Barcelona will seek to break an adverse record against Bayern


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Barcelona will seek to break an adverse record against Bayern

The German team is one of the black beasts of the Catalans: they have never lost to the Catalans outside the Camp Nou in the Champions League.

You must be careful Barcelona before him Bayern, the black beast of the Barça team in Europe. So much so that the Barça fans have only managed to defeat the Bavarians on two occasions out of ten attempts, which is a very low record compared to the six wins presented by the Germans. Furthermore, the only times the Catalan team has claimed victory in this duel has always been at the Camp Nou.

Games played10
Victoriestwo
Tiestwo
Defeats6
Goals for14
Goals against18

Neither is the Camp Nou a guarantee of triumph, anyway. Bayern were the last team capable of dominating the Barcelona venue, back in 2013. Since then, seven years have passed and Barcelona has not conceded another defeat at home in the 35 games played, establishing a new ceiling of unbeaten at home in the Champions League. However, the Catalans fear that playing away from their people, as happened before Rome and Liverpool, could harm them too much.

Barça will play at the Estádio Da Luz against Bayern but will do so behind closed doors and without any support from their fans, which reminds the Catalans that five years have passed since the last time they overcame a European tie away from the Camp Nou, and even so that day they lost in the return leg as a visitor, precisely, against Bayern.

Season Competition Outcome
2015UCLBayern 3-2 Barcelona
2015UCLBarcelona 3-0 Bayern
2013UCLBarcelona 0-3 Bayern
2013UCLBayern 4-0 Barcelona
2009UCLBayern 1-1 Barcelona
2009UCLBarcelona 4-0 Bayern
1999UCLBarcelona 1-2 Bayern
1999UCLBayern 1-0 Barcelona
1997UEFABarcelona 1-2 Bayern
1997UEFABayern 2-2 Barcelona

At that time, Barcelona had only beaten Bayern once, thanks to a Leo Messi who scored two goals the year they won the sextete (4-0 in 2009).

With such a track record, it is even understandable that legends like Lothar Matthäus and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have belittled the level of current Barcelona and even Messi. It will be necessary to see if Barcelona breaks with these forecasts and manages to return to the semifinals.

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