Bayern Munich successfully silenced Barcelona with a landslide score of 3-0 in the first matchday of Group E of the 2021/2022 Champions League, Wednesday (15/9/2021) early morning WIB. Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski brought Bayern Munich to humiliate the Blaugrana at Camp Nou.
Bayern Munich managed to open the scoring in the 34th minute through a goal scored by Thomas Muller which put the Bavarians 1-0 up until the break. After that, it was Robert Lewandowski’s turn to score twice in the 56th and 85th minutes, ensuring the Germans went home with all three points.
Thomas Muller’s opener made the German playmaker even stronger as Barcelona’s worst nightmare in the Champions League. Muller is the player who has scored the most goals against Barcelona in Europe’s elite competition.
In six matches between Bayern Munich and Barcelona, Thomas Muller has scored seven goals against Barcelona. That record is what makes him the player who has scored the most goals against the Blaugrana.
From the records obtained by Opta, there are five players who have scored the most goals against Barcelona. Besides Thomas Muller, there is Andriy Shevchenko who scored five goals against Barcelona in 11 matches.
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Then there are only teammates Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski, and also Juninho and Kylian Mbappe who have each scored four goals against Barcelona .
Score a goal against Barcelona, Bayern Munich will definitely win
Thomas Muller has scored a total of seven goals in six appearances against Barcelona in the Champions League. The 32-year-old German does it always with Bayern Munich.
Every time Muller scores, Bayern Munich can always beat Barcelona. That includes two goals as Bayern thrashed Barcelona 8-2 in the 2019/2020 Champions League quarter-finals.
The only match in which Muller did not find the net against Barcelona was when Bayern Munich lost 0-3 at Camp Nou in the first leg of the 2014/2015 Champions League semi-final.
2012/13 [Semifinal leg 1] Bayern 4-0 Barcelona (2 goals)
2012/13 [Semi-finals 2nd leg] Barcelona 0-3 Bayern (1 goal)
2014/15 [Semifinal leg 1] Barcelona 3-0 Bayern
2014/15 [Semi-finals 2nd leg] Bayern 3-2 Barcelona (1 goal)
2019/20 [Quarter-finals] Barcelona 2-8 Bayern (2 goals)
2021/22 [Group E] Barcelona 0-3 Bayern (1 goal)
Barcelona Playing Bad
Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona concoction did play badly against Bayern Munich. Throughout the match, Barcelona did not even record a shot on target.
This is the first time, since at least the 2013/2014 season, that Barcelona have not shot on target in a Champions League match.
Barcelona could not avoid defeat. Worse yet, this was their third consecutive home defeat in the Champions League.
Yes, Barcelona have always lost in their last three home games in this elite competition. Before being beaten by Bayern 0-3 at Camp Nou this morning, they were beaten 0-3 by Juventus on the last matchday
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Ahead of the Champions League meeting, Thomas Muller: Barcelona will be different without Lionel Messi
Bayern Munich will travel to Barcelona headquarters in the first matchday of Group E of the Champions League, Wednesday (15/9/2021) early morning WIB. Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller says Barcelona will be a completely different team than Bayern have faced after losing Lionel Messi this summer.
This season’s Champions League group stage was held this week with a number of interesting matches. In addition to the meeting between Liverpool vs AC Milan and Inter Milan against Real Madrid, there is also a match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Ahead of the meeting at Camp Nou, Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller reminded his team-mates that Barcelona would be an unfamiliar opponent after failing to keep Lionel Messi.
“In general, it’s a shame he wasn’t there. by Mundo Deportivo .
Without a doubt, without Messi, they will be a different team,” continued the Bayern Munich star.
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What’s Barcelona Like?
Interesting to see Barcelona appear for the first time in the Champions League without the presence of Lionel Messi. However, Thomas Muller thinks anything can happen with Barcelona when Lionel Messi is no longer reinforced and that is not something negative.
“Maybe without Messi they will have players who contribute more in defence. I don’t know what awaits us. Apart from that, it’s an amazing stadium and a great club.”
Both teams will hope to do better in the Champions League this season. Both were eliminated by Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) last season, which this season has become a new port for Lionel Messi.
Barcelona lost to PSG in the last 16, while Bayern Munich fell victim to PSG in the quarter-finals by losing on away goals.