The most anticipated Champions League match will take centre stage on Tuesday night. 

Bayern Munich host FC Barcelona at Allianz Arena in the gameweek 2 of the UEFA Champions League. Both the clubs have a rich legacy in the UEFA Champions League, having won the tournament a combined 11 times. 

Bayern and Barcelona have played out some memorable encounters over the years. The Bundesliga champions have gotten the better of the Spanish giants. Both the clubs were in the same group last season too, Bayern won both matches with a 3-0 scoreline. The season before that, Bayern beat Barcelona 8-2 in the Qatar finals of the Champions League.

To add even more flames to the fire, Polish goal machine Robert Lewandowski forced a move to FC Barcelona this summer for a reported fee close to €45m. Lewandowski will be looking to be on the winning side in this fixture yet again. While Bayern Munich will be looking to continue their dominating display in this fixture.

Bayern Munich form (all competitions): W D W D W

Barcelona form (all competitions): D W W W W W

Injury and Team News

Bayern will be without French duo Kingsley Coman and Bouna Sarr. Sane and Sadio Mane should be back in the starting lineup after to lead the attack. Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez also look set to return to the defence.

Barcelona are taking a 25-man squad to Munich for this match. Sergi Roberto is included in the travelling squad despite missing the game against Cadiz on Saturday with a slight muscular problem. Lewandowski, Pedri, Ousmane Dembele, Jules Kounde should all be walking back in the starting lineup.

Players To Watch

Robert Lewandowski

Lewandowski joined Barcelona from Bayern Munich this summer. The Polish goal machine has already scored 9 goals in 6 appearances across all competitions this term. Lewandowski will be returning to his former home and will be hoping to make the difference and hand his new side the victory.

Sadio Mane

Mane has filled the hole in Bayern’s attack left behind by Lewandowski. Mane has scored 5 goals in 9 appearances across all competitions this term. The previous clashes between the two sides have been high scoring and Mane will be looking to add to his goalscoring tally from this season.

Head-to-Head stats 

Matches: 13
FC Barcelona: 2
Bayern Munich: 9
Draws: 2

Bayern Munich predicted lineup:

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

Barcelona predicted lineup:

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

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Prediction

Bayern Munich are at home and are looking stronger than ever. Xavi’s side have also started the season in brilliant fashion and are in good goalscoring form. But Bayern have dominated in this particular fixture over the years and will be looking to maintain their dominance.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 3:1 Barcelona

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