Barcelona Bayern Munich Friday in a Champions League quarterfinal in Portugal that includes two of Europe’s heavyweight golf equipment and two of the planet’s most gifted stars.
Each side are among the many most profitable golf equipment in UEFA Champions League and European Cup historical past, every having received 5 titles. Barcelona final received the Champions League in 2014-15, whereas Bayern Munich is looking for its first continental title since 2012-13.
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Vidal; Messi, Suarez.
Bayern Munich XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Thiago, Goretzka; Gnabry, Müller, Perisic; Lewandowski.
Barcelona Bayern: Barcelona reached this stage after recording 14 factors in Group F, 4 forward of runner-up Borussia Dortmund. It drew Napoli 1–1 within the first leg of their round-of-16 contest, earlier than advancing into the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win at Camp Nou final weekend. Barcelona enters the quarterfinals having misplaced solely two of their final 31 Champions Leagues matches, however there stays questions relating to the membership‘s make-up, regardless of Lionel Messi’s presence, which tipped the scales to Barcelona’s favor vs. Napoli. Antoine Griezmann, the membership‘s marquee summer time signing final 12 months, begins Friday’s match on the bench.
Bayern Munich enters the competition amid a dominant run of home and Champions League play. Bayern was the one workforce to gather most factors in the course of the season’s group stage and completed with 24 objectives, one wanting PSG’s 2017-18 file. It dominated Chelsea in its spherical of 16 matchup, advancing 7-1 on mixture, and after successful the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal titles, it’s chasing a treble, one thing final achieved in 2013 beneath Jupp Heynckes’s steerage.
Bayern Munich’s loaded squad is led by Robert Lewandowski, who has scored in all seven of his Champions League appearances in 2019-20 and is the highest scorer within the competitors with 13 objectives. Lewandowski has 66 profession objectives on the Champions League stage, good for fourth-most all-time. He trails Actual Madrid nice Raul by 5 for third, with Cristiano Ronaldo (130) and Messi (115) far off within the distance.