Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 2-0 of their Champions League Group C match on the Allianz Area on Tuesday night time.
Second-half objectives from Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane prolonged Barcelona’s tough run of leads to Munich. The Blaugrana have now didn’t win of their final seven visits to Bavaria, recording two attracts and 5 defeats and being outscored by an combination whole of 16-4.
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For Bayern, the win couldn’t have come at a greater time, following three consecutive attracts within the Bundesliga.
“Barca had the higher probabilities within the first half. We needed to depend on [keeper] Manuel [Neuer],” Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann mentioned. “After the break we had been extra aggressive. We shortly scored two objectives. We principally gained due to increased effectivity.
“From our aspect I’m additionally joyful Lewandowski didn’t rating in opposition to us tonight.”
Robert Lewandowski, making his return to Bavaria after a summer time transfer to the Camp Nou, fired the perfect probability of the primary half over the crossbar within the 18th minute after being performed in from a intelligent go by Gavi.
The Poland striker missed two extra reliable probabilities as the primary half performed out — whereas Bayern not often threatened Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s aim — and the groups went into the dressing room degree at 0-0.
The hosts, who had keeper Manuel Neuer to thank for maintaining them within the recreation, scored 5 minutes after the restart with defender Hernandez’s header from a Joshua Kimmich nook.
Earlier than Barcelona had time to regroup, Bayern struck once more when Jamal Musiala flicked an ideal go for Sane and the Germany worldwide slipped the ball previous keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Pedri hit the submit within the 63rd minute as Barca tried to bounce again however the Germans comfortably held on for the three factors. They subsequent host Czech aspect Plzen on Oct. 4.
Xavi Hernandez’s aspect, nonetheless in second place within the group, now face a crunch pair of back-to-back matches in opposition to Internazionale, who’re third, that would go a protracted method to figuring out which group will advance to the knockout spherical.
“We made six or seven large aim probabilities however missed them and Bayern took their alternative,” Xavi mentioned after the match. “We competed, we performed very effectively and had we scored it might have been a totally totally different match.
“That is the Champions League although, that you must compete and also you attempt to keep away from the marking error on the nook which allow them to go 1-0 up.”
Bayern sit atop the group on six factors from their first two matches after beating Inter 2-0 on Wednesday in Milan.
Previous to the match, supporters on the Allianz held up banners in protest of match delays within the Champions League because of the dying of Queen Elizabeth II.
Info from Reuters was used on this report.