Barcelona of 2009 vs Bayern Munich of 2020: Which side was the best?

Barcelona & Bayern Munich are the only two teams to complete sextuple in football. It's time to compare which side was the best between them.
Barcelona and Bayern are the only two teams in Europe to achieve these rare feat (Image -
Barcelona and Bayern are the only two teams in Europe to achieve these rare feat (Image -

In the history of football, only two teams have won everything in the same season. Pep Guardiola's legendary Barcelona team of 2009 and Hansi Flick's Bayern Munich of 2020. Let's give a look at their statistics to determine which side was the better team.

League: Laliga & Bundesliga

Barcelona finished 1st with 87 points, nine more than second-placed Real Madrid. On the other side, Bayern Munich ended their league with 82 points, 13 more than runners-up Borussia Dortmund.

Barcelona won 27, drew six, and lost five matches in the Laliga. They scored 105 goals and conceded only 34 in a 20-team division. Bayern were seventh in the Bundesliga after 14 games. Then they woke up and won 19 among the remaining 20 games to finish 1st in the league.

Cup: Copa del Rey & DFB-Pokal

The Blaugranas won seven games and drew two, scoring 15 and conceding eight, to win the Copa del Rey. On the other side, Bavarians won all six ties of the DFB-Pokal dominantly, where all ties are one-off games. They scored 16 and conceded eight goals on their way to the title.

UEFA Champions League


Barcelona had to play in the qualification round of the Champions League because they finished third in the La Liga 2007-08 season. They defeated Wisla Krakow 4-1 on aggregate and qualified for the Group stage. The Cules then won their first five games and lost the last one in Group C.

Group Stage:

Guardiola's men struck 18 goals in the group stage. They kicked off their campaign with a 3-1 win over Sporting Clube de Portugal at Camp Nou and after that, they never looked back. The high points of their group stage campaign were a 5-0 victory at FC Basel 1893 and a 5-2 rout of Sporting in Lisbon. A largely inexperienced side lost Barcelona's final game 3-2 to UEFA Cup finalists FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

Knock-Out stages:

After playing a draw in the first leg of the Round of 16, Barcelona tore apart Olympique Lyonnais in the second leg. Barcelona qualified for the quarter-final to face Bayern with a 5-2 aggregate victory over Lyon.

The Blaugranas toyed with Bayern's defense in the first leg and scored 4 goals to almost secure their semi-final spot. Bayern then played a draw in the second leg but Barca easily qualified for the Semi-Final against Chelsea.

Chelsea were the opponent, with whom Barcelona struggled the most. It was a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou in the first leg. Michael Essien scored a beautiful goal to give the lead to the Chelsea side in the second leg. Iniesta then scored one of the best goals of his career to draw the result. Barcelona were sent to the final depending on the away goals rule.

The Final:

In the Final, Barcelona faced one of the toughest Teams to face at that time in Europe. Alex Ferguson's Manchester United was just brilliant and more importantly they were the mentality monsters. It was not an easy job for the cules to score past Van der Sar on a stage like this. It was Barcelona's season and no teams were able to get past them. Eto'o delivered early in the game and then Messi killed the game with an outside box finish. The city of Rome turned Red & Blue with Barcelona's 2008/09 Champions League victory.

Barcelona's Champions League victory in Rome, 2009 (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich

Bayern won all 11 of their fixtures in the tournament. This was Bayern at their best. Their glory was nothing short of breathtaking. An astonishing 43 goals, record-breaking four-goal salvos, and crushing victories over some of the biggest names in Europe. Only the Round of 16 consisted of two legs. On 17 June 2020, UEFA announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the final stages of the competition would feature a format change. The quarter-finals and the semi-finals would be played in a single-leg format at the Estádio da Luz and Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal.

Group Stage:

Bayern started by demolishing Red Star Belgrade with a 3-0 scoreline. Then Gnabry's 4 goals stormed blown Spurs away as Bayern registered a huge 7-2 victory. The Bavarians got off with a close 3-2 victory over Olympiacos. Lewandowski scored 4 goals against Red Star Belgrade in the reverse fixture as Bayern scored past 6 against them. Bayern then defeated Spurs by 3-0 and Olympiacos by 2-0 to finish first in their Group.


Bayern Munich faced Chelsea in the Round Of 16. In the first leg, Bayern won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge, and then they tore apart the Blues by scoring 4 more in the second leg. Bayern qualified for the Quarter-Final to face Barcelona after a 7-1 aggregate victory over Chelsea.

The ruthless Bayern Munich didn't spare the clues too. An 8-2 victory over one of the best clubs in Europe in a stage like the Quarter-Final was very special for Bayern. They were just unplayable as Barca faced their biggest loss in Champions League knockouts.

Bayern easily got past Lyon after scoring 3 goals. Lyon just didn't get a chance after a commendable campaign. Bayern were just too good for them. The Bavarians reached the Final to face PSG for the Champions League title.

Koman's goal gave the lead to the Bayern side and that was enough to fill their cabinet with yet another Champions League title. PSG played better football in the Final but didn't find the answer for Byaern's defense. Bayern scored the deciding goal and came out on top.

Bayern Munich's Champions League victory in 2020 (Image – UEFA)

Super Cup

There were goals in both cases as Bayern beat Dortmund 3-2 while Barcelona beat Athletic Club 5-1 over two legs.

UEFA Super Cup

Both teams needed extra time to beat the Europa League winners, with Pedro scoring the only goal against Shakhtar Donetsk and Javi Martinez scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Sevilla.

Overall Result

Guardiola's Barcelona ended the season with 46 wins, 13 draws, six defeats, 163 goals scored and 59 conceded. Bayern, who played 10 games less, ended with 47 wins, four draws, four defeats, 167 goals scored and 51 conceded. Working on averages per game, Bayern scored more and Barcelona conceded less.

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