Bayern Munich v Barcelona: How Both Teams May Lineup Against Each Other.

Bayern Munich is set to play Barcelona in Group C of the Champions League on Tuesday night, pitting two of the biggest clubs in European football against one another.

Match Preview

Last Wednesday, Bayern opened their UCL season with a 2-0 victory against Inter Milan, while Barcelona won their opening match of the 2022–23 season, 5-1 over Viktoria Plzen, at Camp Nou.

Villarreal unexpectedly knocked Bayern out of the Champions League in the quarterfinals of the previous season, but they have won this competition six times overall, with their most recent title coming in 2019–20 when they defeated Paris Saint–Germain 1-0.

The defending Bundesliga champions are expected to contend for the title once more this season, and they got off to a perfect start in Group C last week by defeating Inter 2-0. Leroy Sane scored the game's first goal, but Danilo D'Ambrosio's own goal sealed the victory for the visitors.

Bayern hasn't truly won a Bundesliga game since August 21; instead, they've drawn their last three contests with Borussia Monchengladbach, Union Berlin, and Stuttgart.

The German powerhouses have not yet reached their peak form in the new season. On Saturday, Julian Nagelsmann's team twice led against Stuttgart, but a last-second penalty from Serhou Guirassy resulted in a 2-2 tie and the points were split.

Xavi's side kept a 5-1 win over Viktoria Plzen in their Champions League opener last week, with Robert Lewandowski scoring multiple times, and the Poland international will take on the club that he left over the summer following 344 goals in 375 appearances.

Barcelona were additionally 4-0 champs over Cadiz in La Liga on Saturday, which briefly moved them to the highest point of the table, and they have now been successful in their last five matches in all contests, implying that certainty will be high heading into this champion European undertaking.

Blaugrana last won the Champions League in 2014-15, beating Juventus in the final, however they look prepared to make areas of strength for a this season, with Xavi assembling a crew pressed loaded with quality, and the addition of Lewandowski, as Bayern will know very well, has given them a top notch community forward. 

Team News

There may be only the one change to the side that began against Inter Milan in the Champions League last week, with Gnabry coming in for Coman, so Mane could play at centre forward for the hosts here.

Barcelona, in the mean time, are taking a 25-man crew to Munich for this match, with Sergi Roberto included.

Kounde could begin at right-back, with Ronald Araujo and Eric Garcia in the center, while Gavi and Pedri are set to highlight close by Sergio Busquets in midfield, with Raphinha playing in the front three.

Bayern Munich Predicted XI:

Neuer; Pavard, De Ligt, L Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Sabitzer; Gnabry, Muller, Sane; Mane.

Barcelona Predicted XI:

Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, E Garcia, Balde; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Dembele.

Editor's Predicted Result:

Bayern 3-1 Barcelona

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