Barcelona failed to record a single shot on target in their defeat by Bayern Munich in an undesirable first for the membership in the Champions League… as Ronald Koeman pins the blame on his lack of choices after setback
- Barcelona fell to a 3-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in a poor begin to the group stage
- The hosts had been comfortably crushed on the evening, having failed to shoot on target
- Memphis Depay partnered Luuk de Jong up entrance however each was saved largely quiet
- Ronald Koeman appeared to pin the blame on his threadbare squad after the sport
The LaLiga membership had been effectively crushed on the Nou Camp, having misplaced 3-0 after a horror efficiency, and barely threatened their opponents in assault.
This noticed them wrestle to carve out possibilities and, as a consequence, they weren’t ready to check goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, or rating, for the entire recreation.
Barcelona did not record a shot on target in their Champions League loss by Bayern Munich
Ronald Koeman rued his lack of choices after his group’s nightmare begin to the group stage
Manager Ronald Koeman rued his threadbare squad at full-time, insisting he had simply three forwards to select from.
Luuk de Jong was partnered with Memphis Depay, who has proved a small glimmer of hope for the group in their post-Lionel Messi period.
But each strikers discovered themselves feeding off scraps, and Bayern eased to all three factors after Thomas Muller’s opener and Robert Lewandowski’s double.
The hosts had been effectively crushed on the evening, having let in three and barely threatened in assault
The consequence has left Barcelona on the backside of the group after the primary spherical of fixtures, and additional ramps up the strain on Koeman.
‘Of course we’d have preferred to compete higher however there’s a distinction in their high quality as a group [and ours],’ Koeman mentioned.
‘There was a large distinction between the benches too. We have a lot of gamers with a large future however proper now we’d like gamers again from damage.’
He went on to add: ‘We began effectively however we had issues getting ahead. We had been unfortunate with the primary purpose and from their second purpose it was very tough.
Robert Lewandowski netted twice in the conflict to pile much more strain on supervisor Koeman
‘Right now they’re a higher group than us.
‘This is the place we’re proper now. Jordi Alba was in poor health final evening and nonetheless performed. This was Luuk De Jong’s first recreation.
‘Alba was very drained and we did not need to danger him taking part in the entire recreation.’
A banner studying ‘Koeman Out’ was displayed earlier than kick-off in a clear indication of rising tensions, however it was eliminated by membership employees.
Luuk de Jong had partnered Memphis Depay up entrance for Barcelona in their limp efficiency
Meanwhile, Gerard Pique appeared to focus on the only a few positives from the loss, with 4 youngsters on the sector for Barcelona by full-time.
‘We competed in the primary half and their purpose comes from a deflection,’ Pique mentioned.
‘The group didn’t disguise and we had younger gamers making their debuts in the Champions League. I really feel certain we are going to find yourself competing.
‘We have Ansu (Fati), Ousmane (Dembele) and Kun (Aguero) nonetheless to come again from damage. We are clearly not among the many favourites for the Champions League proper now.’