Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona Matchup Information
- Competition: 2022/23 UEFA Champions League – Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona
- Location of the game: Allianz Arena, Munich
- Time: Tuesday, 13th Sept 2022, 02:00 PM EDT
- How to watch: CBS Sports Network
Bayern Munich will host Barcelona on matchday 2 of Group C of the 2022/2023 Champions League . The UEFA Champions League (UCL) match at the Allianz Arena is scheduled to kick-off Wednesday 14 September 2022, at 02:00 WIB.
Last summer, Robert Lewandowski moved from Bayern to Barcelona. It didn’t take long, through the draw for the Champions League group stage, the Polish goal machine was immediately reunited with his former club. Matchday 2, he returned to his old home, but this time as an opponent.
In the first match, Bayern and Barcelona both won. Leroy Sane’s goals and Danilo D’Ambrosio’s own goal gave Bayern a 2-0 win at Inter Milan. Meanwhile, Barcelona overthrew the visitors Viktoria Plzen 5-1, in which Franck Kessie and Ferran Torres each contributed one goal, while Lewandowski picked up three.
In their respective leagues last weekend, Bayern were held by Stuttgart 2-2, while Barcelona crushed host Cadiz four goals without reply. Goals by Frenkie de Jong, Lewandowski, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele gave Barcelona the three points and a good start for their trip to Germany.
Bayern have won their last four meetings with Barcelona, scoring a total of 17 goals in the process. Of the 17 goals against Barcelona, Lewandowski contributed four.
This time, Lewandowski is on Barcelona’s side. Meanwhile, Bayern have Sadio Mane as his successor. Will the meeting be different, or will Bayern again be a nightmare for Barcelona
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona Predicted Lineups:
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Davies, Hernandez, De Ligt, Pavard; Sabitzer, Kimmich; Sane, Muller, Gnabry; mane.
Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Alba, Kunde, Araujo, Bellerin; Pedri, De Jong, Kessie; Dembele, Lewandowski, Raphinha.
Undoubtedly, both sides have mutual respect, and the better side usually wins the tie when they face each other.
With both teams on a good run and in form, it would be a tough match to predict. They both have what it takes to push for three points and would benefit greatly from winning the game.
In that case, we expect a tight match from both sides when they face off at a familiar ground in Munich.
Bayern Munich is the favorite to win, and because they are at home, plus their recent head-to-head result, we can’t deny that this is not a surprise.
Match Prediction: Bayer Munich 3 – 2 Barcelona.