Welcome back to TalkBarca. We are going to talk about the upcoming game against Bayern Munich today. TalkBarca is going to talk about FC Barcelona’s plans against Bayern. We are starting a buildup for the Bayern clash and we are going to kick things off by determining Barcelona’s plans to face the opponents. Furthermore, we are also going to talk about Lionel Messi and discuss if he is the man who is going to take his team home. This is surely a game that is creating a lot of hype. The Cules think that a victory in this game is a ticket to CL finals.
Sergio Roberto also spoke about the Champions League competition. I was reading about his short interview in which he spoke to the media about Barcelona’s ambitions for this competition. I am going to write another article on that after this one. We are concerned about other news for now. Barcelona is going to face Bayern Munich on 15th August in Quarter Finals of the Champions League. The Catalans are on their way to Lisbon where they are going to face the German champions. There have been a lot of hype and player comparisons going on media.
Sport magazine covered this news as well and it said that Barcelona might have a plan to knock out the German giants from the Quarter Finals. We know that Bayern Munich is the favorite team to win this tie and the CL as well. However, Quique Setien might have some plans up his sleeve to stun his opponents. Sport referred to it as an “Anti-Bayern Plan”. Now, this sounds pretty interesting and I cannot wait to see what Setien is planning against Bayern. However, we did get an insight and we are going to talk about it right now.
FC BARCELONA’S PLAN AGAINST BAYERN
We were told that the manager, Quique Setien is planning to play a 4 men midfield. This means that they are going to play with 2 forwards, and that means Antoine Griezmann is likely to be benched. Furthermore, 4 men midfield is because both Sergio Busquests and Arturo Vidal are returning to the squad. They did not play against Napoli due to suspension. However, they have made their way back to the team now. We can expect De Jong, Vidal, Busqi, and Raki or Roberto to start in the midfield. This means that Barcelona is looking to dominate.
There are some key battles as well between a lot of players. Arturo Vidal and Phillipe Coutinho are going to play face to face and this means a lot to both parties. Both of these midfielders are going to play against their former clubs. Therefore, both of them are going to play in order to prove a point. Furthermore, we have another classic battle lined up in face of Neuer and Ter Stegen. Both German goalkeepers are going to face each other and are going to play their hearts out in order to impose themselves as the best in Germany.
This is because Ter Stegen is usually neglected and Neuer is always favored to start for Germany. However, I think that Ter Stegen is better. Both players have now to prove especially Ter Stegen. I think he is going to nail this one. Lastly, Lionel Messi versus Lewandowski is another battle the fans are desperate to see. Lewa is in the form of his life and Messi is also rated as the world’s best. Lewa had a Ballon D’Or winning season. Therefore, the fans cannot wait to see which player is going to create more impact and probably, score more goals.
IS MESSI GOING TO LEAD BARCELONA TO GLORY?
Another thing I wanted to talk about in this article was about Lionel Messi. The fans have a lot of hope from him. Furthermore, the team members also depend a lot on Lionel Messi to win big games for them. Lionel also had an amazing performance against Napoli which has further elevated the hopes of every Barcelona fan. Messi picked up a little knock against Bayern. However, he is fit and is ready to face the opposition. This is not something Bayern fans wanted to hear. However, Messi is on his way to Lisbon.
Sport talked about Lionel Messi as well and they said Messi is Barca’s ticket to the Semi-Finals. Messi is in a great form and that is why the fans think that another master class is coming from the Argentinean King. One thing is for sure that Messi has to carry his team. However, he is used to that right? Messi is in a great form. He gave a 9/10 performance against Napoli. Furthermore, he also ended the season with a Pichichi award. This shows that Barcelona might not be in the best form, but Lionel is.
Furthermore, Messi was also labeled as “Bayern’s worst nightmare”. Messi has performed against Bayern from time to time and he can do it again. This is what Barcelona fans believe and Bayern Munich is aware of. Therefore, we cannot rule out Barcelona of the Champions League just yet. Bayern might have a lot of good form, but we have Lionel Messi factor and that is enough. If Messi clicks, Bayern does not stand a chance. Therefore, we have to hope and pray for the little magician to do his magic. The game is going to be exciting and we are going to be entertained.
Anyway, guys, this is it from the article. I hope you liked the content. We are started with the Bayern buildup now. Stay tuned for daily content regarding this upcoming game and all the latest news as well. Dropdown your feedback in the comments section below. Let us know what you want to read about?
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