Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann creates history after knocking out Barcelona from the Champions League
Julian Nagelsmann during a match.
Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has made history and also set a Champions League record by beating Barcelona for a record four times. He became the first coach to beat Barcelona four times in the Champions League after Jose Mourinho who had three wins against the Catalan giants.
The 35-year-old German manager joined Bayern Munich two years ago from RB Leipzig after Hansi Flick signed for the Germany national side role and has guided his team to four back-to-back victories against Barcelona. Last year Barcelona was also drawn into the same group as Bayern Munich and lost both group matches.
This year Barcelona signed Bayern’s deadliest weapon, Lewandowski, and still couldn’t get any change of fortunes as they lost both the group matches yet again. Although Lewandowski has performed immensely and helped his new club reach new heights but the injuries and their defensive casualties still continue to haunt the club.
Is Bayern Munich the clear favorite for this year’s Champions League?
Bayern Munich has by far looked as one of the firm title contenders for this year’s Champions League making it five wins out of five. They are the only team alongside Napoli to have maintained a perfect record in the group stages of the competition and looks to finish with a perfect record.
After the sale of Lewandowski, fans were worried about the striker position as the club still doesn’t have a proper striker with Sadio Mane playing as a false nine. And Choupo-Moting filling in the position mostly coming off the bench, it is more than impressive for a club to score 30+ goals without a striker.