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Barcelona's Champions League woes at the Camp Nou

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The Camp Nou isn't the fort that it once was, particularly not in the Champions League. Barcelona fell 3-0 to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night in what was the Blaugrana's third consecutive home defeat in the competition and the latest setback for a team who hadn't lost at home in 16 straight LaLiga Santander games.

Barcelona have now lost consecutive home European games to Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern. They lost 3-0 to the Italians, 4-1 to the side from France and 3-0 again to the Germans. They've scored one goal and conceded 10.

They didn't shoot

Ronald Koeman was aware of Bayern's threat and the need to solidify at the back, which led him to play with three centre-backs. But the plan didn't work. Some heroics from Marc-Andre ter Stegen prevented the result from being even worse.

At the other end of the pitch, Manuel Neuer had the night off. Barcelona didn't have a single shot on target.

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Barcelona fans weren't allowed to be happy about their return to the Camp Nou for the Champions League, some 22 months later. Their last pre-COVID game there was played on November 27, 2019, against Borussia Dortmund. On Tuesday, it was at full capacity - given the restrictions from the Catalan government - at 39,737.

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