Barcelona is going to on the field as a clean underdog! The last two surviving former champions Barcelona and Bayern Munich will meet in the third quarter-final of the Champions League on Friday August 14, 2020 at local time of 20:00 (WEST) in Lisbon, Portugal.
Both teams are five-time European champions. But considering the form, the football fans do not see any hope for the shaky Barca against the devastating Bayern. Messi is likely to be the first underdog in his 16-year career. The way the German media is disregarding Barcelona may be the fuel for the Argentine magician’s flames. And the Catalans have no hope if Messi does not burn.
The continuity of the rest of the squad has reached the pinnacle of Barcelona’s Messinic dependence history. Treble’s handshake in front of Bayern, who set foot in Lisbon after winning the domestic double. On the other hand, Barca is afraid of the end of the season with empty hands. Messi is now the last hope to avoid collapse. The fight is like Messi vs Bayern.
Barcelona Vs Bayern Match Feature
Match: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
Date: 15 August 2020
Local Time: 20:00 (WEST) in Lisbon, Portugal.
Time: 12:30 AM (IST), 3:00 p.m. ET
Asian Time: 1:00 Am
Venue: Lisbon, Portugal (Estádio da Luz)
Barcelona Vs Bayern Today Match Prediction & Possible XI
Possible Prediction of today Champions League Quarter Final Match Barcelona Vs Bayern Munich is Barcelona- 1 and Bayern Munich – 2
Barcelona Team: Ter Stegan, Semedo, Pique, Langlet, Alba, De Young, Busquets, Roberto, Vidal, Messi, Suarez
Bayern Munich Team: Nayar, Kimikh, Boateng, Alabama, Davis, Thiago, Goretska, Mller, Ganabri, Koman, Lewandowski
Barcelona Vs Bayern Munich Head to Head
Barca’s record against Bayern is not an advantage at all. They have won only twice in 10 matches. Twice the match was at the New Camp. And two matches have been drawn, Bayern has won the remaining 6 times. In 2013, Barca lost to Bayern 6-0 in two legs.
The two teams have played against each other in Europe for a total of 5 ties. Barcelona have met 3 times in the semi-finals, once in the quarter-finals and once in the group stage. However, this is the first time that Barca-Bayern will play a one-leg match in this tournament.
UEFA Cup, 1995-96 (Semifinals): First leg: Bayern Munich 2 – 2 Barcelona, second leg: Barcelona 1 – 2 Bayern Munich
Champions League, 1998-99 (Group stage): First leg: Bayern Munich 1 – 0 Barcelona, second leg: Barcelona 1 – 2 Bayern Munich
Champions League, 2008-09 (Quarter finals): First leg: Barcelona 4 – 0 Bayern Munich, second leg: Bayern Munich 1 – 1 Barcelona
UEFA Champions League, 2012-13 (Semifinals): First leg: Bayern Munich 4 – 0 Barcelona, second leg: Barcelona 0 – 3 Bayern Munich
Champions League, 2014-15 (Semifinals): First leg: Barcelona 3 – 0 Bayern Munich, second leg: Bayern Munich 3 – 2 Barcelona
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Barcelona is going to face Bayern tonight at 1:00 Am Bangladesh time in the fight to reach the semi-finals. Before this match, Vidal indirectly made Bayern’s eyes water. In his words, Lewandowski is great but Messi is a footballer from another planet. Not only that, Vidal has warned the German club that Bayern Bundesliga is not facing any team, the world best (Barcelona) team will be facing.
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Bayern Munich Vs Barcelona Live Match News
Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal are both returning to the side. It is almost certain that Busquets will return to the XI. Arturo Vidal is also expected to be in the set of 4-4-2 formation. He will then play a box-to-box role. Barca are also getting Usman Dembele for this match after almost a year. Of course, his game is not guaranteed. Whether or not to keep Antoine Griezmann in the XI is going to be a big decision for Setien.
Bayern were skeptical of Jerome Boateng and Kingsley Koman’s injuries. However, both of them are supposed to be in the XI. Benjamin Pavard is injured, so Joshua Kimich can go right back. Leon Goretska will then team up with Thiago in midfield. Philippe Coutinho, who is on loan from Barcelona to Bayern, is scheduled to be on the side bench.
Before The Kick-Off: Bayern Munich Vs. Lionel Messi
If all the 6 teams from Lisbon who came to play in the quarter finals win the Champions League title, the number will stand at 10. These 10 titles belong to Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Both teams have 5. Why the Barcelona-Bayern Munich match in the quarter-finals seems to be the most insane, then it goes without saying.
