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.
Robert Lewandowski scores his second and Bayern's third 🎯 pic.twitter.com/VdhYjRPlS0— DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) September 14, 2021
The match ended with Barcelona registering zero shots on goal, extending the Blaugrana's misery against Lewandowski and Co.