Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona suffered their first of the new season following the 2-0 defeat to home team Bayern Munich in the Champions League. The five-time European champions were unbeaten in their first six games of the season before the Bayern game.
Barcelonaare second on the Spanish La Liga log at the moment after recording four wins and one draw from their five games in the competition this season. They are two points off league leaders and arch rivals Real Madrid on the table. In addition to an unbeaten start to the season, Barcelona started their Champions League group stage campaign this season with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Viktoria Plzen buoyed by the three goals from new signing Robert Lewandowski. The Polish international scored his first hat-trick as a Barcelona player on the back of his €50m transfer from German champions Bayern Munich last month. The Calatan giants were on a six-game unbeaten run at the start of the season before the Bayern Munich game at the Allianz Arena this week.
German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have had the upper hand in recent Champions League meetings with Barcelona with a record of four wins, two draws and one defeat from seven games. The Bavarian giants made it five wins, two draws and one defeat from eight gameswith the 2-0 win in their latest meeting on Tuesday night courtesy the goals from Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane. Frenchman Hernandez and German star Sane scored within four second half minutes to leadBayern to a crucial victory at the expense of Barcelona. Hernandez scored the opener five minutes into the second half before Sane added the second goal four minutes later.
Barcelona would be hoping to bounce back from the defeat to Bayern when they take on Elche at home in the league this weekend.