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Comparing Barcelona’s current squad to the team that faced Bayern Munich away last season

After dismantling Cadiz 4-0 on Saturday evening, Barcelona perhaps play their biggest game of their season so far against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

With the additions made by the Catalan giants making them look like a top side both on and off the pitch. For reference, the team that will face Bayern tomorrow is pictured below.

Comparitively, this travelling squad against the Bavarians in comparison to the last term further emphasizes the strength of their current crop of players. The squad from last season, too, has been embedded below.

While in the previous campaign, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Neto and Inaki Pena were the side’s go-to goalkeepers, the German international is now accompanied by Pena and Arnau Tenas.

With ter Stegen showing signs of returning to his brilliant best the club are certainly a lot more superior in the shot-stopping department currently.

In defence, the likes of Sergino Dest, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Oscar Mingueza, Samuel Umtiti, Eric Garcia, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba and Alejandro Balde were at Xavi’s disposal in the 2021/22 season.

However, several defensive departures have occurred since, with Dest, Mingueza and Umtiti joining AC Milan, Celta Vigo and Lecce on a permanent basis respectively, while Lenglet has headed on a season-loan loan to Tottenham Hotspur.

A stark contrast at the back can be seen, with the arrivals of Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, and Hector Bellerin, adding to an already impressive base of defenders.

With Sergi Roberto unavailable during the last occasion when Barcelona squared up against Bayern, the former have an extra addition in defence.

Reinforcing every possible position at the back this summer, the La Liga heavyweights are far more well-stocked to face one of the most feared attacks in Europe.

Looking back at Barcelona’s options in midfield, the likes of Frenkie de Jong, Pedri, Gavi, Sergio Busquets, Gavi, Coutinho, Riqui Puig, and Nico Gonzalez had travelled to face Julian…


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Author : Srinivas Sadhanand

Publish date : 2022-09-11 17:31:30

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