Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has admitted that the gulf in talent between his side and Bayern Munich was apparent following their 3-0 defeat on Tuesday.
The LaLiga giants began their quest to win the Champions League without Lionel Messi with a home defeat to the Bundesliga champions.
Thomas Muller scored once before Robert Lewandowskiâ€™s second-half brace ensured an emphatic victory.
Koeman also pointed out that his side played without injured stars like Sergio Aguero, Ousmane Dembele, and Ansu Fati.
â€œI canâ€™t complain about the teamâ€™s attitude, but thereâ€™s a quality difference. One team that have played together for a long time [against] us, with a lot of young players who in two, three years will be better. Itâ€™s really difficult to accept, but we hope to improve things and to get people back from injuries.
â€œThere are players aged 19, 20. If you compare that with what Bayern have, itâ€™s a huge difference. The difference will get smaller in time,â€