NO REMONTADA Swept 3-0 on the lawn of Bayern on Wednesday, Barcelona finished 3rd in group E with 7 points, behind Munich (18 points) and Lisbon ( 8)

 Champions League & nbsp ;: Bar has come out of the group stages, unheard of for 20 years

En losing 3-0 on the lawn of Bayern Munich on December 8, 2021, FC Barcelona finds itself eliminated from the Champions League. – Matthias Schrader/AP/SIPA

This time it is certain & nbsp; & nbsp; nothing is going well at Bar & ccedil; a. The Catalan club has been again swept 3-0 by Bayern & agrave; Munich on Wednesday, for the last Champions League group day. Above all, he finds himself eliminated. from the group stage for the first time in 20 years. At the same time & agrave; this match, Benfica Lisbon has qualified. by losing Dynamo Kiev 2-0.

Yet before the kick-off, players wanted & ldquo; & ldquo; & nbsp; & nbsp; & ldquo; write the story & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; & rsquo; and snatch their ticket for the 8th on the ground of the Munich ogre. But the march was too high against the German club who no longer tilted. at home in the C1 group stage for eight years. Little consolation: & nbsp; Bar & ccedil; a will continue their continental journey in the Europa League, which they will join in the round of 16.

A & ldquo; for Xavi

With this very bad result, the post-match press conference did not take place. easy for Xavi. & ldquo; & ldquo; It & rsquo; s also a sacred blow for me. I would hope to compete a little more. It is a very hard, sad, very difficult situation. The reality tells us that we are not at the level. It & rsquo; s hard, but it & rsquo; s so. We are going to work to find the Bar & ccedil; a that we know as soon as possible, but things will have to be changed, that is clear. Today begins a new stage. We must rebel, & rdquo ;, recognized the coach of the Blaugrana.

On the pitch, Barcelona cashed & oacute; a first goal from Thomas M & uuml; ller, who signed & oacute; a lobbed head the resumption of a cross from Robert Lewandowski (34th). Then a second, a jewel of Leroy San & eacute;, who armed a heavy strike from 30 meters that Marc-Andr & eacute; Ter Stegen could not stop just before the break (43rd). And Jamal Musiala, served by Alphonso Davies, came to finish off the Catalans & agrave; the 62nd minute.

The bad memory of 2000-2001

Bar & ccedil; a, powerless, never succeeded; endanger the block of Julian Nagelsmann, already & agrave; insured of his qualification as first in group E. M & ecirc; me the French winger Ousmane Demb & eacute; finally holder after being barred; of his physical pests and which represented the only ounce of hope on this side; blaugrana, did not succeed alert Manuel Neuer. Now the Catalans are going to have to digest this harsh statistic: the last time the club were out eliminated From the group stage, it was at the start of the millennium, during the 2000-2001 season. He then finished 3rd in Group H behind AC Milan and Leeds.