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Barcelona Eyeing Revenge Against Bayern Munich in Massive UEFA Champions League Encounter
- Bayern Munich and Barcelona will meet in a highly anticipated game in the UEFA Champions League
- Robert Lewandowski returns to his former club, Bayern Munich, after leaving Germany on a bad note
- Julian Nagelsmann believes that Barcelona are a different team compared to the side that Bayern Munich have beaten
The pick of the games in the group of death takes place later when Bayern Munich hosts Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.
The two sides both won the opening games of the group but will be playing for more than just the three points.
Sports Brief looks at the circumstances which make this game so important for both sides.
What the coaches had to say?
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Barcelona’s coach admitted that there were a lot of expectations placed upon the team this season because of their success in the transfer window. He added that it would be a challenge to play Bayern but that it would be a huge achievement to win in Germany, BarcaBlaugranes reported.
“We are playing against one of the best teams in the world, against a great manager. We’ve changed a lot, we are in good form, and we want to show that.”
Bayern Munich’s manager is also ready for the challenge ahead. He stated that although they have enjoyed success against Barcelona in the past, they were a different team now, Football Espana reported.
“The impressions from our last four meetings against them do not count, it’s a completely different team,” he said.
Kingsley Coman and Bouna Sarr will both be unavailable for the game. The German giants have no other injury concerns going into the game.
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Barcelona, on the other hand, have a fully-fit squad for the encounter. Sergi Roberto missed out on the side’s last La Liga game through a slight muscular problem but has been included in the 25-man squad for the game against Bayern.
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The Polish striker returns to the Allianz Arena to take on the club where he became an international superstar. Lewandowski left Bayern on a bad note and expects a frosty reception from the fans.
The Senegalese star has hit the ground running at Bayern as the Bavarian club. Mane has wasted little time in adapting to his new team and expects to continue his good form in the Champions League.
Robert Lewandowski makes a strange request to Xavi ahead of Barcelona's Champions League game against Bayern
Robert Lewandowski is plotting Bayern Munich's downfall ahead of tonight's game.
The Polish striker will face his former club when Bayern host Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League. The two sides have been drawn in the same group as Inter Milan and Viktoria Plzen as well.
Knowing how his former side plays, Lewandowski has now made some tactical suggestions to Xavi ahead of the game, Sportskeeda reported.