Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich summary: score, goals, highlights | Champions League 2021-22
Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich: as it happened
AS honorary president Alfredo Relaño offers his take on Barcelona's comprehensive defeat to Bayern.
Gerard Piqué post-match: "It's a bad result, we're not going to lie. It is what it is, we have a lot of youngsters here. It is a very difficult year. They [Bayern] were much better. We have players like Ansu, Ousmane, Kun to all come back and help us."
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Bayern Munich made that look so easy and are streets ahead of Barcelona, who have had a reality check at Camp Nou tonight.
FT: Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich
There will be two minutes added on at the end of the 90'
It is a very young side and they will learn plenty but Barcelona are so far off Europe's best teams right now.
This will be a tough one for Barcelona to take.
Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich
Gnabry's effort comes back off the post, it falls to Lewandowski who takes a touch before blasting past Ter Stegen, high into the net.
OFF Muller, Sane, Sule
ON Sabitzer, Stanisic, Coman
Gavi picks up a yellow card.
Barcelona currently have three 18 years olds and a 17-year-old on the pitch.
Balde does really well down the left, he cuts inside and releases it to Frenkie de Jong but the Dutchman's shot is blocked.
18-year-old Balde is on for his Barcelona debut.
OFF Jordi Alba
Goretzka bursts into the box but fails to connect clearly and falls over. It rolls into Ter Stegen's hands. The keeper has been excellent tonight.
Jordi Alba crosses from the byline. Neuer rushes out to collect. Alba has arguably been Barca's best player tonight.
This Barcelona performance will only bring back those horrible 8-2 memories for fans of the club. Bayern have been dominant and a step above all over the pitch.
Double change for Barcelona:
OFF Luuk de Jong & Eric García
ON Mingueza & Coutinho
ON Lucas Hernández
Coutinho and Mingueza will come on for Barcelona next.
Upamecano has been excellent at the back for Bayern tonight. Bayern haven't been at their very best but are making this look quite easy.
OFF Sergi Roberto & Sergio Busquets
ON Gavi & Demir
Barcelona 0-2 Bayern Munich
Musiala smacks an effort off the post and Lewandowski is there to stab home from close range.
Ter Stegen saves from Sané
Once again, Ter Stegen stops his compatriot Sané, this time with his right foot. Barcelona could be 0-2 down.
Sergio Busquets shoots!
Busquets strikes superbly from distance. Goalscorer Muller gets in the way and it goes out for a corner.
Bayern were pretty comfortable in the first half and lead through a Thomas Muller goal.
No changes from either side at the break.
Barcelona get us underway for the second half at Camp Nou.
Michael Oliver didn't add any time on at the end of the 45'. Bayern lead at the break and have been the better side. Barcelona are looking static at times and will have a lot to do in the second half to get a result.
HT: Barcelona 0-1 Bayern Munich (Muller)
Alba crosses it, it hits Upamecano's arm but referee Michael Oliver says no.
Plenty of whistles ringing around Camp Nou tonight. It started with the Champions League anthem and now it's every time Bayern keep the ball for longer than 10 seconds.
Barcelona play it about very nicely. It gets shifted to Alba out wide and he chips a ball to the back post but Luuk de Jong can't get high enough to connect with the cross.
Barcelona 0-1 Bayern Munich
The veteran forward shoots from 25 yards but it takes a big deflection off Eric García's back and sends Ter Stegen the wrong way.
Davies plays Lewandowski down the left, but the Polish striker is offside. 0-0
Araújo heads Memphis' cross over Neuer's bar. It remains 0-0 as we approach the half-hour mark.
Davies fouls Sergi Roberto down Barca's right wing and the home side have another free-kick.
That's a pretty big 'Koeman out' sign at Camp Nou tonight. Some fans are clearly not content with the Dutch coach.
Barcelona are defending with a back 5 and have been very deep in the last few minutes. This could be a long night for Koeman's men.
Ter Stegen saves!
The German keeper stops Sané's left-footed volley from the edge of the box. The former Man City winger struck it really well but Ter Stegen keeps it out.
Both Alba and Sergi Roberto have recently taken pay cuts at Barcelona to help reduce the club's debt, which is somewhere in the region of €1.35 billion.
It's one club captain to another! Alba flies down the left flank, looks up, and picks out Sergi Roberto at the far post. His effort goes up and over the Neuer's bar.
Lewandowski flicks it back to Goretzka but his effort is tame and lands in Ter Stegen's arms. 0-0
I had forgotten just how quick Davies was! How could I...
