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Bavarian Podcast Works: Postgame Show — FC Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich (Champions League)

We discuss Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over Barca at the Spotify Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona v FC Bayern München: Group C - UEFA Champions League Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

So Bayern Munich went to the Camp Nou and won 3-0. Fortress? Not really. FC Barcelona could barely manage a chance as they struggled to break down a much more solid Bayern side than the one we saw at the Allianz Arena a month ago. Robert Lewandowski barely got a look in as Julian Nagelsmann’s system neutralized the new lineup chosen by Xavi to reverse Barca’s flagging fortunes in the Champions League.

Here are our talking points from the game:

  • Xavi’s weird lineup and how it was intended to influence the game.
  • A quick recap of what went down.
  • Player-by-player performance ratings. How good is Choupo-Moting right now?
  • Is Jamal Musiala’s recent quietness a cause for worry?
  • Unintentional fouls from Bayern Munich — Anthony Taylor’s fault or a real concern?
  • Compliments to the defense today. How Matthijs de Ligt and Dayot Upamecano shone against Barcelona.
  • How Nagelsmann’s risky defensive system puts a ton of pressure on defenders to make the right decisions each time.
  • Ending the pod with one final criticism.

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