Barcelona snapped up Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski this summer, but the German club will continue to torture the Blaugrana with or without Lewandowski.
The new era at the Camp Nou that began with the signing of Robert remains to be seen. Although Barca were much better this time than recently. They actually dominated most of the first half, but wasted too many chances in front of the net.
From last season’s famous 8-2 to 3-0, Bayern Munich have humiliated Barcelona in recent years and Xavi’s side struggled again at the Allianz Arena.
Lucas Hernandez grabbed the momentum with a header early in the second half, while Leroy Sane’s absolutely dazzling finish sealed Barcelona’s fate.
Xavi felt Barcelona deserved to come away from their trip to Bayern Munich with all three points, despite seeing his side fall to a 2-0 defeat.
Xavi said after the defeat: “I’m devastated. I’m lost. I don’t want to lose – and we didn’t deserve it. I think we were better, we dominated them. We were better. But this is the Champions League.”
“The process was good, but the result was bad. It was a golden opportunity to win in this stadium and we leave with a loss. I’m bummed,” he added.