Barcelona and Bayern Munich collide at nine o’clock this evening, Tuesday, at the “Camp Nou” stadium, the stronghold of the Catalan team, in the opening matches of the fifth group of the group stage of the Champions League for the current season 2021/2022 in a spherical battle that carries with it a disastrous memory for the Spanish champion. After losing in the last confrontation by eight goals to two goals in the same competition.
UEFA Champions League .. Barcelona’s expected line-up
It is expected that the Barcelona team will play the match with a formation consisting of:
Goalkeeper: Ter Stegen.
Defenders: Oscar Mengueza, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Jordi Alba.
Midfield: Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Pedri, Frenkie de Jong.
Forwards: Luke de Jong, Memphis Depay.
UEFA Champions League
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.
UEFA Champions League .. Barcelona vs Bayern
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. .
While Nagelsmann hopes to continue the superiority of the Bavarian against Barcelona, in addition to continuing to provide a distinguished level this season, similar to what he presents in the German League.
Champions League .. Barcelona and Bayern Munich
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 met in the European Champions League 9 times, and Barcelona won only two matches, while Bayern Munich won 6 matches, and one match ended in a draw.
Barcelona players scored against Bayern Munich 13 goals, while the Bavarian giants scored 22 goals against the Blaugrana, and the Catalan team won the Champions League 5 times in the seasons 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015.
While Bayern Munich won the Champions League 6 times, three of them in a row (1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76) at the expense of Atletico Madrid, Leeds United and Saint-Etienne, and the fourth time was at the expense of Valencia in the 2000-2001 season with kicks. The penalty shoot-out, and the fifth was at the expense of Borussia Dortmund in the 2012-2013 season with two goals to one, while the sixth and final was at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain in 2020.
The Barcelona match against Bayern Munich is led by an English referee team, led by Michael Oliver, assisted by Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett, and fourth official Darren England, and the video technology is Stewart Atwell, assisted by Paul Tierney.