How Will Barcelona Lineup Against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League?
Spanish giants Barcelona will face German giant Bayern Munich in game week 1 of Group E clash of the UEFA Champions League 2023-22. The clash will bring back the memories of Bayern Munich thrashing Barcelona by 2-8 in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League 2019-20. However, since the trashing, both teams have undergone a major change.
The teams have faced each other 9 times in the UCL. The German side has the upper hand as they have emerged victorious 6 times. Barcelona has won 2 matches and 1 match ended in a draw.
Barcelona Probable Playing XI against Bayern Munich
The club is undergoing a major transformation. Things have gone from bad to worse for the Catalans. Striker Antonie Griezmann has returned to his former club Athletico Madrid on loan. Ronald Koeman has a long list of injuries. Both Sergio Aguero and Ansu Fati are excluded from the UCL squad against Bayern Munich. Furthermore, forward Martin Braithwaite will undergo surgery and is most likely to miss the clash.
In the absence of Braithwaite and Aguero, Depay and Coutinho will hold the command. Pique is most likely to hold the defensive duties Barcelona. Moreover, Koeman will go with Sergio Roberto ahead of Sergino Dest at the right-back position.
Barcelona Probable XI – Ter Stegen (GK), Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Frankie de Jong, Pedri, Memphis Depay, Luke de Jong and Philippe Coutinho.
Bayern Munich Probable Playing XI against Barcelona
Bayern Munich has very little injury concern. Only Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso will miss out the clash due to calf injuries. Bayern Munich has a great record against the Spanish and will be looking to continue the domination in the upcoming clash.
Bayern Munich Probable XI – Manuel Neuer (GK, C) Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, Alphonso Davies, Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala and Robert Lewandowski.