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Champions League is back! Everything you need to know about Barça-Bayern
Published:13/09/2021 - 16:06h
Updated:14/09/2021 - 19:50h
Barça receives Bayern at the Camp Nou this Tuesday, at 21:00h, in the match corresponding to the first day of the group stage of the Champions League
The joy returns to the Camp Nou with the debut of the FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League 2021-2022. The directed by Ronald Koeman receive this Tuesday 14 September to the 21:00 hours to the Bayern Munich of Julian Nagelsmann, in the corresponding party to the first day of the phase of groups. The culés have all the intention of 'avenge' of the Bavarians after his last clash, in Lisbon the past year, that finish with goleada of the then trained by Hansi Flick, by 2-8.
For the Barça is a borrón and new account, because from the changing room only think in continuing the good registers of the team in the première of the European competition. And it is that from the season 1997-1998, with Louis go Gaal in the benches, the Catalan group has not known the defeat in his European premières, with 17 victories and five ties. They will look for to follow the good series, besides, with the fans in the terracings of the Camp Nou, for the first time in the Champions League from does almost 22 months of absence.
It will not be something simple, this is clear, because in front the Barça has to a big team that, as it has defined it Sergio Busquets in press conference, "is solid and dominates all the facets of the game". The Bayern, in fact, has been one of the big enemies and 'obstacles' of the picture blaugrana, historically, in Europe. They have confronted , until the moment, a total of 11 times, with only two victories for the Barcelona, other two ties and seven victories for the Bayern. A negative balance that 'culminated' with the goleada in the Champions League 2019-2020.
The Barça wants to break this statistics and that it was more favourable, of there that Ronald Koeman was preparing the party from does some time, so that it do not escape any detail. This yes, the trainer arrives very conditioned with all the drops by injuries, that can be keys for the crash, especially in what to the attack refers . In any case, from the breast of the team there is a lot of optimism and win to confront the first big challenge of the season.
The culés accumulate two victories and a tie in the beginning of LaLiga. They have added a few errors, mainly in the defensive saga, but the technical body has had sufficient time to correct them and work in the formula to brake to a Bayern of Munich that already has annotated 13 goals in the beginning of the Bundesliga, with a goleada (1-4) in the previous to his trip to Barcelona, against the RB Leipzig.
Now more than ever, it will be vital that the Barcelona are concentrated at all times and attentive to the approaches of the muniqueses, because it is a team that with very few passes can do a lot of danger. By his part, the Barça will have to promote his offensive from the beginning, presionar high and lose the lower quantity of possible balloons. The key man for tonight is Memphis Depay, that has turned into a leader in the forward for the Barcelona. The connections with Frenkie, Pedri and Busquets will be essential for 'break' to the Bayern, in addition to the contributions of Jordi Alba from the band.
The problems of Koeman for the party
As we mentioned before, the Barça has full his infirmary and Koeman will have to know move his pieces so that the absences do not notice in big proportion. They are four the forwards that will not be presents in the party in front of the Bayern (Ansu Fati, Sergio the 'Kun' Agüero, Ousmane Dembélé and Martin Braithwaite), leaving to Memphis, Luuk of Jong and Philippe Coutinho like the only options for the forward. Besides, it is drop Sergiño Dest, by a sprain in the right ankle that suffered during the stop FIFA.
The international with United States has not trained with the team, by what Koeman will not have his right side 'fixed' in the start of the Champions League. Of rest, the effective usual of the Dutch will be available and will be able to configure a sufficiently competitive alignment for 'brake' to the Bayern.
Nagelsmann Also has drops
The Barça is not the only that has problems of face to the crash of this Tuesday. Julian Nagelsmann, that recognised in press conference that "have an idea to face up to diverse basic approaches. We are very ready and expect that it have not happened us at all unobserved", will not have important players in his staff, as Corentin Tolisso or Kingsley Eat.
Technical index card of the party: FC Barcelona-Bayern Munich
- Party: FC Barcelona-Bayern Munich
- Competition: Champions League
- Stadium: Camp Nou
- Television: Tuesday, 14 September to the 21:00 hours (hour in Spain)
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