Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – LIVE!
Barcelona could hardly have asked for a more difficult assignment as they began their first Champions League campaign in the post-Lionel Messi era by hosting German giants Bayern Munich.
Messi ended his 21-year association with the Catalan club when he joined PSG this summer, with the Spanish club’s financial problems meaning they were unable to tie their talisman to a new contract.
The move sent shockwaves through European football and dampened expectations of what Ronald Koeman’s side might be able to achieve this season. After a good start to the La Liga campaign, they face their first major test as an already shifting Bayern side arrive at Camp Nou.
The 2019 Champions League winners beat RB Leipzig 4-1 away on Saturday, despite being only second in the Bundesliga at this early stage, two points behind Wolfsburg who made a perfect start four out of four for the countryside.
You can follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below …
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All the team’s news
18:58 , Malik Ouzia
Barcelona: ter Stegen, Araujo, Pique, Garcia, Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Pedro Gonzalez, Jordi Alba, Luuk de Jong, Depay.
Subtitles: Dest, Puig, Demir, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, Mingueza, Umtiti, Pena, Nico Gonzalez, Gavi, Balde.
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Pavard, Upamecano, Sule, Davies, Goretzka, Kimmich, Sane, Muller, Musiala, Lewandowski.
Subtitles: Richards, Gnabry, Coman, Choupo-Moting, Cuisance, Sabitzer, Sarr, Lucas, Roca, Kouassi, Ulreich, Stanisic.
And here is Bayern XI …
18:54 , Malik Ouzia
Here’s how Barcelona line up tonight …
18:47 , Malik Ouzia
6:45 p.m. , Malik Ouzia
We should have all the news from the Camp Nou team very soon …
The hosts have arrived …
18:29 , Malik Ouzia
Standard sports prediction
18:25 , Malik Ouzia
Barcelona have stabilized the ship after a tumultuous summer with an unbeaten start to the season in La Liga, but Bayern pose a completely different threat and after a somewhat slow start in the Bundesliga they have looked rampant in the last two games.
Barcelona 1-3 Bayern
How to watch
18:12 , Malik Ouzia
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 3.
Direct: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online through the BT Sport website or app.
Have a good evening!
18:05 , Malik Ouzia
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of tonight’s huge Champions League clash between Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
We will have all the news of the team and the preparation before a kick-off at 8 p.m. …