- Barcelona had a lame performance in their defeat by Bayern Munich
- Thomas Muller nets and Robert Lewandowski nets No Camp . made a brace in
- The press in Spain is now torn apart at Barcelona for being ‘poor’ and ‘weak’
- Ronald Koeman’s position is bound to come under more pressure after the loss
The press in Spain has labeled Barcelona ‘poor’ and ‘weak’ after Bayern Munich lost the Champions League 3-0.
The hosts gave a lame performance at Nou Camp, and failed to score a single shot on target, resulting in increased pressure on boss Ronald Koeman.
After the game ended with four teenagers on the pitch, it was selected as a rare positive, with the performance being criticized in every major newspaper.
Barcelona performed limping in their defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League
The front page of the Marca read ‘Poor Barcelona’ and the hosts were in tears after the 3-0 defeat.
The front page of the marca shows a large picture of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller, with both players facing losses for Bayern.
Their title read ‘Poor Barcelona’, and Bayern, now finding their feet under Julian Nagelsmann, were described as ‘goal-hungry’.
Also highlights were the ‘team of youth’, with the whistle blowing towards Sergi Roberto, which saw the rest of the tie.
The four teenagers who finished the game for Barcelona were seen as the only positives.
AS says ‘another bath’ in reference to another damaging result for Barcelona against Bayern
Meanwhile, AS opted for a shot from Lewandowski comforting Gerard Pique in Catalonia, and opted for the title ‘Another Bath’.
The reference is yet another poor result for Barcelona against Bayern, and the publication insisted that their opponents were ‘again one step up’ from Blaugrana.
Both Pick and Koman “resigned” after the match, the outlet says, with the former’s comment that “this is what it is” prominently.
The front page of Mundo Deportivo is a shot from Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who conceded one of three goals in the evening, titled ‘It’s what’s there’.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice at the Neue Camp, with both finishes generally violent.
Mundo Deportivo displays Gerard Pique’s comments that ‘this is what it is’ for Barcelona
Similar to AS, this newspaper states that Pique and Koman were ‘on the same page’ in post-match interviews.
Barcelona were also slammed as ‘impotent’, as Bayern showed their ‘superiority’ in one-sided fights.
Koman’s team has now lost three consecutive home games in European competition for the first time in their history, another unwanted first in their new era.
Lewandowski put them on the sword, scoring second and third goals to seal the result with two close hunter finishes.
Pique (looking sad during the game) gave a disappointing assessment of the team.
But a defiant Eric Garcia, who was fielded as part of a back three with the pick, believes the end result was ‘unfair’.
He said, ‘The first goal went from my side, the second went back from the post and fell to Lewandowski.’
I don’t think we should have lost with such a big score.
‘If we didn’t put the ball high enough in midfield, at the end of the day, we were playing Bayern – probably the best team in Europe. We knew it was going to be really tough.