Winning in Munich is not an easy task. It will not be for Barça Xavi, as it was not for Cruyff, Van gaal, Guardiola, Tito vilanova or Luis Enrique, the five technicians of the Barça team who played in Munich and failed to return home with a victory. The balance in those five games is three defeats and two draws, although on two occasions Barça came with the tie and the first draw left a great taste in the mouth.
The first time that Barça played in Munich was in the 95-96 season, the last of Johan cruyff on the bench. The Barça team traveled to Germany with many losses in defense and the Dutchman opted for a starting eleven with seven homegrown players and then another three came from the bench. Pep Guardiola He played as an improvised center-back and Barça achieved a valuable draw at two, although the Germans won at the Camp Nou.
Neither could Barça win in Munich Van gaal in 1998, already with Xavi as the starter. The one of Guardiola drew in 2009 on the way to Rome (1-1) after having beaten 4-0 in the first leg, something similar to what happened to the team of Luis Enrique, which before the final in Berlin lost in Munich by the minimum (3-2), but had won in the first leg 3-0. The worst defeat was taken by the team of Tito vilanova in 2013, they were beaten 4-0, a result that was added to the 0-3 in Barcelona.
Xavi, present in four of the five
Except in the visit of the year 96, in the other four Xavi Hernandez he was always in the field. In three of them as the owner and in that of Luis Enrique coming off the bench to replace Iniesta.