Giráldez’s men suffer the first defeat of the season
MADRID, Dec. 7 (.) –
Barça Femení conceded their first defeat of the season this Wednesday when they fell (3-1) against Bayern Munich on the fourth day of the Champions League, within Group D, where they paid for a bad start and suffered from the German forcefulness in their chances.
Those of Jonatan Giráldez went from less to more but the reaction was not enough, after conceding two goals in 10 minutes at a start with failures behind. Later, when the culé team took over the game, the Germans punished with the 3-0 score on 60′.
A wake-up call for the Catalans or a bad day in defense and due to a lack of aim. Barça, leader of the Finetwork Liga F with 11 victories in 11 games, gave away disorderly first on the right wing and then on the left with two very similar goals, from Buhl and Magull in the first 10 minutes at the Allianz Arena.
The local pressure made it difficult for Barca to leave the game and increased the visitors’ doubts in the first half. Barça found themselves on their way to the locker room, with chances from Crnogorcevic and Aitana Bonmatí, playing better up front and gradually closing in on a Bayern side that had generated a lot of sense of danger in addition to the 2-0 draw.
The resumption confirmed the improvement of Giráldez’s men, working the midfield as they had not been able to do in 45 minutes, and adding chances from the opening bars with Aitana and Bronze. The Spanish international ended up frustrated by her lack of aim, as did Crnogorcevic, as Bayern made it 3-0.
The German team stole in the center, went down the right wing and the cross to the far post was finished off by Schuller’s net. The blow was intended to be critical at Barça, but Geyse’s pressure on the rival goal left it 3-1 after five minutes. Geyse herself had two other good chances and the Barça team turned their attack on.
However, the European champion in 2021 and finalist last year was not even right to press with the second, with a Bayern very different from that of the Camp Nou two weeks ago (3-0) and that encouraged Group D equaling nine points to the Catalans, for the 6 from Benfica and zero from Rosengard. Those of Giráldez, who were looking for the mathematical ticket to the quarterfinals, will have to wait although the crosses are not in danger after only the first setback of the course.