Bayern Munich doubled the wounds of its Spanish guest Barcelona and ousted it early from the group stage of the European Champions League for the first time in 21 years, after beating it 3-0 on Wednesday in the sixth (last) round of the fifth group matches of the group stage of the continental competition, Which also witnessed the Portuguese Benfica’s 2-0 victory over its Ukrainian guest, Dynamo Kiev.
Barcelona had to beat Bayern, who had qualified for the playoffs early in the competition since the fourth round, in order to grab the second seat in that group in the round of 16 without waiting for the result of facing Benfica and Dinamo, but the loss suffered by the Catalan team at the Allianz Arena. He overthrew his dreams of continuing the competition, which he won 5 times, to move to the European League this season.
Bayern raised its score to 18 points at the top of the group, achieving the full mark, after winning all six of its matches in the group stage, 10 points ahead of its closest rivals Benfica, who accompanied it to the round of 16, while Barcelona’s balance froze at 7 points in third place. Dynamo Kiev remained at the bottom of the standings with one point.
Despite Bayern’s great victory, in the match that took place at (Allianz Arena) without an audience, it was achieved with minimal effort, after its players competed in wasting many easy opportunities during the two halves of the match.
Thomas Muller opened the scoring for Bayern in the 34th minute, while Leroy Sane added the second goal for the German team in the 43rd minute, and Jamal Musiyala secured the third goal in the 62nd minute.
With this victory, Bayern continued to beat Barcelona for the fourth consecutive match in the tournament, while the Spanish team has been unable to achieve any victory over its German rival since May 6, 2015.
Barcelona was looking forward to continuing its career in the Champions League in order to reduce the frustration experienced by its players and fans due to its poor results in the Spanish League in its first season without its Argentine star Lionel Messi, who left him last summer for Paris Saint-Germain in a free transfer deal, to come this exit, To double the club’s surgeon, who is trying to get out quickly from that stumble.
In the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, Benfica won an easy 2-0 victory over its guest, Dynamo Kiev.
Benfica advanced through Ukrainian Roman Yarimchyuk in the 16th minute, while Brazilian Gilberto Junior added the second goal in the 22nd minute.