Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala scored in condemnation Blaugrana to Europa League football. Xavi’s side were once again in second place and could never get anything out of the game, let alone an unlikely victory.
It’s no secret that Barcelona are no longer the European powerhouse they once were, but their performance last night was unbelievable. For the first time since 20 years, the team did not reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Bayern, meanwhile, have completed 100% of their group stage record for the second time in history and will find out their opponents for the last 16 in a draw on Monday.
Here are the hits and losses from the match:
First leg: Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)
It wasn’t his most classic performance, but Thomas Muller continued his trend of scoring against Barcelona in the Champions League. Muller put the hosts ahead with a repeat header from Robert Lewandowski’s cross for his eighth goal first. Blaugrana, more than anyone else in the Champions League.
This is also the fourth time in a row Raumdeuter found target in the match when Barcelona again failed to keep him quiet. They may never want to face him again.
Flop: Gerard Pique (Barcelona)
Gerard Pique’s decline in form has been shocking. But nothing compares to his lousy performance in the last game and that says something.
The Spaniard’s mark was unsuccessful in Bayern Munich’s opener as Lewandowski managed to get past him to land a cross with relative ease. Pique also lost his place in front of Musiala’s goal.
As if that weren’t enough, Leroy Sane made Pique like a training hat as the German pulled the veteran away every time he ventured forward. Pique simply had no answer for the movement and speed of the Bayern Munich players and looked extremely vulnerable.
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