Every Barcelona fans worst nightmare has just come true, Barcelona are no longer in the UEFA champions League and have just crashed out of the competition.
It was do or die for Barcelona!
The stakes couldn’t have been higher for Barcelona coming into this match as defeat to Bayern Munich would mean that their season would continue going downwards even further as they are now no longer in the champions League.
With a 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich, Barcelona now sits at third place in their respective champions League group with Benfica now at the second place after their win in the last group stage match.
Thomas Muller open the goal scoring for Barcelona in the 34th minute, while Leroy Sane with an amazing long range strike. Musaila finished all hopes for Barcelona as he made the score line 3-0 to close the match for Bayern Munich.
New manager, same old problems!
The arrival of new Barcelona manager Xavi filled the Barca fans with hope as he replaced their old manager and former player Ronald Koeman, but the situation looks more the same for Barca in results and placements.
Barcelona were already low on confidence riding into this match as they came off of fresh defeat in the latest La Liga match, and now this sit at 19 points below the table leader and their main rivals Real Madrid.
Squad problems for Xavi
Barcelona would need to do a major overhaul of their current to squad is they have to have some hope to overturn their current despair and bring Barcelona into a new chapter.
The current ageing squad is underperforming compared to what they are capable of, and the front line problems of Barcelona means that they are not scoring goals like this should be for club of this stature.
Lenglet was the main defender against Bayern Munich as Gerard pique seems to have slowed down in his ability because of his age, and the defense just could not keep up with the pacy attack of Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski fails to equal Ronaldo’s record.
With this match, it looked certain that Bayern Munich legendary striker Robert Lewandowski would score against Barcelona as he always does, but he failed to score against them tonight.
This means that Lewandowski failed to match the record of Cristiano Ronaldo of scoring in every single match of the champions League group stage. Ajax striker Sebastian Haller is the only other player that has managed to achieve this feat after scoring in every match in UCL this season.
It is yet to be seen who Barcelona will face in the UEFA Europa League stages, with Germany’s Borussia Dortmund seem to be one of the major rivals who also got dropped down from the champions League.