Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich declared Barcelona simply can not handle the intensity of Europe’s top-tier teams after the five-time Champions League winners were knocked out from the group stages after a shameful 3-0 loss at the Allianz Arena.
Muller grabbed the game’s first goal, then Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala contributed to the goals to consign Barcelona to the Europa League in the new year.
The Catalan club will not be in the Champions League knockout stages for the very first time since 2003-04.
While talking to Uefa.com, Thomas Muller said
The Bayern player further buttressed the point that Barcelona can definitely not be written off technically and the quality of players
When Barca ended up winning their fourth Champions League trophy in nine years in 2015, they defeated Bayern in the semifinal, but since then, a significant drop has set in, largely driven by the financial crisis.
Bayern, on the other hand, has become a massive threat to Barcelona, having defeated them 8-2 in the quarterfinals in 2020 and 3-0 in both group stage matches this season.