Press review after this first evening of the Champions League.
C‘was the shock of the evening and it came to an end: FC Barcelona received a lesson from Bayern Munich. The score of 0-3 does not suffer from any dispute as the Munich were superior to a formation that is looking for a new lease of life following the departure of Lionel Messi from PSG.
In the sports journal of the foreign press, it is obviously the subject that is put forward. And overall, the media are very critical of Barça. “Poor Barça”, title Marca. ” It’s like that. The sad reality, ”adds Mundo Deportivo. “The new cold shower,” AS announces.
Mundo Deportivo even decided to knock out the Blaugrana club by speaking of “rout of a small team unable to frame a strike”. “This match is the portrait of the powerlessness of a Barça team which, in order to try to recover, ended up betting on the youth”, writes AS.
If FCB fans cry, Chelsea fans smile. Thanks to Romelu Lukaku, author of a vertical rise then a recovery of the perfect header, the London club won against Zenit Saint Petersburg (1-0). What to rejoice the British media.
Eurosport UK even decided to strike hard: “Romelu Lukaku? He’s Chelsea’s new hero. Hard work and what a die-hard “. Many consultants are of the same opinion. For Rio Ferdinand, “Lukaku has become the talisman of the team”. For Joe Cole, “the crossing with Drogba is real”.