Five key stats from Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich

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In a far from perfect outing, Barcelona hosted Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou for their first Champions League game with fans since the Coronavirus pandemic. The visitors demolished the home team, scoring three goals past their unflattering defence while conceding nothing.

Barça Universal runs the rule over some numbers that made the headline yesterday from Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich.

Ronald Koeman and his team keep breaking records that they do not want to touch with a five-foot pole. Yesterday was much of the same as Barcelona recorded their third consecutive home defeat in the UCL — all by a three-goal margin. (Barça 0-3 Juventus; Barça 1-4 PSG; Barça 3-0 Bayern)

In a similar manner, this was also the first time Barcelona have lost their opening match in the Champions League since losing 3-2 against Newcastle United in 1997.

Barcelona have only lost by a three or more goal margin at home five times in the Champions League. Two of those have come against Bayern Munich, including the one yesterday. Moreover, Koeman has been the manager in three of those five games.

While Barça’s defence was far from up to the task of containing the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, and Leon Goretzka, the team did not make many strides on the attacking front either, failing to take a shot on target.

Usually, the team with more possession clock a less collective distance of running at the end of the game, but yesterday was quite different. Despite having 52% possession, Bayern ran 124 kilometres, 15 more than Barcelona.

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