A much diminished Barça this season challenged Bayern Munich for a remake of the famous 8-2, this Tuesday.
Everyone still has in mind this famous 8-2 inflicted by Bayern on Barça under the Quique Setien era and the remake of this meeting at the opening of the new season of the Champions League promised a lot.
But things have changed and water has flowed under the bridges. Barça is no longer the famous star squad of the past. Leo Messi went to PSG this summer, Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez play at Alético Madrid.
Memphis Depay has arrived and the Catalan club’s fans have high hopes for the Batavian player. But even the former Lyonnais could not do anything against the Bavarian compressor wheel.
Ter Stegen and Gerard Pique saved Barca several times in the first half, but the Blaugrana club ended up conceding the opener shortly after the half hour mark.
Lonely in the axis, Thomas Müller, powered by Leroy Sané, tried with his right foot. His shot on target was deflected into the Spanish area by Eric Garcia. Marc-André Ter-Stegen could not do anything, opening the German scoring.
The Bavarians, little worried, were a cut above and would also benefit with a second goal in the second half.
Shortly before the hour mark, Jamal Musiala shot with his right foot and found Marc-André Ter-Stegen’s left upright. The ball went back to Robert Lewandowski, who recovered victoriously with his left foot.
Barça could not find a solution against the good grid of the Germans. And would concede a third goal on a double from Lewandowski 5 minutes from time. Barça never existed and lost at home against a formidable Bayern.