September 14, 2021 at 5.15 p.m. EDT
Gerard Pique has reacted to his team’s heavy loss tonight. The defender said: “We competed in the first half, Bayern took the lead with a deflected goal. In the end, I don’t know how many children we had. That’s what it is, we are what we are. “
Tonight was the first time Barcelona had gone all night without a single shot on target in the Champions League since the 2003-04 campaign.
Stat courtesy of OptaJoe
September 14, 2021 at 4:54 p.m. EDT
Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich: It’s over at Camp Nou and Barcelona are doomed to a heavy defeat. This is the first time they have lost their opening game of a Champions League campaign in 24 years.
As for Bayern, what a superb performance. They dominated from the start and didn’t give in until the final whistle.
September 14, 2021 at 4:44 p.m. EDT
85 minutes – Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich: Who other than Lewandowski? Coman chooses Gnabry but his shot comes off the post. The ball falls on Lewandowski and he smashes his second of the evening.
It’s another big blow for Barcelona against the German champions.
September 14, 2021 at 4.35 p.m. EDT
No more replacements
70 minutes – Barcelona 0-2 Bayern Munich: On the local side, Mingueza replaces Garcia. The former Manchester City defender has had a difficult night against a pervasive attack from Bayern.
What a strong bench Bayern has. The impressive Musiala is detached to make way for Gnabry.
September 14, 2021 at 4:29 p.m. EDT
Replacements on both sides
68 minutes – Barcelona 0-2 Bayern Munich: Coutinho replaces Luuk de Jong. A few minutes earlier, Roberto and Buqeuets give way to Demir and Gaviria. Can they help Barcelona get back into this game?
For Bayern – just the only change as Hernendez replaces Pavard in defense.
September 14, 2021 at 4:16 p.m. EDT
56 minutes – Barcelona 0-2 Bayern Munich: Musiala unleashes a powerful shot but he hits the post and Lewandowski is there to hit him for his 74th Champions League goal.
Barcelona have looked lackluster and if he’s not careful it could end up being embarrassing.
September 14, 2021 at 4:12 p.m. EDT
Superb stop from Ter Stegen
52 minutes – Barcelona 0-1 Bayern Munich: Bayern find themselves behind again. Lewandowski was behind Sane and his point blank shot was well saved by Ter Stegen’s right foot. The hosts are holding out for the moment and a second goal for Bayern seems inevitable.
September 14, 2021 at 4:03 p.m. EDT
TO START UP
Barcelona 0-1 Bayern Munich: We are back at Camp Nou. Barcelona will need to step up a gear after failing to shoot on target in the first half.
They will be aware of the threat of a counterattack Bayern poses in the future.
September 14, 2021 at 3:49 p.m. EDT
Barcelona 0-1 Bayern Munich: Thomas Muller’s sharply deflected shot makes the difference as we move into the gap. The hosts dominated and deserve the lead.
Barcelona lack inspiration in front of a calm crowd at home. Bayern are handling the threat from Memphis well, but Luuk de Jong has gotten more involved and seems the player most likely to be on the scoresheet.
September 14, 2021 at 15:41 EDT
Barcelona seek equalizer
38 minutes – Barcelona 0-1 Bayern Munich: Hosts seek instant response. After a patient building game, Alba releases a cross from the left side but it’s too high for Luuk de Jong to reach. Can Barcelona equalize before half-time?
September 14, 2021 at 3:36 p.m. EDT
33 minutes – Barcelona 0-1 Bayern Munich: Thomas Muller shoots from long distance but he takes a massive deflection from Garcia and he flies over Ter Stegen who is helpless.
This is what Bayern deserves after a good start to the game.
September 14, 2021 at 3:29 p.m. EDT
Bayern are getting closer
27 minutes – Barcelona 0-0 Bayern: Better luck in the game so far. Bayern went behind and Musiala took a low shot but he was blocked by Pique. You think it’s only a matter of time before the German team take the lead.
September 14, 2021 at 3:25 p.m. EDT
23 minutes – Barcelona 0-0 Bayern: That’s all Bayern right now. Barcelona have all of their players camped in their own half as Bayern try to penetrate the defense.
September 14, 2021 at 15:21 EDT
Luck for Bayern
19 minutes – Barcelona 0-0 Bayern: Good luck for the German side!
After an excellent preparation play, the ball fell to Sane inside the box but he was repelled by a strong right hand from Ter Stegen.
September 14, 2021 at 3:14 p.m. EDT
12 minutes – Barcelona 0-0 Bayern Munich: The start of the match was cautious. Barcelona threatened to take the lead from the start but the visitors have now settled in and put pressure on the Spanish team every time they put the ball in.
September 14, 2021 at 3:07 p.m. EDT
Yellow for Kimmich
5 minutes – Barcelona 0-0 Bayern Munich: Kimmich gets a yellow card for a reckless challenge on Roberto.
September 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
TO START UP
The Champions League anthem erupts around Camp Nou and the game is now underway.
September 14, 2021 at 2:56 p.m. EDT
Almost kick-off time
Kick-off is only minutes away from what promises to be an exciting game.
September 14, 2021 at 2:23 p.m. EDT
Bayern Munich: a club in transition
There have been a lot of changes on and off Bayern’s pitch over the past year.
Julian Nagelsmann took over from Hansi Flick this summer and a host of their seasoned players such as Jerome Boateng, David Alaba and Javi Martinez left and were replaced by a younger core consisting of Jamal Musiala, Marcel Sabitzer, Dayot Upamecano and Leroy Sane. .
Nonetheless, success is expected in all scenarios and the German club will aim for more European glory this season.
In the article below, Athleticism Raphael Honigstein assesses Bayern’s current situation.
Bayern Munich, a club in transition (but which should still win)
September 14, 2021 at 1:56 p.m. EDT
The team sheets are out and here’s how the two teams will line up tonight:
Barcelona (3-5-2): Ter Stegen, Araujo, Pique, Garcia, Roberto, Frankie de Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Alba, Luuk de Jong, Depay
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer, Pavard, Upamecano, Sule, Davies, Kimmich, Goretzka, Musiala, Muller, Sane, Lewandowski
September 14, 2021 at 13:42 EDT
Life without Messi
Tonight’s game will be Barcelona’s first European game without Lionel Messi in almost 17 years.
Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann is wary of the danger the Spanish team can cause even without Messi. He said: “Even without Messi, Barcelona have other players who play a very important role, like Frenkie de Jong and Pedri, for example.
“We’re up for anything. I don’t think it’s a much worse team without Messi. But we definitely want three points.”
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September 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. EDT
The last meeting
The last time these two European giants met, Bayern Munich annihilated Barcelona 8-2 in Lisbon.
Ronald Koeman hopes to put this result behind them. Speaking ahead of the game, he said: “It has been over a year and several players have suffered a lot from this game. We have a unique opportunity tomorrow. We can hurt Bayern and we have a good team for that. We have to play our style to hurt the opponent. “
Can the Spanish team take revenge tonight?
In the below Athleticism took a closer look at what happened that night in August 2020.
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September 14, 2021 at 12:57 EDT
Have a good evening!
Hello and welcome to tonight’s live blog for the Champions League game between Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Both teams are in good shape so it will definitely be an exciting game to watch!
We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates in the game’s build-up as well as during, so be sure to dine and stick around.
While waiting for the kick-off, why not read this amazing piece by Mark Carey which highlighted 10 players who will light up the group stages.
Holly Perceval·Junior Editor, News
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