Barcelona vs Bayern Munich in their first Champions League group stage encounter after Lionel Messi’s unexpected transfer to PSG on Tuesday. On the road, Barca faces a club that has given them nightmares in the past, notably the 8-2 setback in 2020. Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv are also in Group E, which Bayern leads with a strong roster and a comfortable win over RB Leipzig. Storylines, how to watch the match, and more are listed below:
When will Barcelona vs Bayern Munich take place? Barcelona and Bayern Munich will be played on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at 20:00 (UK).
Where will the Barcelona vs Bayern Munich match take place? Barcelona and Bayern Munich will be held at Camp Nou in Barcelona
Where do I find tickets for Barcelona and Bayern Munich? All information about tickets for Barcelona and Bayern Munich can be found at each club’s website.
Barcelona versus Bayern Munich will be shown on which UK television channel? Live coverage of Barcelona versus Bayern Munich will be available on BT Sport from 8pm onwards.
Does it matter where I reside if I want to watch Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich live? You can watch the match live on the BT Sport app and website for free.
THE TEAM NETWORK
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Depay, L De Jong, Coutinho
UNAVAILABLE: Aguero (Injured), Braithwaite (Injured), Dembele (Injured), Fati (Fitness)
QUESTIONABLE: Dest (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Musiala; Lewandowski
UNAVAILABLE: Tolisso (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Coman (Injured), Gnabry (Injured)
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Lineups that are likely
Barcelona: ter Stegen – Roberto, Garcia, Pique, Alba – F. de Jong, Busquets (c), Pedri – Demir, L. de Jong, Memphis
Out: Aguero (calf), Braithwaite (knee), Dembele (hamstring), Fati (knee), Wague (knee)
Doubtful: Dest (ankle)
Coach: Ronald Koeman
Bayern: Neuer (c) – Pavard, Upamecano, Süle, Davies – Kimmich, Goretzka – Sane, Müller, Musiala – Lewandowski
Out: Früchtl (collarbone), Tolisso (calf)
Doubtful: Coman (calf), Gnabry (muscular)
Coach: Julian Nagelsmann
Before their first Group E battle against fellow European heavyweights Bayern Munich, Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona side isn’t in the finest shape. Bayern Munich’s manager, Julian Nagelsmann, has a well-established squad. So far in all tournaments and leagues, they have won 5 of their past 5 games.
Their incredible power in front of goal proved to be too strong for their rivals. Bayern have scored a remarkable 27 goals in five wins, including a rout of Nagelsmann’s former club RB Leipzig 1-4 away. Robert Lewandowski, the star striker, is still hungry for goals. He scored six goals in four league matches. It’s hard to not see the Bavarians scoring at Camp Nou at least once. Although Barcelona has the home advantage, the defense will likely struggle to keep up with such a strong team going forward. Add in the absences Aguero, Dembele, and Braithwaite, and it wouldn’t surprise if they outscored the visitors. The smart move is to back Bayern Munich to win the double chance market.
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