FC Barcelona has landed in Munich with much more confidence and above all with the belief that they have a much better armed team than those who recently pulled the dust against Bayern Munich. With Robert Lewandowski in their ranks, the Blaugrana also hoped to have the ultimate weapon to take down the Bavarian giant in its stadium. Historic Bayern serial scorer and author of an excellent start to the season with the Culers (9 goals, 2 assists in 7 games, all competitions combined), the Polish forward has remained in five consecutive games scoring at least one goal.
But of course, football can make us lie when it decides. In a stadium he knows by heart and against a team of which he knows every little secret, Lewandowski remained silent and above all missed two big chances (18th, 21st) when the score was still 0-0. An unusual lack of efficiency in the number 9 of Barça that generated a lot of frustration in Catalonia and surprise in Germany. Sporty image Speak about “break for Lewandowski”, TZ evokes a “Drama” for Polish, while the Zeit remembers it “Lewandowski rarely fails against the greats of Europe”.
The blow of the collapse at the wrong time
On the Barcelona side, Xavi looked really disappointed. “I’m pissed off, we didn’t deserve to lose. We were better off. Trying to be honest, we dominated them.said the Catalan coach, before discussing the Lewandowski case. “With his experience and maturity, I don’t think he was won over by the pressures. It is a lack of efficiency. It’s football, it happens. But it happens in a stage where it wasn’t supposed to happen. “ Really maddening for the Spanish coach. At Bayern the atmosphere was obviously different. The Bavarians tasted their success, but were restrained, when they discussed the failures of their former goalscorer.
We did a great job because he didn’t score goals, it seemed like he didn’t want to score. Not having Robert anymore is different, but we are adapting to the new system that offers more movements “said Lucas Hernandez, followed by his coach Julian Nagelsmann. “I think he played a good match. It’s true that he didn’t score, but it’s good for us. He was still dangerous in the first half, but in the second half we controlled him better. He saw him briefly after the game and greeted him, but he now plays for another club. I have many other players to look after and have already answered at least 60 questions about him this week. You have to ask Xavi now, because he is no longer my player. “ Frustrated and disappointed at his reunion with the Allianz Arena, Robert Lewandowski can still be satisfied with the warm welcome given to him by Bayern fans. Expected by the media, he immediately left the locker room to quickly disengage “It wasn’t that easy” before running on the Barça bus.