Date: 15 September 2021
Time: 12:30 AM
Venue: Camp Nou
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Barcelona lock horns with Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening in a blockbuster Champions League clash. Barcelona finished at third place in the 2020-21 La Liga season while Bayern won the Bundesliga last season as both teams booked their place in the Champions League group stages.
Injured Danish striker Martin Braithwaite joins Ansu Fati, Sergio Aguero and Ousmane Dembele on the sidelines.
Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso are both ruled out for Bayern while Serge Gnabry will be assessed before the match.
Barcelona have made a positive start to the 2021-22 season by claiming seven points from their first three La Liga clashes. However, the home side have plenty of injury issues with most of their attacking players out of this match. Only Memphis Depay and new signing Luuk De Jong are available to play from the forward line. Coutinho, who is yet to make an appearance this season, is likely to start here alongside De Jong and Depay in attack.
Bayern won their last meeting with Barcelona 8-2 in their 2019/20 quarter-final. Bayern Munich have been in sublime form this season as well and have scored 13 goals in the 4 league games they have played. Their team is one of the strongest in the world with the presence of world-class players like Lewandowski, Muller, Kimmich and Neuer.
This contest will witness some high-quality attack from both of the teams. But Barcelona will head into the game as underdogs. Bayern look very strong but Barcelona also possess the tools which can pose danger to the Bayern defence. Given the recent performance of both the teams, it is likely that this match will feature plenty of goals. As a result, attackers from both the teams like Lewandowski, Depay, de Jong, Sane, Muller and Coutinho will be the best choices for captain and vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Araujo, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri; Depay, L. de Jong, Coutinho
Neuer; Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Musiala; Lewandowski
Keepers: Ter Stegen
Defenders: Pavard, Hernandez, Davies, Alba
Midfielders: Kimmich, Goretzka, Frenkie de Jong, Muller, Sane, Musiala/ Coutinho
Strikers: Lewandowski, Depay, de Jong
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