Champions League: Xavi blows hot as Bayern Munich dump Barcelona out


Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez, was an angry man as they lost 3-0 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Xavi has said their early exit should serve as a point of inflection.

Goals from Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala earned Bayern Munich a 3-0 win at the Allianz Arena and condemned Barca to a place in the Europa League in the New Year.

It’s the first time since 2003-04, when Barca were in the UEFA League, that the Catalan club will not be in the knockout stages of the Champions League, a competition they have won five times.

Xavi, who replaced Ronald Koeman as coach in November, conceded that the loss in Munich served as a wake-up call to the scale of the task facing him.

“Bayern dominated us,” he said. “We always want to dominate but it was the opposite here. We must demand more. We’re Barca. This must be a point of inflection to change the dynamic and many more things.

“This is the Champions League, but this is also our reality. It’s the situation we’re in. I’m angry. This is the reality and it pisses me off. We have to tackle it face on. There’s nothing else for it.

“A new era starts today. We start from zero. Our objective is the Champions League, not the Europa League but that is our reality now and we have to try and win it.”

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