UEFA Champions League: Lewandowski shines as Bayern beat post-Messi era Barcelona 3-0 to start their 2021/22 UCL campaign

UEFA Champions League: Lewandowski shines as Bayern beat Barcelona 3-0 to start their 2021/22 UCL campaign
UEFA Champions League: Lewandowski shines as Bayern beat Barcelona 3-0 to start their 2021/22 UCL campaign

UEFA Champions League: Lewandowski shines as Bayern beat Barcelona 3-0 to start their 2021/22 UCL campaign- Bayern Munich has gotten the better of Barcelona again in the UEFA Champions League. They came away with a 3-0 win to open their UCL 2021/22 campaign. Thomas Muller scored the 1st goal of the match in the 34th minute as lined up a strike from 20 yards and it took a massive deflection off Garcia to find the back of the net. Lewandowski scored a brace as he doubled Barcelona’s lead in the 56th minute. He was alert from close range to poke the ball home after Musiala’s shot was deflected off the post. He put the game to bed with the 3rd and final goal of the match 5 minutes before the regular time. This time he pounced on another Gnabry’s shot hit the post.

Thomas Müller scored a goal and Robert Lewandowski added two more to help Bayern Munich deal Barcelona its first loss of the post-Lionel Messi era on Tuesday in a 3-0 victory at Camp Nou in their Champions League opener.

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Müller’s 34th-minute strike took his career tally to seven goals against Barcelona, including the two he netted in the 8-2 shellacking Bayern dealt Barcelona the last time they met in August 2020.

UEFA Champions League: Lewandowski shines as Bayern beat Barcelona 3-0 to start their 2021/22 UCL campaign

Without Messi to rely on as it had for years, Barcelona was running scared from the start as it focused on protecting itself from another embarrassing defeat.

The final score hid the total dominance of the Bundesliga powerhouse. Julian Nagelsmann’s team turned the once great attacking juggernaut of Barcelona into a jittery bunch hunkered down their own area.

Lewandowski turned Bayern’s complete control into goals in the 56th and 85th, both times putting in rebounds from shots that came off the post to the striker.

Even its fans back at Camp Nou, which was at 40% capacity, for the first time in the Champions League since the start of the pandemic could not muster a better showing from the home squad.

Barcelona had two wins and a draw in its three previous matches, all in the Spanish league, that it had played this season after its wretched finances had kept it from resigning Messi.

UEFA Champions League: Lewandowski shines as Bayern beat Barcelona 3-0 to start their 2021/22 UCL campaign

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