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Three talking points ahead of Bayern Munich vs Barcelona

When Matchday 2 of the UEFA Champions League kicks off this week, all eyes will only be on the clash between Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

The two clubs have historically rivalled it out for decades on the biggest stage, but the extent of that rivalry between the fanbases has widened in recent years.

The two European giants are joined by Inter Milan and Viktoria Plzen in Group C this year, but one expects the final race for a table-top finish to be between Barcelona and Bayern. A win on Tuesday would be a big step towards that objective for both teams.

Xavi will go out all guns blazing at Allianz Arena with his strongest lineup. One can expect fireworks from both sides, and there will be no dearth of quality football, passion and determination as one of the UCL’s biggest games approaches kickoff.

Therefore, to celebrate this occassion, Barça Universal brings you three talking points ahead of the gargantuan clash.

1. The thirst for revenge

The 8-2 humiliation in Lisbon two years ago went down as Barcelona’s worst defeat in the UCL. Their horrendous performance was ridiculed and laughed at for a long time.

Hard to forget. (Photo by Manu Fernandez/Pool via Getty Images)

Unsurprisingly, it also caused severe repercussions on the psychological state of several players and their careers went downhill subsequently.

Two years later, the Bavarians were once again drawn alongside the Catalans in the group stage. The two teams met twice, and Bayern walked away with a 3-0 win on both occasions. Ultimately, Barcelona’s inability to take a point away from the Germans saw them pushed to the Europa League.

As Xavi’s side prepare to take on Bayern once again, the thirst for a win could not be any stronger. The battle is now personal and a matter of prestige. Beyond the three points, a win on Tuesday would be a strong validation that Barcelona are headed on the right track.

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Author : Adithya Eshwarla

Publish date : 2022-09-13 10:00:03

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