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Three talking points from Bayern Munich 2-0 Barcelona

Bayern Munich marched to the top of the Group C standings of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday night. However, the result does not tell the full story.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side were second-best for most of the night, yet managed to find a way to get all three points. Barcelona, on the other hand, faced heartbreak once again at the hands of the Bavarians and will have to wait longer for their revenge.

Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane were on point for the hosts on the night, with both goals coming within a space of four minutes early in the second half.

Barca Universal brings you three talking points from the Blaugrana’s defeat in Germany.

1. A first half of conviction

If one were to watch the first 45 minutes of the game in isolation, they would definitely put their money on Barcelona coming out as victors. In those three-quarters of an hour, the Catalans completely dominated the hosts and seemed to be the better team by quite some distance.

The Blaugrana recorded ten shots in the opening period as opposed to the Bavarians’ four. Of them, they saw five shots hit the target and three blocked. Xavi’s side also missed two big chances and were unlucky to not take the lead.

Pedri had the best chance of the first half within the opening ten minutes through a wonderful pass by Gavi. Receiving the ball in front of goal, he left Benjamin Pavard hanging before taking a shot at goal. However, Manuel Neuer’s otherworldly reflexes denied the teenager the goal.

Another player who will be particularly unhappy with his performance on the night is Robert Lewandowski. The Pole had several clear-cut chances to give his side the lead in the opening half but seemed surprisingly lost in front of goal.

The striker uncharacteristically missed close to four chances in the first 45 minutes. His best chances came in the 18th and 21st minute when Gavi and Marcos Alonso respectively fed him directly in front of the goal.

2. Crumbling under the nerves

While the…

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Author : Adithya Eshwarla

Publish date : 2022-09-14 09:15:59

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