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Bavarian Podcast Works Postgame Show: Talking points from Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over FC Barcelona

We discuss how Bayern Munich dismantled a hapless Barca side that seemed to have no answers.

FC Barcelona v Bayern München: Group E - UEFA Champions League Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

The Champions League is underway and Bayern Munich have started their campaign with a big win. Barcelona may not be what it used to be, but this 3-0 was more comfortable than most would’ve expected, given the fact that the game was played away at the Camp Nou, and Bayern had a grueling schedule coming into this one. Still, Nagelsmann’s boys dispatched their Catalan counterparts with relative ease, recording a precious clean sheet in the process.

Here are our talking points from the game:

  • Dayot Upamecano and how Nagelsmann made the defense impregnable.
  • How Nagelsmann made adjustments to counter Koeman’s 3-5-2.
  • Analyzing how Bayern maintained the intensity while playing through fatigue.
  • Why Jamal Musiala had an extremely tough time vs the Catalans.
  • How Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller seem underutilized by Nagelsmann so far.
  • Bayern’s midfielders had a bad time against Barca’s 3-5-2, and why Nagelsmann shares the blame.
  • Barcelona fans are more than justified in their dislike of Ronald Koeman — his tactics were way too negative and he doesn’t seem to have a vision for the team.

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