Xavi Hernandez, as Barcelona coach commented on the result of the match against Bayern Munich in the last matchday of Group E of the 2021-2022 Champions League. Finding the match ended in a minor that brought Barcelona to the Europa League, Xavi said that his team had actually shown their best.
As is known, Barcelona lost to Bayern Munich when they competed at the Allianz Arena, Thursday (9/12/2021) early morning WIB. The game ended with a score of 0-3.
In this match, Barcelona is actually faced with a situation of having to win. If not, they are in danger of being eliminated from the Champions League and must continue to the Europa League.
However, Barcelona actually made no move in the hands of Bayern Munich. They must recognize Bayern’s advantage, due to goals scored by Thomas Muller in the 34th minute, Leroy Sane (43), and Jamal Musiala (62).
With this result, Barcelona is in third place in the final group standings, with 7 points. They are only 1 point adrift of Benfica, who snatched victory over Dynamo Kiev.
As a result, Barcelona will play in the Europa League. This is the third time they have appeared in this competition, as Barcelona has appeared in this competition in the 2000-200 and 2003-2004 seasons.
Finding this result, Xavi Hernandez said that his team had shown their best. However, Bayern is indeed superior in all lines. He was unable to give reasons why his team played so badly against Bayern.
“They played more dominantly than us. They are superior. We’ve tried our best. We put pressure and took the ball. But, they are stronger,” said Xavi, as quoted from the official UEFA website, Thursday (9/12/2021).