Champions League: Bayern Munich have a good time a purpose vs Barcelona.© AFP
Thomas Mueller mentioned Bayern Munich’s dominant 3-0 win at Barcelona on Tuesday despatched an necessary message to their rivals for this season’s Champions League title. The Bundesliga giants handed Barcelona a brutal demonstration of how far their opponents have fallen as Mueller scored the opening purpose on the Camp Nou earlier than Robert Lewandowski netted twice. Without Lionel Messi for a primary European marketing campaign since 2003, Barca had been outplayed by a Bayern staff who may have scored extra after weathering a gap storm by the hosts.
Mueller put Bayern forward when his long-range shot took a deflection which wrong-footed Barca’s German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen after 34 minutes.
“From the center of the primary half, issues went significantly better,” mentioned Mueller.
“We had some good counter-attacks and gained the ball, we did not enable quite a bit on the again, however we may have scored a purpose or two extra up entrance.
“If you win 3-0 right here at first of the competitors, that is a vital sign. We are more than happy.”
Having netted 41 Bundesliga targets final season to interrupt Gerd Mueller’s 49-year-old report, Lewandowski has picked up in 2021/22 the place he left off.
The Poland striker already has 10 targets for Bayern in six video games this season and when Jamal Musiala clattered the submit early within the second half, Lewandowski tapped within the rebound.
He grabbed his second and Bayern’s late third after discovering his manner via a posse of defenders.
Lewandowski described it as a “excellent day” for Bayern towards a Barcelona aspect which did not muster a single shot heading in the right direction.
“We confirmed from the primary minute that we needed to win right here. We had been in charge of the sport, that was necessary. It was an ideal day.”
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