Barcelona continued their excellent begin to the Champions League group phases with a tough fought 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich at Camp Nou on Thursday night.
The hosts turned in a flowing crew efficiency, however have been made to work for his or her win after being held within the first 45 by a sturdy Bayern facet.
Second half objectives from Geyse, Aitana Bonmati and Claudia Pina finally broke Bayern’s resolve to go away Barcelona in prime place to qualify for the knockout phases.
Barcelona burst out of the blocks, with a final ditch Georgia Stanway deal with and wonderful Maria Grohs save wanted to maintain out Bonmati after which Geyse contained in the opening exchanges.
Barca have made a behavior of fully blowing groups away on this season’s competitors, hitting 13 objectives throughout their opening two group stage fixtures, and it appeared in the event that they bought one, the floodgates would open. Regardless of their early stress, they have been largely left pissed off within the first half by a defensively disciplined Bayern.
Bonmati fired a whisker over from the sting of the field and drew a terrific one-handed save from Grohs because the opening 45 completed goalless.
Having finished so nicely to maintain Barca at bay within the first half, Bayern conceded simply two minutes after the break. Fridolina Rolfo offered the cross, and Ana-Maria Crnogorčević intelligently nodded the ball throughout aim for Geyse to move residence.
Rolfo was once more instrumental because the hosts doubled their benefit 12 minutes later, selecting out Bonmati with a reduce, and the Barcelona midfielder effortlessly discovered the underside nook with a primary time, pinpoint end.
Pina added a luxurious third simply after the hour mark, rocketing an effort into the highest nook from the sting of the realm as Barcelona finally cruised to a deserved victory.
GK: Sandra Panos – 6/10 – Did not have an important deal to do as Barcelona largely dominated.
RB: Lucy Bronze (83′ for Torrejon)- 7/10 – Did not put a foot flawed defensively and drove Barca ahead together with her directness.
CB: Mapi Leon – 6/10 – Nook deliveries have been initially somewhat disappointing, however turned in a stable efficiency and allowed Barca to construct nicely from the again.
CB: Irene Paredes – 6/10 – Did not have an enormous quantity to do defensively. Environment friendly in possession.
LB: Fridolina Rolfö – 9/10 – Offered the essential deliveries for Barcelona’s first and second objectives with a cross and good reduce. The left flank was a continuing menace for Barca.
CM: Keira Walsh (77′ for Engen) – 8/10 – Born to play for Barcelona. Ruthlessly environment friendly in possession, outrageous in tight areas.
CM: Aitana Bonmati (83′ for Vilamala) – 9/10 – Completely in all places with a wise, intricate motion. Excellent on the ball to maintain Barcelona ticking over, made her well-taken aim look simple.
CM: Patri Guijarro – 7/10 – Largely saved below wraps within the first half, however produced the terrific go to interrupt the strains and ship Rolfo away for Barcelona’s second aim
RW: Ana-Maria Crnogorčević – 7/10 – Headed over a golden likelihood within the first half. Well headed throughout the face of aim to the unmarked Geyse for Barca’s opener.
FW: Geyse (69′ for Oshoala) – 8/10 – Had an enormous likelihood within the opening exchanges however was denied by Grohs. Opened the scoring with a header and picked out Pina for Barca’s third
LW: Clàudia Pina (69′ for Paralluelo) – 8/10 – Added a 3rd for Barcelona with a shocking particular person aim, discovering the highest nook with a rasping effort from vary.
SUB: Salma Paralluelo (69′ for Pina) – 6/10
SUB: Asisat Oshoala (69′ for Geyse) – 6/10
SUB: Ingrid Engen (77′ for Walsh) – 6/10
SUB: Marta Torrejón (83′ for Bronze) – 6/10
SUB: Bruna Vilamala (83′ for Bonmati) – 6/10
GK: Maria Grohs – 6/10 – Produced an enormous save early on to disclaim Geyse, and improbable cease to maintain out Bonmati. Crushed at her close to submit for Barca’s second.
RB: Maximiliane Rall (90′ for Bragstad)– 4/10 – Struggled to cope with the vigorous Rolfo, with Barcelona’s first two objectives coming down the Bayern proper.
CB: Tainara – 6/10 – Held agency defensively within the first half, however query marks over the Bayern marking for the primary aim, with Barcelona allowed two free headers within the Bayern field.
CB: Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir – 5/10 – A resilient first half efficiency, however misplaced Geyse for Barcelona’s first aim, and gave Pina far an excessive amount of area for Barca’s third.
LB: Carolin Simon – 6/10 – Put in an enormous defensive shift and had an actual battle with Crnogorčević.
CM: Lina Magull (74′ for Kumagai) – 6/10 – Ran her coronary heart out and helped frustrate Barca within the first, however in the end unable to deal with Barca’s dynamic midfield trio.
CM: Georgia Stanway – 7/10 – Made an important final ditch deal with to maintain out Bonmati early within the first half, and helped Bayern get out of the Barca press very well on quite a lot of events – a probing cross discipline go within the first half was an actual spotlight.
CM: Sarah Zadrazil – 7/10 – Did such a great defensive job on Patri, notably within the first half, and helped Bayern robustly harry, press and frustrate Barca.
RW: Franziska Kett (60′ for Lohmann) – 5/10 – Handed her first Champions League begin on the age of simply 18, however largely unable to have a big impact on the sport. Did not supply a substantial amount of safety to assist halt the marauding Rolfo.
ST: Lea Schuller (74′ for Laurent) – 5/10 – Largely left to feed off scraps as Bayern spent massive intervals of the sport absorbing stress.
LW: Klara Buhl – 5/10 – Hit the facet netting within the opening 10 minutes, however in any other case unable to go away an enduring attacking affect on proceedings.
SUB: Sydney Lohmann (60′ for Kett) – 5/10
SUB: Saki Kumagai (74′ for Magull) – 5/10
SUB: Emelyne Laurent (74′ for Schuller) – 5/10
SUB: Emilie Bragstad (90′ for Rall) N/A