Bayern vs Barcelona: Champions League Preview

The forward left Bayern in the summer in what at various times looked like an acrimonious exit and now has nine goals, including a Champions League hat-trick, for Barcelona.

He was part of a Bayern side that in recent years proved too good against the La Liga club when they met, but Xavi and his side are in far better form than they have been in many seasons.

It promises to be an entertaining night in Munich, with both sides looking to build on a winning start to their Group C campaign.

Date, start time and place

Bayern Munich v Barcelona is scheduled to kick off at 20:00 BST on Tuesday 13 September 2022.

The host of the match will be “Allianz Arena” in Munich.

Where to watch Bayern Munich vs Barcelona

TV channel: The match will be broadcast on BT Sport 4, with coverage starting after the Tottenham game earlier in the evening.

Live Stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.

Live Blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Squad News

Kingsley Coman is seriously injured for the hosts after missing the draw against Stuttgart on Saturday.

If he is absent again, Serge Gnabry is likely to come into the side and Sadio Mane will continue in a central position.

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Xavi made a number of changes for the win over Cadiz at the weekend, but the likes of Lewandowski, Jules Kunde and Ousmane Dembele are expected to return to the starting line-up. Hector Bellerin and Marcos Alonso made their debuts last time out and are expected to make another appearance.

Dembele’s form means Rafinha may have to wait again to make his Champions League debut. Marcos Alonso and Hector Bellerin were included in the traveling squad.

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona prediction

Bayern have not been entirely convincing at home in the opening weeks of the season, drawing in their last three matches.

Barcelona, ​​meanwhile, have scored 15 goals and conceded just one in their first five league games, with Lewandowski quickly settling into life in Spain.

Goals are certainly on the cards at the Allianz Arena – Bayern have the quality to almost pull off a thrilling encounter.

Bayern to win 3-2.

Head-to-head history and results (h2h).

The sides met last season in the Champions League, with Bayern winning both group stage legs 3-0. In 2020, the German giants beat Barcelona 8-2 in the quarter-finals.

Bayern Munich wins: 8

Ties: 1

Barcelona wins: 2

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