BArselona has something to do in Bavaria, because only victory over the powerful Bayern Munich to advance to the next stage of the Champions League. Xavi Hernandez insists that it will not be a miracle for the Catalans to score three points, but it will not be far from that as Bayern are in great shape and hope to win six out of six in Europe. Stay tuned to follow the preparations for the match Bayern Munich vs Barcelona, and then stay tuned for all the updates on the match itself.
Bayern Munich – Barcelona SCORE: 0: 0
This is the very start of our Champions League live blog dedicated to Bayern Munich and Barcelona. As always on our live blogs, the tallest entries are the freshest.
Minute 21: Big Chance for Dembele!
Barcelona’s swift counterattack ends with Depay feeding Dembele in the box. The Frenchman has a first effort, but it breaks the bar well. Great chance for Barcelona.
Min 17: Barcelona get away with it
Musiala walks past the goal and Müller kicks the ball into an open goal, but Araujo is ready to intervene. Eventually the flag was raised, but it looks like Musiala was on the same level.
Minute 7: Alba tests Neuer
The ball reaches Alba’s feet at the edge of the box and the defender decides to kick it with his right foot. It’s a good effort, but Neuer saves him easily.
We are at the Allianz Arena.
18:42 GMT: Barcelona confirm XI
Xavi named his starting line-up to face Bayern Munich, with Ousmane Dembele’s notable presence alongside Memphis Depay and Sergino Dest in the attack.
Starting line-up for Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Aracho, Pico, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Gavi; Dest, Dembele, Memphis.
18:40 GMT: Bayern confirms start XI
Bayern may have already successfully advanced to the next round, but you would not call their squad for the meeting with Barcelona weak.
Starting line-up for Bayern Munich: Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Upamecano, Davis; Musiala, Tolisso; Reasonable, Müller, Coman; Lewandowski.
When and where to watch Bayern Munich vs Barcelona
The Champions League clash between Bayern and Barcelona kicks off at 21:00 CET in Munich. This means it will be 20:00 GMT or 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT for those in the United States.
Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch Bayern Munich vs Barcelona on BT Sport 3, while US football fans can find the game on Paramount +, TUDN App, SiriusXM FC, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, TUDN USA, Univision and TUDNxtra.
Bayern Munich – Barcelona: Estimated Lineups
Predicted Bayern squad (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavar, Niklas Sule, Tanguy Nianzu, Chris Richards; Mark Roca, Leon Goretzka; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala; Robert Lewandowski.
Predicted Barcelona squad (4-3-3): Marc-André ter Stegen; Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Nico Gonzalez, Sergio Busquets, Frankie de Jong; Usmane Dembele, Memphis Depay, Philippe Coutinho.