Robert Lewandowski admits Bayern Munich return ‘wasn’t easy’ after Barcelona’s Champions League defeat

Robert Lewandowski made a quick exit at the Allianz Arena after enduring a difficult night as Bayern Munich sealed a 2-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League.
Bayern moved to the top of Group C as second-half goals from Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane sealed victory for the German champions.
Lewandowski, meanwhile, was back at the Allianz Arena for the first time since his €50 million (£42.5m) to Barcelona this summer.
The 34-year-old has made an impressive start to life at Barca with seven goals in nine games so far.
But 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’.

Julian Nagelsmann hugged Robert Lewandowski after Barcelona’s defeat (Getty)

Meanwhile, Xavi said he is ‘angry and proud’ after the loss to Bayern Munich and believes his Barcelona side did now no longer deserve to lose the game.
‘I think we were higher 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, then again you lose. Learning is hard,’ stated Xavi.
‘I’m angry. Angry and proud too. We had been better, alternatively this is about winning. They are already built [as a team] and we’re in the process. We have to improve.
‘The end result is bad. The approach is very good. You have to minimise errors. We failed a lot, there used to be as soon as a lack of effectiveness. The undertaking used to be very good, however I’m upset, it was once an chance to win in this vicinity once and for all.
‘I don’t like dropping and we didn’t deserve it. I think we had been better. I’m making an try to be honest, we dominated and subdued them.
‘We analyze from our mistakes. Unfortunately, that’s the way it is. What takes region to us in the nook or in the counter-attack cannot take region to us.
‘You leave with a 2-0 which is no longer what occurs on the pitch, on the other hand this is the Champions League.
‘We have to maintain the great things. The end result is definitely horrific and we have to look at from our mistakes. It is a step backwards. The defeat is now not deserved alternatively it is due to our mistakes.’

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