The Barça is on another level

Barcelona is on another level. The azulgranas have once again shown in Europe that they are candidates for full titles and they want to do that through the front door: with enough victories. At the moment they count their games this season for wins and against Bayern they once again showed that despite the significant losses (Alexia, Mariona or Hansen) they are a team from another planet. They passed a Bayern who held on even with some approach for the first half, but succumbed in the second as Geyse opened the scoring as soon as he started. Great goals from Aitana and Pina and a celebration in a Camp Nou with 46,947 spectators, breaking another record, this time from the group stage.

Barcelona went all out. The Catalans wanted to come out of the Camp Nou as heroines again with another great entrance at the Barcelona coliseum and as soon as they started, Aitana and Geyse gave serious warnings to a Bayern on two occasions that they wanted to, but saw themselves outdone. The azulgranas felt at ease, with Crnogorcevic entering very well on the right, Pina in the middle, Aitana conducting the orchestra and Geyse reaching everyone. But Bayern also caused damage with spaces. The first was for Bühl, but his shot hit the side of the net. They were rare occasions, but it was noticeable that the Bavarians had dynamite upstairs. Stanway had to dodge the first after a shot from an all-over Aitana. Barcelona dominated, Bayern waited for their chance. The academy player got another very clear chance that got very little high while she had two arrivals in the other area. Barcelona was learning, Bayern tried to have more possession. And in the final stretch Grohs had to appear, first dodging Mapi’s Olympic target, then with a save on Aitana. Goalless, but with the feeling that Barcelona deserved more, the break was reached.

In the first play of the second half, Rolfö came in from the left, switched to the other flank where Crnogorcevic assisted Geyse first, who made it 1-0. The German wall fell and Barcelona knew that now Straus’s had to leave more room. Barcelona was comfortable and wanted more. For example, Rolfö went back to the left with half an hour to go and his back pass was fired into the back of the net by Aitana with a great first shot. Well-deserved award for the youth squad, which was the engine of the team. Bayern tried to show a little, but Barcelona did not allow anything. And, to put the icing on the cake, in minute 67 Pina pulled off a great goal with a shot from outside the penalty area that he sent to the same side. The Camp Nou was a party and Giráldez started moving the bench. Salma made his debut in the Champions League, Bruna enjoyed Camp Nou shortly afterwards. Barcelona didn’t want to draw blood and yet a shot from Aitana missed and Oshoala enjoyed two good chances, but the Nigerian missed. Bayern did not throw in the towel, they at least wanted the goal of honour. But it didn’t come. Barcelona wins again at Camp Nou and shows another sign of its power. Another Barça party, which will be full this year…

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