Second-half targets from Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane prolonged Barcelona’s tough run of ends in Munich. The Blaugrana have now did not win of their final seven visits to Bavaria, recording two attracts and 5 defeats and being outscored by an combination whole of sixteen-4.
For Bayern, the win might not have come at a greater time, following three consecutive attracts inside the Bundesliga.
“Barca had the greater possibilities inside the major half. we needed to rely upon [keeper] Manuel [Neuer],” Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann acknowledged. “After the break we had been extra aggressive. We quickly scored two targets. We primarily acquired as a consequence of greater effectivity.
“From our side i am additionally completely satisfied Lewandowski did not rating in the direction of us tonight.”
Robert Lewandowski, making his return to Bavaria after a summer time transfer to the Camp Nou, fired definitely one of the best likelihood of the major half over the crossbar inside the 18th minute after being performed in from a clever go by Gavi.
The Poland striker missed two extra reliable possibilities as a consequence of the major half performed out — whereas Bayern hardly ever threatened Marc-Andre ter Stegen‘s purpose — and the teams went into the dressing room diploma at zero-zero.
The hosts, who had keeper Manuel Neuer to thank for holding them inside the sport, 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 as quickly as extra when Jamal Musiala flicked an preferrred go for Sane and the Germany worldwide slipped the ball previous keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Pedri hit the put up inside the 63rd minute as Barca tried to bounce again nonetheless the Germans comfortably held on for the three factors. They subsequent host Czech side Plzen on Oct. 4.
Xavi Hernandez’s side, nonetheless in second place inside the group, now face a crunch pair of again-to-again matches in the direction of Internazionale, who’re third, that would go an prolonged methodology to figuring out which crew will advance to the knockout spherical.
“We made six or seven huge purpose possibilities however missed them and Bayern took their alternative,” Xavi acknowledged after the match. “We competed, we performed very properly and had we scored it will have been a very completely different match.
“that is the Champions League although, it is best to compete and also you are trying and maintain away from the marking error on the nook which permit them to go 1-zero up.”
Bayern sit atop the group on six factors from their first two matches after beating Inter 2-zero on Wednesday in Milan.
earlier to the match, supporters on the Allianz held up banners in protest of match delays inside the Champions League in consequence of loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II.
information from Reuters was used on this report.