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Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich: Muller and Lewandowski strike in convincing win at Camp Nou

The
hosts
were
seeking
revenge
following
their
8-2
loss
against
the
same
opponents
in
the
2019-20
quarter-finals,
but
Bayern
proved
far
too
strong
once
again
in
the
Group
E
opener
between
the
two
heavyweights.

Muller
opened
the
scoring
in
that
humbling
defeat
for
Barca
13
months
ago
and
did
likewise
in
the
first
half
at
Camp
Nou
before
Lewandowski’s
simple
finish
gave
Bayern
breathing
space
early
in
the
second
period.

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Lewandowski
doubled
his
tally
late
on
to
seal
a
routine
win
that
moves
the
German
champions
into
top
spot
after
the
first
round
of
fixtures,
while
Barca
sit
bottom
after
Dynamo
Kyiv
and
Benfica
played
out
a
goalless
draw.

Sergi
Roberto
was
one
of
six
players
in
Barca’s
line-up
from
the
memorable
previous
clash
between
the
sides
and
the
wing-back
blasted
over
a
good
chance
in
what
was
a
bright
start
from
the
hosts.

Bayern
soon
started
to
get
to
grips
with
the
game
and
would
have
been
ahead
if
not
for
Marc-Andre
ter
Stegen’s
one-handed
save
to
keep
out
a
powerful
Leroy
Sane
drive.

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Barca
relied
on
some
last-ditch
defending
to
keep
them
level,
but
Muller
found
a
way
through
after
34
minutes
with
a
shot
from
outside
the
box
that
took
a
heavy
deflection
off
Eric
Garcia
and
left
Ter
Stegen
wrong-footed.

Ter
Stegen
was
again
required
early
in
the
second
half
to
keep
out
a
low
Sane
shot
after
the
winger,
who
had
set
up
Muller’s
goal,
waltzed
his
way
through
as
Bayern
pushed
for
a
second.

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That
duly
arrived
after
56
minutes
when
Jamal
Musiala’s
shot
cannoned
back
off
the
post
and
Lewandowski
was
in
the
perfect
position
to
prod
the
rebound
into
an
unguarded
net
using
the
bottom
of
his
boot.

Bayern
were
eager
to
add
a
third
and
they
did
so
five
minutes
from
time
through
Lewandowski,
the
prolific
striker
converting
another
rebound
after
Serge
Gnabry
this
time
rattled
the
post.

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