The 2021 Ballon d’Or Striker of the Year Award winner Robert Lewandowski who left Bayern Munich for Barcelona last summer was on Tuesday night beaten by his former club in their second Group C match in the 2022/2023 Champions League fixture.
The game has seen the 34-year-old make a return to the Allianz Arena for the first time since his €50 million (£42.5m) move to Camp Nou last summer.
Amazingly, the former Borussia Dortmund striker has made an impressive start to life at the Catalan giant scoring seven goals in nine games so far.
Meanwhile, many may have thought that Barca’s latest acquisition of Lewandowski could finally change the fortune of the La Liga giants who have never won an official match away to Bayern on the night, but it was not meant to be as their wait for victory at Allianz Arena goes on.
National Daily gathered that Lewandowski made a quick exit at his former Allianz Arena ground after the game that saw Bayern occupy the top spot of Group C as second-half goals from Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane sealed victory for the Bundesliga champions.
There was no doubt that the Polish and his new teammates have endured a difficult outing as Barcelona were once again beaten 2-0 on a cruel night.
Sadly, Lewandowski was unable to make an impact against his former club as a glaring miss from close range by his standards in the 18th minute set the tone for a miserable evening.
According to Bild, Lewandowski left the stadium quickly after Barca’s defeat, while his only words to reporters after the game were, ‘it wasn’t that easy’.
Meanwhile, Xavi said he is ‘angry and proud’ after the loss to Bayern Munich and believes his Barcelona side did not deserve to lose the game.
‘I think we were better in many ways, we matched them physically, we dominated the ball. But you can’t let them off that much. The feeling is that you dominate, but you lose. Learning is hard,’ said Xavi.
‘I’m angry. Angry and proud too. We were better, but this is about winning. They are already built [as a team] and we’re in the process. We have to improve.
‘The result is bad. The process is very good. You have to minimize errors. We failed a lot, there was a lack of effectiveness. The game was very good, but I’m upset, it was an opportunity to win in this place once and for all.