A big, big win for FC Bayern, who did the damage in four second-half minutes. Barcelona will wonder how they leave with nothing after making plenty of chances.
After a stuttering few weeks in the Bundesliga, winning habits resumes for Bayern as they get the better of Barcelona once again at Allianz Arena.
FC Bayern will be 30 UEFA Champions League group stage matches (W27 D3) without defeat.
Robert Lewandowski endured a disappointing return to his former club as FC Bayern struck twice in five second-half minutes to take control of Group C. Lewandowski fired an early effort over the bar and had a header saved, misses that would prove key. Bayern, disjointed in the first half, went ahead when Lucas Hernández headed in from a corner at the near post. Leroy Sane weaved through the away defence moments later to seal a second win for Bayern.
Sane has scored in each of Bayern’s last four home games in the Champions League group stage.
UEFA’s technical advisor selected Bayern midfielder Musiala as Player of the Match, stating: “Very mature and intelligent performance, becoming and essential part in Bayern defensive structure and then always the key player to hurt Barça in possession. Impressive all action performance.”
FC Bayern midfielder Jamal Musiala said , “It’s a special match. Everyone wants to win, you could feel that even among the fans. Everyone was hungry. Every player dreams of games like this. The fans were amazing and the game was exciting throughout.”
After the match Barcelona coach Xavi said ,”We made six or seven big goal chances but missed them and Bayern took their opportunity. We competed, we played very well and had we scored it would have been a completely different match. This is the Champions League though, you need to compete and you try to avoid the marking error at the corner which let them go 1-0 up.
Losing is a backwards step but we’re still in the group. We came here wanting and intending to win. We need to learn from our errors. I think that we produced a good match overall – good enough to win, not draw.”