A fatal victory for Bayern Munich against Barcelona for the second time in a row

A fatal victory for Bayern Munich against Barcelona for the second time in a row

Barcelona was subjected to a new European humiliation against Bayern Munich that almost caused a new major scandal in the Champions League, and the most optimistic was only dreaming of the possibility of avoiding it.

“That’s what is there,” Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and captain Gerard Pique said after the 3-0 loss.

Although he scored three goals, it was the least result that could be taken out by Barcelona, ​​who could not rein in the Polish Robert Lewandowski and the German Thomas Muller, and his veteran players seemed unable to reduce the risk of the Bavarian team.

The Barca coach’s lack of courage from the start was also evident in the match so he pushed Jordi Alba, who was suffering from muscle aches, fever and diarrhea the night before, instead of relying on the enthusiastic youngster Alejandro Balde, who was in great physical condition.

The coach also failed to push Sergi Roberto, who was booed into the right lane with a 3-5-2 formation.

And deepens his defense of the player that he did not play his place because of the seriousness of the problem. Since the 60th minute when Dejavi and Youssef Demir were pushed when the score was 0-2 it proved that there are solutions.

With this performance, doubts will remain over the Catalans’ ability to qualify for the quarter-finals from a group that also includes Benfica and Dynamo Kiev.

In fact, Barcelona did not shoot on goal against Bayern Munich, and it was dangerous twice with a header by Ronaldo Arago, which was saved by Manuel Noel and another attempt by Philippe Coutinho.

Luke de Jong did not appear in the match and was booed despite playing the first match in the Barcelona shirt.

This situation puts club president Joan Laporta in a bind because as he tries to tackle the economic crisis the club is going through, he realizes that there are no transitional seasons in the Barcelona football team.

In his first spell between 2003-2004 he faced a similar situation during the early months when Edgar Davids appeared in the winter transfer market and the situation turned with Ronaldinho starting to lead the team that ended up winning the Champions League in 2006.

Now no one knows how long it will take Barcelona to win the Champions League. Barcelona fans understand that this can take a long time because everyone knows that “this is what is currently available”.

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