Barcelona’s loss to Bayern Munich in their Champions League clash on Tuesday was a tough pill for the Spanish side to swallow. While they dominated the proceedings from the start, their more clinical opponents saw the Catalan giants humiliated at the Allianz Arena. Barca’s young midfielder Pedri doesn’t think the loss is deserved.
Speaking after the match (via Tribal Football), the 19-year-old explained:
“This result does not tell the truth. Our first half deserved much more than a 0-0 at halftime. We had chances to go forward. But of course, if you can’t not to put chances against a big rival like Bayern, you They will eventually pay They got ahead of our scoring error at the corner But it’s time to move on now – and remember that we produced a very good first half.”
Barcelona controlled much of the game, with the Spanish side keeping more possession, passing more and shooting more on goal. However, it wasn’t meant to be for the visitors as two second-half goals resulted in a win for Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 2-0 in week two
Barcelona came into this Champions League game with a point to prove against Bayern Munich after losing 8-2 two seasons ago. They were also humiliated 3-0 in both legs in the group stages last season.
Despite losing their last four encounters against the Bavarians, Blaugrana entered the game confident after remaining unbeaten in 14 consecutive games and avoiding defeat in their last 20 away games.
Barca head coach Xavi Hernandez had a difficult task ahead, though, with Bayern are also unbeaten in their last nine matches. It was a turbulent first half where Barca failed to establish a lead despite creating more chances.
Bayern Munich made changes early in the second half which proved to be a deal breaker for the visitors. Lucas Hernandez headed in from a Joshua Kimmich corner in the 50th minute to break the deadlock.
The Bavarians did not rest on their laurels and doubled their lead four minutes later after Jamal Musiala beat Leroy Sane in the 54th minute. The former Manchester City man beat the keeper to instill confidence and ease the nerves of the home fans.
Sane’s goal would be the game’s last despite a spirited effort from both sides to extend the scoreline before the final whistle. Bayern Munich have secured five straight wins and three straight clean sheets against Barcelona, while Robert Lewanowski had to suffer defeat in a return to his old turf.