Barcelona will come against Bayern at the Camp Nou in Barcelona in the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League Group Stage on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 3:00 PM (ET). Here, you will find the expected lineups of both teams that will appear in Group E Matchday 1 of the Champions League.
This will be their 14th overall and jubilee 10th Champions League meeting. Interestingly, Bayern Munich are the firm favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on six occasions so far; Barcelona have grabbed a triumph twice to this day, and the remaining game has ended in a draw.
Their most recent match was played on September 14, 2018, when the Bavarians completely torpedoed the Blaugrana players with a final result of 8-2 at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, in the 2019/20 Champions League Quarter-Finals. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as they meet for the first time since then, this time in the new UEFA Champions League 2021-2022 campaign.
Barcelona probable lineup
Last week, Antoine Griezmann returned to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona, while the likes of Sergio Aguero (calf) and Ansu Fati (knee) remain sidelined. In addition, Martin Braithwaite had been confined to individual exercise on Saturday.
As a result, Depay and Philippe Coutinho may start either side of Luuk de Jong in the attacking third. When it comes to the right-back position, Oscar Mingueza or Sergi Roberto have a good chance of getting the nod if Jordi Alba recovers from his injury in time.
Barcelona possible starting XI:
Ter Stegen; Roberto, Araujo, Pique, Alba; Busquets, F. de Jong, Pedri; Depay, L. de Jong, Coutinho.
Bayern probable lineup
Bayern, on the other hand, have a very healthy squad for this match, with just Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso missing out due to calf injuries. At the weekend, Serge Gnabry had to be substituted shortly before half-time, but Nagelsmann said that it was a precautionary move and is confident that the Germany international will be cleared to play.
While Marcel Sabitzer made his Bayern debut as a substitute against his old club Leipzig, his task is to replace the likes of Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, and Thomas Muller, who has six goals to his name against the La Liga giants.
Bayern possible starting XI:
Neuer; Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Musiala; Lewandowski.