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Predicted 4-2-3-1 Bayern Munich lineup against Barcelona: Mane, Musiala to start

Bayern Munich will play hosts to FC Barcelona in a much-anticipated encounter in Group C of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.

The Bavarian giants have gotten the better of the Blaugrana in each of their last four meetings, including the two matches in the group stage last season. However, things will hardly be that straightforward for Die Roten this time out.

For starters, Barcelona are a much-improved team to the one that faced the German champions last time out. In addition, Julian Nagelsmann’s side themselves are going through a bout of inconsistency.

Having been held to a 2-2 draw by VfB Stuttgart in their last game, the onus will be on Bayern to turn things around and stop Barcelona, who will be going into the game with revenge on their minds.

Ahead of this must-watch clash at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, Barça Universal looks at how the hosts could line up to face Xavi’s brigade.

Defence

Even though Bayern Munich signed Noussair Mazraoui, who interestingly was a target for Barcelona, Benjamin Pavard has remained their first-choice player at right-back and should hold on to his spot when the Blaugrana come visiting.

On the opposite flank, there is just no looking past the dangerous Alphonso Davies, who can make life hard for Barcelona with his tremendous pace, athleticism and ability to create opportunities.

Having splashed €80 million to sign him, Bayern Munich are certain to stick with Matthijs de Ligt as one of their two centre-backs. The other spot will be a toss-up between two Frenchmen in Dayot Upamecano and Lucas Hernandez, which the latter might edge out.

They will be up against former Allianz Arena heartthrob Robert Lewandowski, who will be trying his best to beat Manuel Neuer in the Bayern Munich goal.

Midfield

Joshua Kimmich is easily one of the best defensive midfielders in the game currently. The German has become the beating heart of this Bayern Munich side and will be key to stopping Barcelona’s midfielders like Pedri, while he…


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Author : Michel Durant

Publish date : 2022-09-12 14:33:20

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