Bayern Munich produced it five wins from 5 in the UEFA Champions League team stage right after a 3- gain above Spanish outfit FC Barcelona at the Spotify Camp Nou Stadium. The German giants helped condemn Barcelona to a different time in the UEFA Europa League.
Needing two miracles on Matchday 5 to have hope of reaching the knockout rounds, Barca noticed their hopes dealt a cruel blow in the early kick-off as Inter Milan blew Viktoria Plzen away 4-. Their elimination from the Champions League was confirmed right before the kick-off versus Bayern Munich.
Not a team acknowledged for keeping again, Bayern Munich promptly opened the scoring by means of previous Liverpool man Sadio Mane. The Senegalese star latched on to an outstanding by means of go from Serge Gnabry before clipping a composed complete about the onrushing Barcelona keeper to give his aspect a 10th-moment guide.
The German champions doubled their gain shortly soon after the half-hour mark as Gnabry expertly established up Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and the Cameroonian striker sent a perfect finish into the back again of the web to assert his side’s dominance.
Bayern managed the match and duly capped off the performance with a late purpose from French defender Benjamin Pavard, who finished from shut variety inside of the box in time included on.
Bayern Munich secured a dominant earn around their Spanish opposition whilst stopping them from handling a solitary shot on focus on. The Bavarians have experienced as the prime-ranked facet in their Champions League group for a fifth successive period and have gained all five of their matches in the levels of competition this season.
Like in the 2021-22 period, Barcelona will drop into the UEFA Europa League following their 3rd-spot finish was verified with their reduction to their arch-rivals Bayern. Having also lost to the German side in the group stage en route to dropping to the Europa League final period, it was a sensation of deja vu amid Barcelona fans and loyalists at the stop of the match.