Memphis plays in Luuk de Jong but he's flagged for offside.
Eric García fouls Lewandowski. Bayern free-kick. Sané takes it from 25 yards and it goes straight into the wall!
Barcelona have started well, pressing Bayern high and looking to get Memphis involved as much as possible.
Memphis takes the resulting free-kick but Bayern, using a very high line, manage to clear it.
Kimmich fouls Frenkie de Jong and picks up the first yellow card of the game.
Luuk de Jong and Memphis know each other from the Netherlands national team and PSV. It will be interesting to see how they get on.
Luuk de Jong makes his Barcelona debut tonight.
Bayern Munich get us underway at Camp Nou!
We're just seconds away from kick-off.
The players have made their way onto the Camp Nou turf!
- 1 Neuer
- 2 Dayotchanculle Upamecano
- 4 Niklas Süle
- 5 Benjamin Pavard
- 19 Alphonso Davies
- 8 Leon Goretzka
- 10 Sane
- 42 Jamal Musiala
- 6 Joshua Kimmich
- 25 Müller
- 9 Lewandowski
A reminder of the teams for tonight's Group E clash
- 1 Ter Stegen
- 4 Ronald Araújo
- 3 Piqué
- 24 Eric Garcia
- 20 Sergi Roberto
- 18 Alba
- 16 Pedri
- 21 Frenkie De Jong
- 5 Busquets
- 17 Luuk de Jong
- 9 Depay
Kick-off at Camp Nou is just 10 minutes away!
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: 2021/22 head to head
Barcelona currently sit on seven points from their opening three games of the campaign. Bayern have taken 10 points from their four games so far.
Andoni Zubizarreta, former goalkeeper and ex-director sport at Barcelona looked ahead to this evening's meeting between Ronald Koeman's side and Bayern Munich in an extensive interview for German daily TZ by Luis Martín.
Zubizarreta recalled some of his own encounters with Bayern as a player and German clubs in general. He expressed his admiration for goalkeeping legend Sepp Maier who he idolised as a child and gave his thoughts on what to expect tonight at Camp Nou considered Barça were thrashed 2-8 by the Bundesliga champions in their last meeting.
“I think that defeat in Lisbon won't have any bearing on this game to be honest. They are two completely different games, different teams, different people… You can't tell me that Memphis Depay is going to affected by the memory of that night. And even those who did suffer in that game will be looking forward to this one, it won't affect them at all. Barça changed coach immediately after that defeat which is understandable. And Bayern don't have the same coach either, they also brought in a new coach a few months afterwards - and that is at a club which generally is very stable. But that's how football is,” he said.
Uli Hoeness still has plenty to say even after leaving the president's post at Bayern Munich. The former head of the Bundesliga champions gave an interview to German channel Bayern 1 during which, he aired his feelings about Barcelona, Bayern's first rivals in this year's Champions League. For Hoeness, Barça are no longer a reference in world football. He made that quite clear on the eve of the Matchday 1 group game at Camp Nou.
Hoeness conceded that for many years, Barcelona were the club which Bayern tried to model themselves on. But that isn't the case any more. "Barcelona are no longer a model for us to follow, not in any way at all. The fact is, Barcelona are bankrupt. In Germany, Barcelona would have to file for insolvency".
The Champions League 2021/22 campaign gets underway on Tuesday 14 September, with three marquee fixtures taking place on matchday 1: Barcelona host Bayern Munich, AC Milan travel to Liverpool and Real Madrid face Inter Milan at the revamped Santiago Bernabéu.
Given no unforeseen circumstances, Cristiano Ronaldo’s first Champions League game for Manchester United since the 2009 final defeat to Barcelona will be against Young Boys on Tuesday 14 September, while Lionel Messi is set to feature in his first European tie for PSG against Club Brugge.
Reigning champions Chelsea begin their title defence against Zenit at Stamford Bridge, while last year’s runners-up Manchester City face RB Leipzig. City have been drawn in Group A with PSG, with the pair meeting on matchday 2 on Tuesday 28 September. Matchday 2 also sees Atlético face AC Milan, and Juventus host Chelsea in the other standout fixtures.
After the enthralling last-16 tie between Atlético Madrid and Liverpool in February 2020, the two side’s meeting in matchday 3 on 19 October will be one of the most hotly-anticipated fixtures of the group stages. As in 2020, Atlético will host game one between the pair before traveling to Anfield two weeks later on for the second game on 3 November.
Bayern start their Group E campaign at Camp Nou. Dynamo Kyiv take on Benfica in tonight's other Group E clash.
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