Barcelona have it all to do in Bavaria, as only a win will do against the mighty Bayern Munich in order to progress to the next phase of the Champions League. Xavi Hernandez insists that it would not be a miracle for the Catalans to pick up three points but it wouldn’t be far from it, with Bayern in fine form and looking to make it six wins from six in Europe. Stay with us for all the build-up to Bayern Munich vs Barcelona and then updates from the match itself.
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona FULL TIME: 3-0
This is the very beginning of our Champions League live blog for Bayern Munich vs Barcelona. As always on our live blogs, the entries highest up are the most recent.
A resounding performance from Bayern sends Barcelona into the Europa League.
Minute 86: Sane strikes over
Sane strides through the Barcelona defence but lifts the ball over the bar with his weaker right foot.
Minute 73: Coutinho comes on
Dembele’s race is run, and Coutinho – the former Bayern man – comes on in his place.
Minute 61: Musiala scores!
Davies takes on Araujo before cutting it back for Musiala, who taps the ball home for 3-0.
Minute 49: Bayern let Barcelona off the hook
It looked certain as though Bayern would get a third, but Coman overplays it by passing it back to Sane when he had a clear view of goal. Ter Stegen gratefully gathers it.
HALF TIME: 2-0
Barcelona are heading out of the Champions League, as goals from Muller and Sane leave them with a genuine miracle needed in the second half.
Minute 43: Sane scores from distance
Sane takes advantage of the space ahead of him to unleash a strike from distance and it flies past Ter Stegen for 2-0. The German keeper really should have done better.
Minute 34: Muller puts Bayern ahead!
Lewandowski hangs the ball up to the back post and Muller is there to head it back across goal. Araujo makes a clearance but the ball has already crossed the line. A mountain to climb for Barcelona now.
Minute 26: Crucial touch from Ter Stegen
Muller gets in behind the Barcelona backline and squares the ball towards an unmarked Lewandowski, but Ter Stegen makes a crucial touch to prevent the Pole from striking.
Minute 21: Big chance for Dembele!
A swift counter-attack from Barcelona ends with Depay feeding Dembele in the box. The Frenchman has a first-time effort but it goes well over the bar. A big chance for Barcelona.
Minute 17: Barcelona get away with one
Musiala is played through on goal, and taps it to Muller for an open goal but Araujo is there to make a decisive intervention. The flag was raised eventually, but it looked like Musiala was level.
Minute 7: Alba tests Neuer
The ball arrives at the feet of Alba on the edge of the box and the full-back decides to take a swing with his right foot. It’s a good effort, but it’s easily saved by Neuer.
We’re underway at the Allianz Arena.
18:42 GMT: Barcelona’s confirmed XI
Xavi has named his starting XI to face Bayern, with the notable presence of Ousmane Dembele up alongside Memphis Depay and Sergino Dest in attack.
Barcelona’s starting XI: Ter Stegen; Arajo, Piqu, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Gavi; Dest, Dembele, Memphis.
18:40 GMT: Bayern’s confirmed starting XI
Bayern may have already progressed safely to the next round, but you wouldn’t call their line-up to face Barcelona a weak one.
Bayern Munich’s starting XI: Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Upamecano, Davies; Musiala, Tolisso; Sane, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski.
When and where to watch Bayern Munich vs Barcelona
The duel between Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the Champions League kicks off at 21:00 CET, the local time in Munich. That makes it a 20:00 GMT kick-off, or 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT for those in the United States.
Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch Bayern Munich vs Barcelona on BT Sport 3, whereas US-based football fans can find the game on Paramount+, TUDN App, SiriusXM FC, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, TUDN USA, Univision and TUDNxtra.
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona: Predicted line-ups
Bayern Munich’s predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Sule, Tanguy Nianzou, Chris Richards; Marc Roca, Leon Goretzka; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Jamal Musiala; Robert Lewandowski.
Barcelona’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba; Nico Gonzalez, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong; Ousmane Dembele, Memphis Depay, Philippe Coutinho.