Barcelona vs Bayern Munich Head-to-Head: Champions League 2021-22
Barcelona will go head-to-head against, Bayern Munich, one of their most dreaded opponents in Europe, on Tuesday night to kick-start the 2021-22 Champions League campaign.
Match Details: Champions League
Group E: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
Date: 14 September 2021
Location: Camp Nou
Kick-off: 9 pm (CET)
Barcelona will not have happy memories of facing their opponents for Tuesday evening, as the last time these two sides met was in the 2020 Champions League semi-final one-off knockout leg, in which Bayern Munich humiliated Barcelona 8-2.
The Catalan giants have few injury concerns, as, Sergio Aguero (calf) and Ousmane Dembele (hamstring) are out of this tie, whereas Sergio Dest (ankle) looks to be doubtful for the game against Bayern.
On the other hand, Bayern Munich might have to make do without the trio of Kingsley Coman (calf), Serge Gnabry (muscular), Corentin Tolisso (calf) who are doubtful for their trip to the Nou Camp.
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Bayern Munich vs Barcelona: Last 5 Matches
In their last five head-to-head games against Barcelona, Bayern Munich has triumphed in the last four and lost only one game.
The Bavarians have always got the better of Catalan giants at the big stage. Barcelona will need to work hard if they want to save themselves from another embarrassment.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Champions League flashback
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona: Champions League trivia
⍟ Of the eleven previous head-to-head clashes with Barcelona, Bayern Munich have won seven, drawn two and lost two.
⍟ FC Bayern are unbeaten in 18 away games in the Champions League (14 wins, 4 draws). That's the longest run in the history of the competition. Their last away defeat was in 2017, at the hands of PSG.
⍟ Thomas Müller has scored six goals in five Champions League games against Barcelona - more than against any other opponents
⍟ Bayern's overall record against Spanish teams is 30 wins, 16 draws, and 19 defeats
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona: Lineup
Barcelona predicted XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Alba; Busquets, F. de Jong, Pedri; Depay, Demir, Braithwaite
Bayern Munich predicted XI: Neuer; Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Musiala; Lewandowski
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona: Head-to-Head Prediction
The 8-2 demolition still haunts the Barcelona fans; it will be exciting to see how the players have prepared themselves, as some fresh faces will also appear since that defeat.
The post-Messi era of Barcelona has started on a decent note, and the time will tell how Barcelona will fare in this clash.
Bayern has a quality squad, and under new coach, Julian Nagelsmann, its unlikely that Bayern will be on the losing side, the likes of Muller, Davies, and Lewandowski can wreak havoc on any opponent.