Bayern Munich left behind in their first Champions League game against Barcelona on Tuesday when they scored three goals without a response.
Before the game, it was all about how Bayern Munich destroyed Barcelona in the two teams’ last game.
While little suggested that a Barcelona team could compete with Bayern Munich without Lionel Messi, the way Bayern won was impressive.
Julian Nagelsmann’s team barely worked up a sweat as they relied on a goal from Thomas Müller and a brace from Robert Lewandowski to score a 3-0 win away.
Several Bayern Munich players impressed during the night. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the top five players on the German team against Barcelona.
The 5 best FC Bayern Munich players after their 3-0 win against Barcelona at Camp Nou
# 5 Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano showed a dominant performance for Bayern Munich as he hardly let anyone pass him.
Although Barcelona threatened to put in some early passes behind Upamecano and Bayern Munich’s high defensive line, the Frenchman managed it without much effort.
The Dutch duo Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong had a bit of early possession. However, they couldn’t disturb Upamecano, who comfortably intercepted anything that came in his way.
With speed and physicality up his sleeve, the 22-year-old already looks like a really good buy. He finished the game with four tackles, four interceptions, and a success rate of 89%.
# 4 Leon Goretzka
Leon Goretzka looks like the monster that Hansi Flick created when he led FC Bayern Munich to a triple in the 2019/21 season.
The former Schalke midfielder never stopped running and putting pressure on the Barcelona players when they had the ball. In the middle of the park he stubbornly presented himself next to Joshua Kimmich.
Goretzka’s pressing meant that Bayern Munich scored a lot of ball losses in midfield. He managed more interceptions (five) than any other player on the field and was an important figure for Bayern.
If the German stays fit throughout the season, Bayern Munich will have an impressive midfield that could potentially fight for a seventh Champions League title.