Robert Lewandowski, author of 27 goals so far this season and top scorer in the Champions League with 9 goals, the same as Sébastien Haller with Ajax -both have scored in the five games of this group stage-, is undoubtedly the great danger of Bayern Munich. But if there is a player from the Bavarian team who is particularly good at Barça, this is it. Thomas muller. In fact, the German striker from 32 years is the black beast of the azulgrana team in the Champions League, since it is the player who the most goals (7) he has scored in his entire history in the highest continental competition. As if it weren’t enough, just a few days ago He did not hide that he wanted Barça after the “disappointment” by the choice of Leo Messi as the Ballon d’Or, to the detriment of Lewandowski.
“For me, too, this is a great motivation to put everything in the balance with the aim of bringing the Champions League back to Munich and to show the world of football what is happening. And, above all, what football German can offer. We have the next opportunity to do so next Wednesday in the Champions League game against FC Barcelona. Let’s tackle it!“, he sentenced MüllerAlthough he congratulated Messi, he made it clear that his teammate, Lewandowski, “would have deserved more this time.”
Barça is already warned anyway, since Of the 6 times that Müller has played the Barça team, he has scored in five, signing a total of 7 goals. The last, in the first round match of this group stage played in September, at the Camp Nou, where scored 0-1 after the first half hour of play. Lewandowski scored the other two goals from 0-3 that already left the path of the Catalans uphill in this Champions League.
Müller has scored in 5 of the 6 times he has faced Barça, with two doubles included
In the previous precedent, 2-8 in Lisbon In the quarterfinals to a single match of the 2019/20 Champions League, Müller also left his mark against Barça with a double, also opening the can again, in minute 4, and leaving things almost sentenced before the break with 1-4. It is not the only double of the German against the Catalans.
In another win to forget in the recent history of Barça, the 4-0 embedded in the first leg of the ‘semis’ in 2013 at the Allianz Arena, also scored the first and fourth goals for his team. He also saw goal in the match of back at the Camp Nou, signing the final 0-3, to seal the pass to the final, where Bayern defeated Dortmund to win their fifth Champions League. It was not enough his goal in the 3-2 in Munich of the return of ‘semis’ of the season 2014/15, the triplet with Luis Enrique. In fact, the first leg of that tie, that ended with a 3-0 at the Camp Nou with two goals from Messi and another from Neymar, is the only one that Müller has played against Barça in which he has not scored.
Müller against Barça
CHAMPIONS 2012/13 (Semifinals)
Bayern-Barça (4-0): 2 goals
Barça-Bayern (0-3): 1 goal
CHAMPIONS 2014/15 (Semifinals)
Bayern-Barça (3-2): 1 goal
CHAMPIONS 2019/20 (Quarterfinals)
Barça-Bayern (2-8): 2 goals
CHAMPIONS 2021/22 (Group stage)
Barça-Bayern (0-3): 1 goal