Barcelona take on the visitors Bayern Munich in the round 1 match of UEFA Champions League group stage. The match will be played on Tuesday, September 14th at Camp Nou (Barcelona).
Most likely, in the upcoming match we will see a far from the best quality game performed by Barcelona. The team has a lot of injured people, including among the most important players of the first team. Pique, Alba, Aguero and Roberto will definitely miss the meeting against Munich. As practice shows, Barcelona can create a moment or two – Memphis Depay is in good shape. However, you need to understand that in all the matches of the Spanish championship this season, Barcelona allowed goals. And against Bayern, which has a phenomenal selection of footballers, you can hardly count on the inviolability of their own goal. Most likely, Barcelona will be defeated by Bayern Munich, which is simply a healthier squad.
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As for the visitors, it should be noted that the Munich residents are in excellent condition. This season there has not yet been a game in which the Munich players have not yet scored. If we take out of the brackets the match of the first round against Borussia from Mönchengladbach, Bayern invariably scored at least three goals. And it doesn’t matter what level the opponents were – against Dortmund and Leipzig the team was very productive. Robert Lewandowski is now at the peak of his career. His surroundings are also pretty solid. That is why the Munich side will have a lot of chances, and the main striker will successfully implement them. Bayern have already shown that against Barcelona they can show a very bright game in the opponent’s half of the field. Yes, a year ago there were completely different squads, but Barcelona became weaker, while Bayern, on the contrary, became a much more versatile team.
The last meeting between these teams turned out to be one of the most striking in the history of the Champions League. Bayern then managed to win a very big victory with a score of 8-2. Already at the end of the first half of the meeting, it was clear that Barcelona had no chance of making it to the Champions League semifinals. Barcelona’s defense fell apart. Since then, it has gotten worse. There is little doubt that Bayern will consistently create chances. Barcelona is in a state of rebuilding. Ronald Koeman wants to see a different kind of football – not natively Catalan, but classic Dutch – with more intense play in the center of the field. Barça is gradually moving away from total possession of the ball, and is trying to create as many chances as possible. But the actions of the players have not yet been brought to automatism. Plus, Barcelona is plagued by injuries. Most likely, in this meeting, Bayern will be able to take advantage of the weaknesses of Barcelona.