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The Bavarians lined up with Manuel Neuer in goal and Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Süle, Dayot Upamecano and Alphonso Davies in a back four. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka anchored a midfield featuring Jamal Musiala, Müller and Leroy Sané, with Robert Lewandowski up front.
The 40,000 crowd at Camp Nou saw an evenly-matched first quarter-hour before Bayern asserted their authority, finding more and more space thanks to positional flexibility. Barca netminder ter Stegen saved a deflected Goretzka effort, Roberto firing over at the other end.
ter Stegen made a strong save against Sané before Musiala and Kimmich saw their efforts blocked. Bayern took the lead when Müller found the net with the help of a deflection. A Jordi Alba cross evaded de Jong, and Bayern were a goal up at half-time.
The second half started as the first one had, with Barca coping if not dominant at first, but Bayern soon held the upper hand. Müller deflected a Busquets shot behind before ter Stegen denied Sané with another fine save, but a second goal was coming and arrived when Musiala hit the post, but the ball crashed off only as far as Lewandowski, who mopped up.
There was little of attacking note for a spell now, with Bayern shifting down a gear. Former Bayern man Philippe Coutinho aimed too high, with Neuer a virtual spectator throughout the game.
Bayern will be back in action on Saturday, when they entertain Bochum in the Bundesliga.
Live match report for fcbayern.com by Greg Salmen
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Gulacsi - Mukiele, Orban (Klostermann 80), Simakan, Angeliño (Gvardiol 58) - Laimer (Haidara 58), Kampl - Szoboszlai, Olmo (Forsberg 58), Nkunku - Silva (Poulsen 71)
Martínez – Adams, Brobbey, Henrichs
Neuer - Pavard, Süle, Upamecano, Davies - Kimmich, Goretzka - Musiala, Müller, Sané - Lewandowski
Ulreich – Sarr, Nianzou, Tillman
Michael Oliver (England)
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