Barcelona vs Bayern Munich will take place at Estadio da Luz on Friday, 14th August.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich face-off in the quarter-final game of the UEFA Champions League where the winner get the spot in the semi-finals. It will arguably be one of the most anticipated matches of this season due to the dominance both the teams have over their opponents.
Spanish giants Barcelona did not have an optimum start to the season, but still managed to secure their spot in the quarter-finals for the 13th consecutive time after they knocked Napoli out of the competition.
However, Bayern Munich are looking to win a treble this year after having won Bundesliga and the German Cup this year. Furthermore, they have been dominant over Barcelona in this tournament more than any other team.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Team News
Catalans are again without the services of Samuel Umtiti who is still out due to a knee injury.
However, Ousmane Dembele returned to the training after a long-term hamstring problem.
Furthermore, Arturo Vidal and Sergio Busquets have served their suspension and should be included in the starting XI.
Kingsley Coman might make a come up to the squad after muscular injury.
Moreover, Jerome Boateng is also expected to make a return after the injury he picked up against Chelsea.
Thankfully for Bayern, there are no injury concerns which gives him the liberty to choose his strongest lineup against the Spanish giants.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Predicted Lineups
Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Roberto, Busquets, Vidal, De Jong, Suarez, Messi
Neuer, Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Thiago, Goretzka, Coman, Muller, Gnabry, Lewandowski
Match Predictions Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
Barcelona has been seen struggling in the defense in their recent fixtures. They give away a number of points which cost them the La Liga title this season.
However, against Bayern Munich, they need to bring in their A-game. Otherwise, German striker Robert Lewandowski, who has been deadly this season through out all competitions, will be extremely tough to contain. Barca can not just rely on Lionel Messi this time, the whole team has to play their part if they do want to reach the semi-finals.
On the other hand, Bayern are in top form since early December, having lost none of their games since then which is beyond impressive. Plus, their record against the Catalans in this competition proves how much troublesome they will become for the Spanish club.
Moreover, they have won more games against Barcelona in the Champions League than any other club. Out of the 8 games they have played, the Germans have won 5 and lost only 2.
Considering all the facts and both teams’ recent form, it is difficult to expect Bayern to lose from Barcelona who has been struggling in defense since the return of football.
Prediction: Barcelona 1-2 Bayern Munich
Barcelona and Bayern Munich have played a total of 10 games together in the European competitions. Out of those 10 games, Bayern have won 6 and only lost 2.
The last time these two clubs met was in 2014/15 semi-final where the Catalans knocked out the German side.
They have played only two games of- the European Cup against each other, and Bayern Munich won both of them.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich TV Live Stream Info
Where to Watch
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich can be watched on BT Sports (UK), beIN Sport (Middle East), Supersport (South Africa), TUDN (America) and Sony Ten (India).
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Date: Friday, 14th August 2020
Kick-off at: 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz, Lisbon