Barcelona vs Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League LIVE Football Score 14 Sept 2021
ABOUT THE MATCH
Barcelona is going head to head with Bayern München starting on 14 Sept 2021 at 19:00 UTC at Camp Nou stadium, Barcelona city, Spain. The match is a part of the UEFA Champions League, Group E
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League quarter-final match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich was played on 14 August 2020 at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. Bayern, who later went on to become champions, won the match 8–2, making it the first time Barcelona had conceded eight goals in a game since 1946, when they lost 8–0 to Sevilla in the 1946 Copa del Generalísimo.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the match was played behind closed doors.
In the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League group stage, Bayern defeated Barca in both matches, 1–0 at ho and 2–1 awa en route to Bayern topping Group D while Barcelona finished third and failed to reach the knockout stage.
Bayern and Barca had met in four knockout ties since 2008–09 UEFA Champions League, which yielded 26 goals prior to this game. It is interesting that each time the eventual winner of the Bayern-Barca knockout tie would go on not only to win the UEFA Champions League, but also complete the continental treble, which also occurred in 2009, 2013 and 2015.
Barcelona won 5–1 on aggregate in the 2008–09 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Barca’s 4–0 win at Camp Nou in the first leg, with all goals scored in the first half, led Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer to remark “What I saw in the first half is, without doubt, the worst football in Bayern’s history”. Barca manager Pep Guardiola was sent off in the first leg for protesting a yellow card given to Lionel Messi, and had to watch the second leg from the standsThis defeat, as well as 0–1 home loss in a Bundesliga match against Schalke 04, eventually led to the sacking of Bayern manager Jürgen Klinsmann
The semi-finals of the 2012–13 competition saw Arjen Robben and Thomas Müller inspire Bayern to a 7–0 aggregate victory, to become the biggest win of the semi-finals on aggregate, including a 3–0 win at the Camp Nou[which was Barcelona’s last home defeat in European competition until a 3–0 loss on 8 December 2020 to Juventus.
The semi-finals of the 2014–15 competition saw Lionel Messi and Neymar as the key players in a 5–3 aggregate win over Bayern, a 3–0 win at the Camp Nou and then a 3–2 defeat at the Allianz ArenaBayern’s manager at the time was Pep Guardiola, who had previously managed Barca from 2008 to 2012.
Road to the quarter-final meeting
Both teams qualified for the knockout phase as winners of their respective groups. Both teams had also changed their coaches during the season, Bayern replaced Niko Kovač with Hansi Flick in November 2019while Barcelona replaced Ernesto Valverde with Quique Setién in January 2020 Barcelona had faced Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague; while Bayern, who faced Tottenham Hotspur, Olympiacos and Red Star Belgrade, won all six of their group matches, including an emphatic 7–2 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,scoring 24 goals and conceding just five. Barcelona faced Napoli in the round of 16 and won 4–2 on aggregate; while Bayern Munich beat Chelsea 7–1 on aggregate, with the second leg matches of both teams played behind closed doors due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The match was played on 14 August 2020 at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, as part of a single-elimination tournament, following UEFA’s decision to complete the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League and 2019–20 UEFA Europa League seasons, which had been halted since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, at neutral venues In the opening 10 minutes, Thomas Müller fired Bayern Munich ahead following a one-two with Robert Lewandowski. Shortly after, David Alaba sliced a cross from Jordi Alba into his own net to level the
scores, before Barcelona themselves missed two opportunities. Luis Suárez was denied by Manuel Neuer and Lionel Messi hit the post with a curling cross-shot. The following minutes took the match away from Barcelona, as Ivan Perišić smashed in a deflected shot in the 21st minute for Bayern, fed by a pass from Serge Gnabry, after a passing error from Sergi Roberto. Gnabry himself scored with a half volley straight shot from a chip through-ball by Leon Goretzka in the 27th minute, and Müller quickly added the fourth four minutes later from a cross by Joshua Kimmich.
In the 57th minute, a neat turn and finish from the centre of the box to the bottom-right corner by Suárez gave the Spanish side a glimmer of hope, but that proved premature, as Kimmich’s side-footed finish in the 63rd minute, connecting with a delivery from Alphonso Davies – who had beaten his marker, Nélson Semedo, at the edge of the box – made the scoreline 5–2 to the Germans. Bayern scored three goals in the closing 10 minutes of the match as in-form striker Lewandowski, who had been quiet for most of the second half, headed his 14th goal of the campaign from a close-range cross by Philippe Coutinho in the 82nd minute. Then Coutinho, who was on
loan to Bayern from Barcelona, made the scoreline 8–2 in the final moments of the match: first by taking advantage of a pass from Müller in the 85th minute with a right-footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom-left corner, followed by a left-footed shot from very close range to the bottom-left corner from a headed pass by substitute Lucas Hernandez in the 89th minute.