Bayern Munich will play against Barcelona in a group stage game of the 2022/2023 UEFA Champions League.
It will undoubtedly be one of the most attractive matches of Matchday 2 of the Champions League group stage. Two teams facing each other that can go far this season. As for the visitors, they have not yet shown the level to be one of the main contenders, but that may change with the next few games.
Bayern Munich are showing a high level, above a few bad games and like every year, they are one of the main candidates, especially with the arrival of Senegalese Sadio Mane, who has shown an enormous degree of adaptation to the Bavarian team. It will undoubtedly be an important game in the toughest group of this 2022/2023 edition.
Bayern Munich possible lineup
Bayern wont’ have Kingsley Coman and Bouna Sarr for this match, although Sane and Sadio Mane are expected to return to the bottom third of the field, as well as Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez.
So, compared to the team that beat Inter 2-0 last week there would only be one change, with Gnabry coming on for Coman, with Mane playing as center forward.
Bayern Munich probable starting XI: Neuer; Pavard, De Ligt, L Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Sabitzer; Gnabry, Muller, Sane; Mane
Barcelona possible lineup
Barcelona will be able to count on all its players, including Sergi Roberto who had not been against Cadiz over the weekend due to a muscular problem. Kounde would be the right back. Gavi and Pedri are set to appear alongside Sergio Busquets in midfield, and Raphinha would form part of the attacking trident.
Barcelona probable starting XI: Ter Stegen; Kounde, Araujo, E Garcia, Balde; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Raphinha, Lewandowski, Dembele
Xavi has challenged Barcelona to demonstrate their growth under his leadership when they face a huge UEFA Champions League test at Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
Barca have only beaten Bayern twice in 13 attempts and have never won an away game.