FC Barcelona has been eliminated from the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in 21 years. The team of trainer Xavi Hernández had to beat Bayern Munich by the victory of competitor Benfica over Dinamo Kiev (2-0), but the Germans had no mercy on the Catalans: 3-0.
Two years ago, the difference between the two clubs was already huge when Bayern won 8-2 in the single encounter in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Germans did not even have to go full out in an empty Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening to give Barcelona the final blow.
Base place Frenkie
Frenkie de Jong had to start on the bench of Xavi last weekend, but returned to the base in the cracker against Bayern Munich. Trainer Julian Nagelsmann started at full strength, despite the fact that Bayern was already certain of the group win.
Thomas Müller started FC Barcelona’s agony after more than half an hour: he headed in an excellent cross from Robert Lewandowski. Ronald Araújo thought he could get the ball off the line, but the goal-line technology did its job.
Bayern sends sadly Barcelona to Europa League, Benfica big deal
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