Barcelona vs Bayern Munich LIVE: Champions League team news and set-up tonight
Posted On September 14, 2021
Barcelona host Bayern Munich in this season’s first major Champions League group stage clash, a meeting of two clubs who have won 11 European Cups between them. The Spanish giants last won in 2015, but it has been just over a year since their Bavarian opponents celebrated their coronation as mainland kings in Lisbon. Earlier in this race for glory, Bayern crushed Barca 8-2 in one of the most memorable – and humiliating for the Catalans – games of the competition in recent times.
Domestically, Barcelona got off to a good start to the new season despite the departures of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, picking up two wins and a draw, but their weekend fixture with Sevilla has been postponed so they haven’t played since. before the international break. Bayern are already flying in the Bundesliga, two points off the top and unbeaten after four games.
Julian Nagelsmann faces his biggest test as a new boss, however, and Ronaldo Koeman will no doubt have a tactical plan to try and deal with the German squad’s range of offensive options. Follow all live updates as Barcelona host Bayern Munich in the Champions League below:
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Koeman seeks to cause “problems” for his opponents
The last time the two clubs met, Bayern Munich handed Barcelona a humiliating 8-2 loss, but Ronald Koeman said his side could “cause problems” in tonight’s game.
Barca are, of course, without Lionel Messi as he transferred to PSG this summer and this will be the first Champions League campaign without his contribution since 2004.
But Koeman says his new look squad can pull off a win tonight, he told the club’s website: “Now we have the chance to turn that [8-2] result around.
“We have to be strong, look for high-paced play and show our style. We have great players with a lot of technical skills that can cause problems for Bayern. ”
Sarah rendellSeptember 14, 2021 7:00 PM
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: team news
Barcelona have named their starting XI for their Champions League clash tonight,
Ronald Koeman has in his starting team: Ter Stegen; Pique, R. Araujo, Sergio, Memphis, Pedri, L. De Jong, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Eric
This sees Barca in a 3-5-2, a different formation than we have seen in their La Liga games.
While Bayern unveiled their team as: Neuer, Upamecano, Sule, Pavard, Kimmich, Goretzka, Lewandowski, Sane, Davies, Muller, Musiala.
Sarah rendellSeptember 14, 2021 6:50 PM
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: the stage is set
What a thrilling Champions League competition awaits us tonight as two European powers clash.
Barcelona will have the home advantage with the game at Camp Nou and the German side will have to make one hell of a change to secure an away victory.
The Spanish giants are ready and the kick-off is scheduled in just over an hour.
Sarah rendellSeptember 14, 2021 6:40 PM
Recalling the last time Barcelona played against Bayern Munich
What an opportunity, what a humiliation.
Bayern Munich gutted Barcelona’s defense in Lisbon in the one-off “football party” at the end of the resumption of the 2019/20 season. A score of 8-2 was the ultimate result, as Barca’s time in the top spot in European football summarily ended at that point, a humbling highlight of the facts Roma and Liverpool had recounted in the campaigns. previous with improbable returns against the fragile Catalans.
Remember here what happened when Alphonso Davies’ career flared up, Barca’s defense imploded and Philippe Coutinho scored twice on the bench against his parent club …
Karl MatchettSeptember 14, 2021 6:32 PM
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – Champions League live
Good evening and welcome to the independent Live coverage of the Champions League Group E meeting between Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
The Spanish squad are still grappling with the post-Lionel Messi era, but Memphis Depay’s good form early in the campaign has helped immensely – especially as newcomer Sergio Aguero is still injured, Ansu Fati n ‘has yet to recover, Martin Braithwaite is now sidelined and lender Luuk de Jong is yet to appear.
Bayern have no such worries in attack, despite a blow to Serge Gnabry this weekend, and he will be almost complete as he looks to score the squad on opening night. They are also favorites according to Betfair pre-match odds: