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Bayern Munich hosts Barcelona at Allianz Arena on Tuesday, 13th September 2022 in the Champions League group stage. Both teams will be looking for their second win after winning their respective opening matches.

The Bavarians secured a comfortable 2-0 win over Inter Milan at San Siro courtesy of goals from Leroy Sane and an own goal by Danilo D’Ambrosio who tried to clear a shot from Leroy Sane off the line.

The Blaugranas kicked off their campaign well thrashing Victoria Plzen 5-1 at Spotify Camp Nou. Goals from Frank Kessi, Ferran Torres, and a hat trick from new signing Robert Lewandowski ensured Barcelona pick up three points.

A win for either team will be far more important given that this group is considered the ‘group of death. Group C comprises Barcelona, Bayern, Inter Milan, and Victoria Plzen. Who will then carry the day? or will history repeat itself?

Current league form:

Bayern sits on top of the Bundesliga standings with 12 points after 6 matches while Barcelona holds 1st position in Laliga standings after 5 Matches.

Current new summer signings:

Both teams have significantly improved their squads.

Bayern have added Sadio Mane, Matthijs de Ligt, Mathys Tel, Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui to their squad.

Barcelona has brought Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kounde, Raphinha, Franck Kessie, Hector Bellerin, Marcos Alonso, and Andreas Christensen.

Bayern vs Barcelona record:

The two teams have met 9 times in the UEFA Champions League since 2009-04-08. Bayern has won 6 times while Barcelona 2 times and 1 draw.

Team News:

Bayern will be without Kinsley Coman who sustained a right hamstring tear in training on Friday and will be out for the time being.

Roberto came off with a knock in the champions league clash against Victoria Plzen but will be available for selection on Tuesday. This is after tests carried out on Thursday to assess the condition found that there is no serious injury.

Predicted lineups:

Bayern Munich predicted starting XI: Neuer, Pavard, Upemecano, De Ligt, Hernandez, Davies, Kimmich, Sabitzer, Muller, Sane, Mane

Barcelona predicted starting XI: Stegen, Robert, Kounde, Christensen, Alba, Kessie, De Jong, Pedri, Dembele, Lewandowski, Ansu Fati.

Comparing the quality of players, current form, and history between the two teams, I fancy Bayern to pick three points here


Bayern 3-1 Barcelona


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