The match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich of Germany is the most interested in the first round of the group stage of the Champions League, when the Bavarian giants visit Barca this evening, Tuesday, at Camp Nou, in the first round of the group stage of the 2022 Champions League competitions.
There is more than one summit in this round, where Liverpool faces its counterpart Milan, and Inter Milan collides with its counterpart Real Madrid, but the memories of the historical 8-2 result put the Barcelona-Bayern Munich match in a single exciting box..
Today, Tuesday, is the anniversary of Bayern Munich’s 8-2 victory over its Spanish rival Barcelona, on August 14, 2020, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, which is the biggest defeat in the history of the Catalan club in the tournament.
The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League quarter-final match was held between Barcelona and Bayern Munich on August 14, 2020 at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal, and Bayern Munich won by eight goals to two.
Julian Nagelsmann is currently coaching Bayern Munich, after the departure of the hexagram coach Hans Flick, and is looking forward to providing a positive journey in the European Championship, starting from the Barcelona match in Group E..
Nagelsmann, according to his statements, expected a difficult confrontation against Barcelona, despite the departure of Argentine star Lionel Messi, as he said: “The team no longer has a formidable element capable of making a difference, but they have other significant elements.“.
The German coach explained in statements to the official website of the European Football Association: “It has been more than a year since the 8-2 match, the players have tasted that victory and want to repeat it.“.
He added: “The Champions League always depends on a good performance in a day or two, and if you have a bad day, it ends very quickly.“.
Nagelsmann said that attacking star Robert Lewandowski will be available to participate in the match, after he was a reserve against Leipzig in the German League last Saturday, as a precaution because of his suffering from a muscle problem..
As for Barcelona, is suffering at the level of attack this season, due to the injury of Sergio Aguero and Osman Dembele and the lack of readiness of Ansu Fati, in addition to the departure of Argentine legend Lionel Messi, captain of the team, and French striker Antoine Griezmann, and the team’s pain increased in the absence of striker Martin Braithwaite, who will undergo knee surgery and miss 4 matches. Months.
Koeman was asked, during the match press conference, about Barcelona’s humiliating 2-8 defeat by Bayern, and he said: “There are players in this team who suffered a lot because of that night, and now they have a chance to change this situation.”“.
He concluded: “We have to play with great force and in our way to harm Bayern Munich, play an exciting match, and get a good result against a strong opponent.”“.
The date of the match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich
Barcelona and Bayern Munich collide at exactly nine o’clock in the evening, Tuesday, at the “Camp Nou” stadium, the stronghold of the Catalan team, in a fiery confrontation in the fifth group matches of the group stage of the Champions League for the current season 2021/22.
Fans of the round witch around the world are waiting for Barcelona against Bayern, especially since it is expected that the match will witness a great rivalry because it is considered revenge for the disastrous memory it carries for the Spanish champion after losing in the last confrontation between them with eight goals to two goals in favor of the Bavarian in the same competition.
Today’s match is expected to witness a special conflict between Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann, in light of the unbridled desire to compete strongly for the title of the current edition.
Koeman seeks to win against Bayern to erase the bad image after the last confrontation between them, in addition to sending a strong message to all competitors that Barca is coming to compete for all titles this season, after he arranged his papers by strengthening the ranks after the sudden departure of Argentine star Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain. .
On the other hand, Nagelsmann hopes to continue the Bavarian superiority against Barcelona, in addition to continuing to present a distinguished level this season, similar to what he is presenting in the German League.
Today’s confrontation is the 18th between the two teams in all official and friendly tournaments, Barcelona won 8 matches, Bayern Munich won 8 matches, and two matches between the two teams ended in a draw, and the first official European meeting between the two teams returns to the semi-finals of the European Union Cup in 1996, The match ended in a 2-2 draw in Germany, while the first leg came with a 2-1 victory for the Bavarian giants in Spain.
The two teams have faced each other in the Champions League 9 times, Barcelona won only two matches, while Bayern Munich won 6 matches, and only one match ended in a draw.