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Champions: Barcelona falls even lower in Europe | Champions League 2021

 Champions: Barcelona falls even lower in Europe |  Champions League 2021

The Barça team loses its place in the continental elite and will play the Europa League after a new beating against Bayern. Those of Xavi Hernández did not discuss his collapse.

Barcelona players after a Bayern goal.AP

There are no more tears to cry. Even the saddest stories are normalized. The Barcelona He has been exploring the frontiers of the twilight for years. It went from inexplicable defeats to landslides that ceased to surprise anyone. But the fall is not over yet. Neither is embarrassment. As if Dante’s hell still had new rings to fall through. This Barça was separated from a slap from the European elite by a Bayern who beat them with their hands in their pockets. He lost in icy Munich and without an audience to show his miseries. He did not even have to glance sideways at the triumph of the Benfica against Dinamo to confirm that his punishment will be the Europa League. Who knows if another is waiting there Way of the Cross.[Narración y estadísticas: 3-0]

If anyone thought that Bayern would pave the way by being already classified as first in the group and with important absences such as those of Kimmich and GoretzkaYou may never have understood the idiosyncrasies of this team. Everything competes. It devours everything. In that insatiable appetite lies his greatness. So they formed six of the 2-8 starters with which the Bavarians subdued Barça in Da Luz. And seven with respect to the team that thrashed the Catalans (0-3) this season at the Camp Nou. Getting beaten up in front of the Bavarians is just a habit.

Xavi Hernandez he insists on changing things based on a philosophy that footballers must adapt to, never the other way around. Although the raw material is so limited that this is leading to the shame being exposed again and again.

In the absence of pure extremes and to square the 4-3-3, Xavi used one of the last resources devised by Ronald Koeman to open the field. He placed as the extreme right Sergiño Dest, although this would lead the band to oppose Dembélé, who held a starting job for the first time this season. Araujo and Jordi Alba were the laterals. The party plan ended in disaster.

Limitations in attack

Sergiño Dest suffered the same limitations as during the Koeman era. He is not a footballer trained to face in the band or to cause danger in someone else’s area. He was barely seen in an attempted shot to pass from Dembélé in which he did not know how to attack the ball. The French winger, meanwhile, was trying to produce something. But to think that he must be the hope of this team goes far beyond recklessness. He runs, dribbles and shows off his Guadian profile. But the drama always awaits in decision making.

Of course, it does not help Dembélé that Barça does not have anyone who is capable of finishing. The team has scored two goals in six Champions League games. Because Memphis, who has not yet seen a door in Europe, spends his life away from the area and trying to get the balls down. There the tragedy.

So Barça sank once Alphonso davies began to martyr in his lane. Dest did not follow him, Araujo could not bear him, and that right corner was once again the hole of lamentations. It is on that side where Barça loses the most blood.

There he caught Lewandowski the ball and set out to hypnotize Pique with how many breaks he wanted. He didn’t even have to dial to hurt. He focused on the area and Müller, always with bloodshot eyes when he faces Barça, he caught the first goal. Mingueza, who shortly before had replaced a Jordi Alba who played injured, nor did he bother the German devil. Araujo tried to get the ball out under sticks. But he could do nothing.

Müller celebrates Bayern’s first goal.EPA-EFE

Barça no longer raised its head. He gave up no matter how much an hour left to play. There was no more to see Ter Stegen trying to stop the distant shot of Sané at 0-2 before the break. It was the goalkeeper for the ball too late, as if he had lost all hope of being that goalkeeper who saved matches. Ter Stegen does not change the gesture. He never twists his neck and appears firm. Goals are a punishment that he carries inside.

Xavi tried to react by getting rid of Dest so that Nico will try to compete in the center of the field. But nothing changed. Alphonso Davies continued to fly. He easily surpassed Araujo and allowed Musiala take the 3-0. The punishment was not greater because Bayern decided to stop.

Dawned Joan Laporta putting candles in the Munich Cathedral. Night fell grieving the reality of a Barcelona that does not provide for more than for the subsoil of Europe.

Reference from elmundo