It’s been over two years since Bayern Munich handed Barcelona its worst UEFA Champions League defeat in the club’s history, but plenty has changed between the two European clubs as they prepare for square off again on Tuesday.
Robert Lewandowski joined Barcelona this summer, ending an eight-year stay with the German giants, and heading to Spain for the first time in his career. The Polish international has kicked his Barcelona career off in style with six goals in his first five appearances, including a brace in Barca’s 5-1 Matchday 1 romp over Viktoria Plzen.
Bayern Munich has yet to suffer defeat in its opening nine matches across all competitions, downing Inter Milan 2-0 last week. Jamaal Musiala, Sadio Mane, and Leroy Sane headline the attacking options for Julian Nagelsmann, with the trio totaling 10 goals so far this summer.
Manchester City’s quest to lift a first-ever UCL trophy continues this week with Pep Guardiola’s squad hosting Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium. The Citizens rolled past Sevilla 4-0 on Matchday 1, using two goals from former Dortmund forward Erling Haaland. Dortmund downed FC Copenhagen 3-0 last week, using goals from Raphael Guerreiro, Marco Reus, and Jude Bellingham to pick up three points.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid hosts RB Leipzig at the Santiago Bernabeu while Atletico Madrid visits Bayer Leverkusen in Germany.
Here is a closer look at the top UCL matches this week:
Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona
(Tuesday, 3 p.m., TUDN/Paramount+/Univision)
Bayern Munich has defeated Barcelona in its last four head-to-head meetings, but will have to stop a familiar face in order to extend that streak on Tuesday night. Robert Lewandowski is on fire for Barcelona scoring six goals in his first five appearances for the club. Matthijs de Ligt and Lucas Hernandez will be tasked with keeping the Polish veteran from scoring at Allianz Arena while Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane are two veteran attackers on the…
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Author : Larry Henry Jr
Publish date : 2022-09-13 13:00:00
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