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FC Barcelona-Bayern Munich: the probable lines

Shock in sight for the comeback of the Champions League. FC Barcelona host Bayern Munich at Camp Nou.

The atmosphere of crazy European evenings is back at Camp Nou this Tuesday evening, with a hell of a poster on the program. FC Barcelona receives Bayern Munich for the first day of the group stage of the Champions League. For the occasion, the Blaugranas will be deprived of several offensive weapons, all in the infirmary (Ousmane Dembélé, Sergio Agüero, Martin Braithwaite) or in the recovery phase (Ansu Fati).

Ronald Koeman was working on a 3-5-2 ahead of Marc-André ter Stegen, explains Sport (unless a 4-3-3 with Philippe Coutinho in front is privileged). Ronald Araujo, Gerard Piqué and Clément Lenglet would make up the furthest line. Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto would officiate as pistons on the sides. In the midfield, the metronome Sergio Busquets would be flanked by his young compatriot Pedri and Frenkie de Jong.

Heavy on both sides

Luuk de Jong, his namesake, could know his first tenure in the Azulgrana jersey against the cascade of absentees in attack. The Batavian would evolve in point of fixation with Memphis Depay, very good since his arrival in Catalonia, at his side to sow trouble in the defense of Manuel Neuer. The latter should be composed of three Frenchmen Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez and Alphonso Davies.

In the middle, we would find the pair Joshua Kimmich-Leon Goretzka. At the animation, Jamal Musiala holds the rope to start, Serge Gnabry seeming too fair even if he made the trip with the group. Leroy Sané would be his counterpart, while Thomas Müller would support the inevitable Polish scoring machine Robert Lewandowski. Sparks in sight!

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