-old Jamal Musiala surged to 3-0 after just over an hour of play after Alfonso Davies overtook the edge and slid past Barcelona’s stagnant defence.
Barcelona made almost nothing in the 90 minutes and went into their third (!) loss 3-0 in the group stage. With a 2-9 goal difference.
Bayern Munich has won all six group matches once before. Now they did it again. There is no telling about the goal difference: 22-3.
The contrast is great for Barcelona, who have won the ruble and decided under Pep Guardiola since 2009.
In 2018, they lost their 4-1 lead to Roma in the playoffs, and the following year they lost their 3-0 lead to Liverpool, before being humiliated by Bayern Munich last summer by 8-2.
In 2022, they won’t even play the Champions League qualifiers.
The ancient kings of Europe abdicated in earnest.
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