A year after the terrible 8-2 inflicted on the Catalans in the quarter-final of C1, Bayern Munich reaffirmed its superiority over FC Barcelona, lacking 3-0 benchmarks on Tuesday at Camp Nou on the first day of the Champions League .
Lined by Lewandowski
For their first in more than fifteen years in the Champions League without Lionel Messi, the Catalans suffered from his absence and a gap separates them from the German giant, who imposed himself based on his unbeatable admirals Thomas Müller (34th) and Robert Lewandowski (56th, 85th).
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“It will be a memory to take into account”, confessed Ronald Koeman Monday about the specter of 8-2 which still haunts Catalan memories. And the Dutch technician, at the bedside of a team in full transition, was able to measure what still separates his young formation from the Bavarians, largely dominating from the kickoff.
“We will end up competing”
“That’s how it is, we are what we are. Right now, it’s true that it’s complicated. But I am convinced that with our very young players, who will accumulate experience, we will end up competing. At the end of the season, you will see. But today, there is a clear difference, it’s clear, ”agreed Gerard Pique at the final whistle.
“We played a full game, from start to finish, we kept up the pressure, we attacked by advancing, all together, reacted on his side Benjamin Pavard. We offered great football, we had fun and I think people watch their TV too. We are in the continuity, with Hansi Flick we also played a very good football, but this year I find that we are more disciplined, with the loss of ball we are more in contact with the adversary ”.