Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski scores twice as Bundesliga side eases to victory

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Revenge will have to wait for another day as Barcelona fell 0-3 to Bayern Munich in group-stage play in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

It was the first meeting between the sides since the 2019-20 quarterfinals, in which Bayern handed the Catalans their worst defeat in over half a century, so much of the pre-match talk was focused on Barca looking to exact a bit of vengeance on home soil in Tuesday's match.

Instead, it was more Bavarian domination as the German side looked in complete control throughout, getting a first-half goal from Thomas Muller and a pair from Robert Lewandowski to seal the three points on Matchday 1 of the continental competition.

The visitors opened the scoring in the 34th minute as Muller benefitted from a big deflection to leave Marc-André ter Stegen flat-footed in the Barca net. The goal came following a nice bit of one-touch football from Bayern just outside the penalty area, leading to Muller's shot from the top of the arc that took a fortuitous bounce off Barcelona defender Eric García and into the gaping net.

Die Roten would double their lead 10 minutes into the second half as Lewandowski poked home a rebound from point-blank range. The Polish striker remains lethal in front of goal, with the second-half strike extending his goal scoring streak to 18 games in all competitions with Bayern.

Lewandowski's first goal all-but sealed the result for the visiting side, who took their foot off the gas for much of the remainder of the match until the 33-year-old tallied his second in the dying moments of play. Bayern's in-form striker was the beneficiary of another big rebound, but still had plenty of work to do in rounding a prone defender before slotting the ball high into the back of the net.

The match ended with Barcelona registering zero shots on goal, extending the Blaugrana's misery against Lewandowski and Co.

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