At the press conference before the match, Setien emphasized on the team. It is not unknown that Messi alone will not always be able to turn the tide of the match, “I believe in the strength of the team. Messi has to help with the ball. It is true that Messi can score goals alone. But without the strength of the team, Messi will be depressed. This is true for everyone.”
The match turned out to be a great Bayern vs Messi. Bayern coach Hansi Flick, however, revealed the strategy to stop Messi at the press conference, “We thought of stopping Messi. Let me tell you what I thought. We have to play as a team against him. We have to stop him and put him under pressure. ”
Today The Fight is Between Messi And Lewandowski
In response to Messi, Bayern have weapons like Robert Lewandowski. The Polish forward has scored 53 goals in 44 matches this season. 13 goals in seven matches in the Champions League! This is Lewandowski’s best season in scoring goals on the Euro stage. Where Messi has scored only three goals. In the Champions League which is his lowest. In all, Messi, who has scored 31 goals this time, has scored 28 goals.
But he can never be judged by a goal or an assist. Messi means magic. Which is not in Lewandowski’s game. Bayern’s German legend Luther Matthews, of course.
Legends Comment About Today Match
“Messi will face his successor, the best footballer in the world, Lewandowski,” said Matthews. Yes, there is Messi. Players like him can do great things. But Messi alone will not be able to stop Bayern. There is nothing to fear about Barcelona.’
Though the discussion is only about Messi, his two attacking teammates Luis Suarez and Antoya Griezmann can also shut Mathews’ mouth in their own day. However, as a team, Bayern is more well-organized than Bar্সa. The fight will also be between two German goalkeepers Manuel Neuer and Mark-Andre Ter Stegen.
“Lewandowski Great, But Messi From Another Planet.”
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich; High voltage match. The bug fight was supposed to start before the ball rolled on the field. That’s exactly what’s happening. Former Bayern Munich captain Lothar Mathews recently said that Lionel Messi will face the ‘best player in the world’ (Robert Lewandowski). Such remarks from Messi fans should also hit the Bara camp.
Arturo Vidal Vs Bayern Munich
In the eyes of many, Messi is the best footballer in the world. So everyone was waiting to see Barca hit the bat in response to the bricks. Arturo Vidal got rid of it.
The Chilean midfielder spent three seasons at Bayern before joining Barcelona in 2018. Vidal knows the Bavarian club well. Lewandowski is not unknown to the players.
“Bayern will be confident,” Vidal said of the German champions. But it is good to know that the Bundesliga is not facing any team. They are facing Barcelona. We are the best team in the world. The problem is we don’t show it all the time on the field. I have also lost the league in recent times. But we have Leo, we have the best players in the world, so we have to prove ourselves. ‘
Vidal was not seen in the last 16 of the Barcelona jersey due to the ban. He is more likely to return to the team against Bayern.
Champions League: Barca or Bayern?
All in all, football fans are going to watch the biggest match of the Champions League. Who is going in the last four after the most exciting test – Barca or Bayern?
The decision of the knockout stage in one leg. In the meantime, PSG and Leipzig have got the last four tickets. Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Limo are waiting. The main attraction of football fans revolves around the Barca-Bayern match. Dudal is facing to get the ticket for the semi-final on Friday night. The match in Lisbon will start at 1:00 Am in Asian time.
Barca captain Messi is in form. Great goal in the last match also played a big role in the team’s victory. So the fight is not only between Barca and Bayern, but also between Messi and Lewandowski.
Barca have lost six of 10 times against Bayern. The victory came in two. However, in the previous match against Napoli, Barca has performed well. The club can only dream from the performance of that match. Busquets overcoming card problems, Vidal’s return strength is increasing in the middle. Much will depend on how well they control the ball. At the same time, we have to keep a close eye on Lewandowski.
FCB Barcelona Vs FC Bayern Munich High-voltage Match
After winning the Spanish La Liga title for two consecutive seasons, this time it has been lost to Real Madrid. The Spanish club Barcelona could not take home the Copa del Rey trophy, which had become their own property. All lost now is the only hope in front of Barca; UEFA Champions League.
But after this season’s dismal performance, there is no chance for Barcelona fans to be too optimistic about the Champions League. On top of that, Bayern Munich, Barca’s opponents in the quarter, are in great form. Those who have not yet won all the matches in the Champions League.
Champions League 2019-20 Season
The 2019–20 UEFA Champions League is the 65th edition of the European Football Championship hosted by UEFA and the 28th edition of the European Champions Club after renamed the UEFA Champions League.
The final of this event will be held at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Istanbul, Portugal. The winning team of the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League will have the right to play against the winner of the 2019–20 UEFA Europa League in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup; The winner of the match will qualify for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar
For the first time in the history of the UEFA Champions League, the video assistant referee (VAR) process will be used from the play-offs of this event.