Lessons to learn for Barcelona and Xavi
Barcelona took on Bayern Munich in the Champions League once more and again failed to win at the home of the Bavarian giants. The visitors did come much closer this time around but will need to learn from this game if they are to taste success this season. Xavi’s side enjoyed a great start and dominated the first half. Robert Lewandowski was uncharacteristically wasteful in front of goal, while Pedri also missed some good chances to break the deadlock.
Xavi has been tinkering with his defense all season and named another new backline for the trip to Bayern. Marcos Alonso was in from the start, Andreas Christensen partnered Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde was back at right-back. The decision to go with Alonso was something of a surprise but the Chelsea left-back enjoyed a solid showing, at least until the first goal went in. Continue reading