INDOSPORT.COM – Here are 3 players who performed poorly and were considered to be the cause of Barcelona’s defeat to Bayern Munich on matchday 1 of the Champions League group phase, Thursday (15/09/21) WIB.
The exciting match was immediately presented on the first matchday of Group E of the Champions League which immediately presented the bigmatch between Barcelona vs Bayern Munich, Thursday (15/09/21) at 02.00 WIB.
Appearing for the first time in the Champions League since Lionel Messi left, the Blaugrana are haunted by bad memories despite playing at home.
As is known, in the UCL quarter-finals in the 2019/2020 season, they were massacred 2-8 by the same team while playing at Camp Nou.
Facing this match, coach Ronald Koeman fielded a number of new players such as Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong, and Eric Garcia. Meanwhile, Munich, which was managed by Julian Nagelsmann, relied on the veteran duo of Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski.
The two teams actually appeared quite balanced at the start of the match, but in the 34th minute, Die Roten managed to open the scoring first through Thomas Muller, utilizing Leroy Sane’s assist, which lasted until halftime.
Ten minutes into the second half, Munich added to their lead through Robert Lewandowski, taking advantage of Jamal Musiala’s shot that hit the post.
Winning 2 goals did not make Nagelsmann’s men relax their attacks. On the other hand, Barcelona faced a deadlock while trying to minimize the gap.
In the 85th minute, Robert Lewandowski managed to score his second goal in this match to widen Bayern Munich’s advantage to 3-0. The score finally lasted until the end of the game.
With this result, Munich is at the top of Group E of the Champions League with 3 points, while Barcelona is caretaker. The second and third positions were filled by Benfica and Dynmo Kyev, who drew 0-0.
On the other hand, there were a number of Barcelona players who performed poorly so that it was considered the cause of the defeat to Bayern Munich. Who are they? Here’s the review: