Barcelona are set to face Bayern Munich in Germany on Wednesday, when they need to match or better Benfica’s result against Dynamo Kyiv to progress to the last 16 of the Champions League.
Xavi Hernandez experienced his first defeat as Barcelona coach on Saturday against Real Betis on home soil, with the Blaugrana struggling in the first half and lacking a finishing touch after the break as they lost 1-0.
Meanwhile, the Bavarians grabbed a huge 3-2 win in Der Klassiker away at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday thanks to a Robert Lewandowski brace and a Kingsley Coman goal.
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona predicted line-ups
Ansu Fati has not managed to recover in time for the crucial match in Munich and he hasn’t been included in the squad to face Bayern on Wednesday, while Martin Braithwaite, Pedri, Sergi Roberto and Sergio Aguero are all sidelined with injuries.
As for Julian Nagelsmann‘s side, Joshua Kimmich, Michael Cuisance and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are all expected miss out due to COVID-19, and Lucas Hernandez is doubtful after suffering a knock against Dortmund.
Bayern Munich’s predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Sule, Tanguy Nianzou, Chris Richards; Marc Roca, Leon Goretzka; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala; Robert Lewandowski.
Barcelona’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Nico Gonzalez, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Ousmane Dembele, Memphis Depay, Philippe Coutinho.
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona: When does it start?
The duel between Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the Champions League kicks off at 21:00 CET, the local time in Munich. That makes it a 20:00 GMT kick-off, or 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT for those in the United States.
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona: Where to watch it?
Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch Bayern Munich vs Barcelona in the Champions League on BT Sport 3, whereas US-based football fans can find the game on Paramount+, TUDN App, SiriusXM FC, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, TUDN USA, Univision and TUDNxtra.