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Barcelona – Bayern (0-3): Barcelona buries its greatness | Champions League 2021

 Barcelona - Bayern (0-3): Barcelona buries its greatness |  Champions League 2021

Koeman’s self-conscious proposal doesn’t forestall one other derision in opposition to a a lot superior Bayern

The Bara footballers, earlier than the defeat in opposition to Bayern.ALBERT GEAREUTERS

The worst was not the defeat. Dropping is a part of this life. However it’s essential to differentiate between those that assume their inferiority by hiding their necks within the floor and people who attempt to insurgent in opposition to difficulties. The worth lies proper there.

This Barcelona of Koeman It’s within the gentle of each Bayern, as soon as once more an executioner, in addition to the remainder of the groups of the European bourgeoisie. Smash reaches to the final nook. However now he is castling within the compound. The ball now not serves him, simply run after it, accumulate males in his space and pray that the targets in opposition to don’t accumulate. It was three this time. I did not even shoot between the sticks of Neuer. And the younger individuals, who at all times look good for propaganda, didn’t seem till there was nothing to do. There was by no means greatness in cowardice.

If one thing is obvious to Koeman is that, if he has to die, he’ll make him happy with his legend and along with his tactical survival guide as a flag. Though the demons take their president away each time he sees a Barcelona line-up with three centrals. And with out that {photograph} of Johan cruyff that the coach has hanging in his workplace has rather more worth than that of the tribute to a time that he understands shouldn’t be his. What issues now could be to keep away from ridicule. It’s neither the best way nor does it get it.

Koeman would not give a rattling about interference from Laporta concerning the tactical drawing to make use of. So on the primary critical slope of the season he buried a 4-3-3 that, in his palms, has been of little use, to return to the theoretical safety of 3-5-2. Araujo and Eric Garca had been the bodyguards of Gerard piqu, for what Sergi Roberto, overwhelmed like by no means earlier than, and Jordi Alba, injured, started to undergo in entrance of Alphonso davies and Musiala. On the offensive entrance they appeared Memphis and, for the primary time, the large man Luuk de Jong. In different phrases, PSV Eindhoven’s ahead seven years in the past. After the goodbye of Messi and Griezmann and the jam on the nurse, that is what it’s.

Julian Nagelsmann, that precocious genius of the benches who moved with the nerve of a conductor within the technical space, had already warned the day earlier than that he knew what he would discover. It was not tough to guess. Koeman gave up his midfield, drove his defensive position of 5 effectively again and based mostly his fortunes on assaults that hardly lasted a breath. How lengthy the whistling took Luuk de Jong -who Laporta compares with Julio Salinas– or Memphis to unload a ball and discover that there might be nobody to go.

Such was Koeman’s obsession with not shedding his defensive composure that there was no approach his staff would generate a depressing superiority within the area kitchen.

And when Busquets or Sergi Roberto misplaced a ball the Germans had been gladly deployed. And so they did it with such musicality that they sounded just like the eight helicopters of Apocalypse Now in Vietnam to the beat of the Trip of the Valkyries from Wagner.

Though the ordinary factor was that the Bayern entered touching till the identical small space of ​​the Barcelona. Kimmich and Goretzka they pushed the playmakers as much as the nostril of Ter Stegen, that you simply solely see lumps with out realizing what to anticipate. And so got here the opening purpose. The previous wolf Mller he hit a ball. Eric Garcia He selected to show round, which induced a rebound that left Ter Stegen surprised and dejected. I saved two targets from Saint. However he could not hold outwitting destiny.

Koeman didn’t react till Bayern nailed him 0-2 within the daybreak of the second act. The bisoo Musiala, a torment for the Catalans, shot on the publish. And not one of the Bara’s three center-backs thought it handy to keep watch over probably the greatest strikers on the planet. Lewandowki, who has scored 18 consecutive video games, solely needed to push the online.

Then sure. Along with Coutinho, who left 9 months later to rehearse his ordinary shot, two 18-year-old boys broke in (Demir and Bucket, identical age because the more and more puzzled Pedri) and one other of 17 (Gavi). The followers needed to cheer up a bit, however Bayern, even strolling, ended the sport with Lewandowski celebrating 0-3. Bara should go to Lisbon to danger his life in opposition to Benfica. That is their combat.

Describing unhappiness was by no means straightforward. Ana Mara Matute he bought it in his writing: I’ve suffered rather a lot. A lot. However I’ve by no means been bored. Though there are occasions that I’d have modified it for a little bit of boredom. Not even that’s left for Barcelona. Gloomy With out soul.