Barcelona 0-3 Bayern: Lewandowski's double hands Munich victory at Camp Nou
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Barcelona 0-3 Bayern: Lewandowski's double hands Munich victory at Camp Nou

Bayern Munich proved to be stronger than Barcelona as they thrashed the Catalans 3-0 in the first Group stage match of the Champions League. 

Munich were settled in the game in the early exchanges, Leon Goretzka made an attempt from the outside box but the Barca goalkeeper saved it calmly. 

Barcelona responded well, Memphis Depay had the ball on the left side of the wing, delivered a searching cross. Ronald Araujo rose the highest but his header was too high and went above the bar.   

In the 34th minute, Munich took the lead through Thomas Muller, a goal that appeared to have taken a deflection on its way in. After a nice pass outside the box, Leroy Sane passed to Muller who unleashed a shot from outside the box and his effort went in. 

In the second half, Munich doubled its lead through Robert Lewandowski. Munich were on the attack, Musiala unleashed a shot that hit the post and fell kindly for Lewandowski, who tapped in the second.  

Five minutes to stoppage time, Munich had their third through Lewandowski who completed his brace with his left foot.

Munich are now at the top of Group E with three points while Barcelona are at the bottom with zero. In the other match of the group, Dynamo Kyiv settled for a goalless draw with SL Benfica. 

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