Early Team News: Barcelona VS Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski returns at Allianz Arena
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The UEFA Champions League is back again. Tonight, some heavy-weight teams will play their second match in this tournament. But for tonight, FC Bayern Munich VS FC Barcelona has captured all the attention. German giant FC Bayern Munich are ready to take on the Spanish giant, FC Barcelona, at Allianz Arena. But can Barcelona avenge the 8-2 embarrassing defeat tonight?

Current Form

German champion FC Bayern Munich have been very ruthless for the last few years. They have been scoring three more goals in almost every match. But the time has changed. Robert Lewandowski, their biggest star, has left the club this summer and joined Barcelona. However, Bayern also signed a quality player, Sadio Mane.

But their performance in the Bundes Liga hasn’t improved much. This season, FC Bayer Munich have played six games so far. But they won only six matches, and the remaining three have been drawn.

On the other side, Barcelona are having a good time in La Liga. They have won four of all five matches in La Liga. Moreover, Barcelona scored 15 goals in those games while conceding only one. These stats show Barcelona are in better form than Bayern Munich.

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Team News

Bayern Munich, the home team, will miss several players in the clash against Barcelona. Winger Kingsley Coman and Bouna Sarr will not be a part of the squad as both players haven’t recovered yet from the injuries. However, Thomas Muller will lead the attack with Sadio Mane, Jamal Musiala, and Leroy Sane. Marcel Sabitzer is also back to the squad ahead of tonight’s clash.

On the Barca side, manager Xavi Hernandez has no new injury issues in his squad. He will play his best possible XI against the home team. In the front, Xavi can deploy Ousman Dembele and Raphinha with the goal machine, Robert Lewandowski. Lewandowski will return to Allianz Arena with this match for the first time since he left Bayern.

“Barca are coming back”

Bayern president Herbert Hainer is well aware of Barcelona’s current form. While speaking to the media, Herbert Hainer said, “Barca are coming back, they have a great team even now, and they are such a big club. I don’t think it will repeat itself. Back then, in 2020, we caught Barcelona at a good moment, and then we were in captivating form, everything was going very well for us.”