The match against Barca in the quarterfinals on the evening of August 14 will be the heaviest test from the beginning of the season with Bayern – the team that won the Champions League 2019-2020.
Not only are they the only team to win this season, but Bayern is also the team with the most goals (31 goals). In particular, Robert Lewandowski scored 13 times in the Champions League 2019-2020, equal to the Barca team combined.
Lewandowski contributes to a Bayern goal every 65 minutes
During the season in top form, Lewandowski scored 53 goals in 44 games in all competitions. One of the most asked questions before the game is Lewandowski and Lionel Messi, who is better now? Barca coach, Quique Setien and his student Arturo Vidal insisted that the Polish striker was not enough for Messi, and the Bayern strategist, Hansi Flick, said they could not compare these two.
The most plausible answer is probably Thomas Muller. The German striker said that the answer will be in the quarterfinals between Barca and Bayern tonight. Like Lewandowski, Bayern also needs an acknowledgment in their flourishing season. The Bundesliga championship and the German National Cup, with Bayern, is taken for granted.
Barca have almost full force in the match against Bayern
Bayern’s forces were more disturbed. In defense, Benjamin Pavard certainly sidelined due to injury, while the ability to play of Jerome Boateng and Alphonso Davies was left open.
In attack, Kingsley Coman is racing against time to recover. Meanwhile, Ivan Perisic is ready to take the role of his French teammate. The remaining three spots on attack belong to Lewandowski, Muller, and Serge Gnabry, who are in very high form.
Bayern arrived in Lisbon with 23 unbeaten inventory, in which the last 18 games won. The teachers and students Hansi Flick now are like a hurricane that can sweep all obstacles on the championship journey. But Barca, though not in his best form, is not a dream man.
For the 13th consecutive time in the quarterfinals, Messi and his teammates have more than enough caution not to repeat the same mistakes as in the matches against Roma and Liverpool in the last two seasons.
After the 2012-2013 season championship, Bayern was eliminated for five consecutive seasons by Spanish teams, from Real, Barca to Atletico. Victory over Barca will help Bayern go a long way in the ambition to win Europe’s most prestigious playground.