Spanish press bursts into ‘poor’ and ‘weak’ Barcelona after their limp Champions League loss to ‘goal-hungry’ Bayern Munich… with the impact of youngsters seen as the only positive of a damaging result
- Barcelona had delivered a weak performance in their defeat to Bayern Munich
- Thomas Muller scored and Robert Lewandowski scored a brace in Nou Camp
- The press in Spain has now torn Barcelona apart for being ‘poor’ and ‘weak’
- Ronald Koeman’s position will certainly come under more pressure after a loss
The press in Spain has torn apart Barcelona in the wake of their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich, labeling them ‘bad’ and ‘weak’.
The hosts put in a lackluster performance at the Camp Nou, failing to collect a single shot on target, putting even more pressure on boss Ronald Koeman.
After the game was completed with four teenagers on the field, this was labeled a rare positive, with the showing in every major newspaper.
Barcelona delivered a weak result in their defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League
Marca’s front page reads ‘poor Barcelona’ tearing the hosts to tears after their 3-0 loss
Marca’s front page shows a large photo of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller sharing a high-five, with both players inflicting damage on Bayern.
Their headline reads ‘Poor Barcelona’, and Bayern, now gaining a foothold under Julian Nagelsmann, have been described as ‘goal-hungry’.
Whistles to Sergi Roberto were also highlighted, as well as the ‘team of youngsters’ who took care of the rest of the draw.
The four teenagers who finished the game for Barcelona were considered the only positive
AS says ‘another bath’, referring to yet another damaging result for Barcelona against Bayern
AS, meanwhile, chose a recording of Lewandowski seemingly comforting Gerard Pique in Catalonia, and opted for the headline ‘Another bath’.
This points to yet another poor result for Barcelona against Bayern, and the publication insisted their opponents were ‘another step above’ the Blaugrana.
Both Pique and Koeman were “resigned” after the match, the outlet says, with the former’s comment that “this is what is now” was prominent.
The front page of Mundo Deportivo features a shot of Marc-Andre ter Stegen conceding one of the evening’s three goals, with the headline ‘Here’s what it is’.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice at Camp Nou, with both finishes typically predatory
Mundo Deportivo includes Gerard Pique’s comments on how ‘this is what there is’ for Barcelona
In the same vein as AS, this newspaper says that Pique and Koeman were on ‘the same page’ in their interviews after the game.
Barcelona were also labeled ‘impotent’ as Bayern showed their ‘superiority’ in the one-sided battle.
Koeman’s side have now lost three consecutive home games in European competition for the first time in their history, another unwelcome first in their new era.
Lewandowski slammed them to the sword and scored the second and third goals to seal the result with two predatory close-range finishes.
Pique (seen depressed during the match) gave a gloomy assessment of the team
But a rebellious Eric Garcia, who was deployed with Piqué as part of a back three, believes the final result was ‘unfair’.
“The first goal was bounced off me, the second goal came back from the post and fell to Lewandowski,” he said.
“I don’t think we should have lost with such a big deficit.
“If we didn’t have the ball enough in midfield, we would end up playing against Bayern – arguably the best team in Europe. We knew it was going to be very tough.’