Barcelona vs Bayern Munich result: Robert Lewandowski scores twice, German team crushes Blaugrana
Here’s how far Barcelona fell: Many thought it was very possible that the Blaugrana were crushed by Bayern Munich. And it happened. Barcelona were largely outmatched in a 3-0 loss, losing to two goals from Robert Lewandowski and another from Thomas Muller.
Muller has scored more UEFA Champions League goals against Barcelona than any player in history and he put his German side ahead with a 34th-minute shot that was deflected on the way to goal. Lewandowski added to Barcelona’s misery in the second half with two goals on the rebound from his teammates’ shots that hit the woodwork.
Barcelona were rarely threatening, coming closest to a header on a free kick from defender Ronald Araujo. In the second half, Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman presented a parade of teenage players with a result clearly beyond his club’s reach.
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Once powerful, Barcelona are struggling to fight to even move from Group E, which also includes Dynamo Kiev and Benfica. Koeman has warned fans the club are going to have a tough season after failing to re-sign Lionel Messi and losing other players to transfers. The club were also deprived of three-star strikers due to injury.
FC Barcelona final score against Bayern Munich
BAIE – Thomas Muller – 34th min.
BAIE – Robert Lewandowski – 56th min.
BAIE – Robert Lewandowski – 85th min.
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Final: Barcelona 0, Bayern Munich 3
85th minute: Another goal for Lewandowski! Another case of a teammate hitting the post and Lewandowski picking it up, dribbling past Pique on the ground and landing at the back of the net. His 75th goal in the Champions League.
83rd minute: SUBS – Triple change for Bayern with the arrival of Josip Stanisic, Kingsley Coman and Marcel Sabitzer.
82nd minute: Balde livened up the crowd with his descents on the left wing. Meanwhile, his teammate Gavi receives a yellow card.
77th minute: Coutinho’s shot towards the goal is deflected. Barcelona still can’t muster much in attack even if at least Coutinho tries. Bayern eased off. The result is beyond doubt.
73rd minute: SUBS – Another teenager for Barcelona. Alejandro Balde replaces Jordi Alba, who signaled his replacement. Alba just created a meme for Barcelona Twitter:
70th min: SUBS – The parade of substitutes continues. Serge Gnabry replaces Jamal Musiala for Bayern.
66th minute: SUBS – Both teams introduce fresh legs. Lucas Hernandez in place of right-back Benjamin Pavard … Barcelona central defender Eric Garcia is absent and Oscar Mingueza replaces him. Philippe Coutinho is also in the game for Barcelona for Luuk de Jong, who has made a forgettable debut.
59th minute: SUBS – Barcelona brings the kids. Gavi (17) replaces Sergi Busquets and Yusuf Demir (18) replaces Sergi Roberto on the right wing. Pique now wears the Busquets captain’s armband.
56th minute: Goal!! And there is the second. Bayern have just shot in the box. Musiala shoots the right post then Robert Lewandowski puts the rebound at home. It’s way too easy. Bayern barely celebrates that goal. Not what you would expect at Camp Nou.
52nd minute: After a nice combination in the penalty area, Leroy Sane gets a shot in the box which is stopped by Ter Stegen with a save on kick. Bayern forwards can navigate their way with relative ease.
46th minute: The second half is underway. Will Bayern benefit against Barcelona?
Halftime: Barcelona 0, Bayern Munich 1
Half time: Did Bayern Munich sweat in this half? It was such a comfortable half for the German side, who were never too troubled by what Barcelona had to offer. It felt like Bayern’s goal was coming: the team’s forwards were simply more enterprising and dangerous than their predictable Barcelona counterparts. It took Barcelona playing in Europe for fans to see how far Barcelona have fallen after a summer which saw the club lose some of their best players. This Barcelona could have a hard time getting out of the group. It’s sad to see.
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– WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 14, 2021
40th min: What an Alphonso Davies play. Memphis Depay just tried to get around him and Davies educated him: he deprived Depay of the ball and slipped right next to him.
38th minute: Barcelona’s first real attempt is weak. A cross from Jordi Alba from the left and it was over the head of Frenkie de Jong, who made a run into the box.
34th minute: Bayern goal! Thomas Muller has space to fire a shot from 20 yards and he swerves off Eric Garcia’s back and passes Ter Stegen. Bayern are in good shape and want more.
31st minute: Bayern again in Barcelona’s area! German attackers are more fluid in their movement and ready to trade and combine. It causes problems for Barcelona, ââbut it’s an offside that foils Bayern here.
27th minute: Fantastic sliding block from Pique in the box to beat Bayern. Then a minute later, Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo had a wide open header into Bayern’s box which he sends high. The two sides come closer.
21st minute: Many expected Barcelona to be crushed in this one and it’s not like that at all. Barcelona are very present in this game.
19th min: Luck for Bayern! Sergi Roberto with a gift in his own half and it’s Leroy Sane with a shot that Ter Stegen has to hit.
15th min: Sergi Roberto meets a cross from the left side with a shot over the bar. Barcelona pass through and behind Bayern’s back line. Looks like the Blaugrana are targeting that left attacking flank (away from Alphonso Davies).
10th minute: Wow. Ball into Lewandowski in the box and Ronald Araujo pushes him into the box and Lewandowski hits the ground after trying to stand. It looked like a penalty, but England officials weren’t interested.
9th minute: Lewandowski gets a free kick for Bayern from around 25 yards, but the German team can’t take advantage of it. This game cannot get out of speed.
5th minute: Referee Michael Oliver shows Joshua Kimmich a yellow card for knocking down Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong. Nothing comes from the ensuing free kick.
4th minute: Slow pace to start this one. Barcelona overthrow him in their own half under pressure from Bayern.
1st minute: Were out. Bayern immediately pressed high.
2:58 p.m. ET: The Barcelona faithful don’t appreciate the Champions League theme song like some of us:
The whistle blows for the UEFA anthem at the Camp Nou before the match.
– Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) September 14, 2021
FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: the starting lineup
FC Barcelona starting eleven (3-5-2, from left to right): 1-Ter Stegen-GK – 24-Eric Garcia, 3-Pique, 4-Ronald Araujo – 18-Jordi Alba, 16-Pedri, 5-Sergi Busquets, 21-Frenkie de Jong, 20-Sergi Roberto – 17-Luuk de Jong, 9-Memphis Depay
Bayern Munich’s starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): 1-Manuel Neuer-GK – 19-Alphonso Davies, 4-Niklas Sule, 2-Dayot Upamecano, 5-Pavard – 6-Joshua Kimmich, 8-Goretzka – 42-Jamal Musiala, 25-Thomas Muller, 10-Leroy Sane – 9-Robert Lewandowski
How to watch Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
- Dated: Tuesday September 14
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV channel: UniMas, TUDN
- Streaming (United States): fuboTV , primordial +
- Diffusion (Canada): DAZN
Barcelona vs Bayern will be televised by Univision’s UniMas and TUDN networks. Both channels are broadcast by fuboTV (7 day free trial for new subscribers). Paramount + will broadcast the game in English.
DAZN owns the rights to the UEFA Champions League in Canada and will broadcast the game to subscribers.