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Lionel Messi’s Barcelona play Robert Lewandowski’s Bayern Munich in the third champions league clash of the week.PSG have qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions league for the first time in many attempts.Both Barcelona and Bayern will look to be the third team to be in the semi-finals.In this post, get to know the match’s kick off time,venue,prediction ,expected line-ups and which TV channel will show the game.
What is it?
This is the UEFA champions league quarter final 2020 one-off match between Barcelona and Bayern.
When is Barcelona vs Bayern?
The match will be played on Friday 14th August 2020.
What venue will host the match?
Barcelona will play Bayern at Estadio do Sport e Benfica in Lisbon,Portugal.
What time will Barcelona vs Bayern kick-off?
The match will kick-off at 8pm U.K. time.
In Kenya, the match will kick-off at 10pm.
For other countries,visit uefa.com.The time will be displayed according to your local timezone.
Which TV channel will show Barcelona vs Bayern match
In the U.K. ?
BT Sport 1 will air this game live for U.K. fooball fans.
In the U.S. ?
CBS All Access will broadcast this game live for United States football fans.
Which DSTv Supersport channel will show Barcelona vs Bayern
Supersport 5 will broadcast this match live to all kenyan football fans.
In South Africa?
South African football fans will watch this match live on Supersport 5.All the other African countries will watch this match live on Supersport 5.
What are the Barcelona vs Bayern team news?
Samuel Umtiti remains out with a knee injury and Clement Lenglet should fill his gap.Midfielders Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal will be returning from suspension and are expected to be included in Setien’s line up for the match.Ousmane Dembele is a doubt for this game due to a fitness problem.
According to reports,Setien is considering a 4-4-2 formation instead of the usual 4-4-3 in order to stop Bayern with Griezmann being sacrificed.
World cup winner Benjamin Pavard is out for this game with an ankle injury.Joshua Kimmich is set to replace him.Jerome Boateng and Alphonso Davies might feature in the game but are doubts.Kingsley Coman may return from injury in this game replacing Ivan Perisic.
Barcelona came into the quarter finals after beating Italian-side Napoli 3-1 in Camp Nou and 4-2 on aggregate.However, Barca have had problems winning games recently producing an questionable performance after Laliga restart.Barca threw away a 2-point lead off Real Madrid who won 9 games in a row and eventually lifted the Laliga trophy.In the past two seasons,Barcelona have been knocked out of the Champions league twice by Roma and Liverpool after leading in the first leg by three goals.These defeats happened when Barcelona was playing as the away team.This shows that the Blaugrana have a problem winning let alone scoring away from Camp Nou.They have also not won any trophy this season having been knocked out of the Copa Del Rey and lost the laliga title to Los Blancos.Barca should give it their all if they are to win this game and the competition.Reports have said that Barcelona are having internal issues with speculation that Messi would leave the Catalans.However,Barca have a quarter final to contest meaning the players should focus on the match.
Bayern Munich on the other hand , have won games whether at home or away.Since the restart, Bayern won the German Bundesliga after winning all the 9 games.Bayern also added a second trophy in the German cup after beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 showcasing their superiority in Germany.They are also unbeaten in 20 matches an incredible achievement for a season hit by coronavirus.They made light work of Chelsea in the round of 16 beating them 3-0 away in London and 4-1 at the Allianz Arena for a total of 7-1 hammering.Bayern will be looking to make it a treble for the season if they win the champions league.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich predicted line-ups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, De Jong, Busquets, Vidal; Messi, Suarez.
Bayern: Neuer; Kimmich, Sule, Boateng, Alaba; Thiago, Goretzka; Coman, Muller, Gnabry; Lewandowski.
Total Goals scored = Over 3.5
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