Barcelona predicted lineup vs Bayern Munich – Champions League

Barcelona get their 2021/22 Champions League campaign underway on Tuesday in perhaps the scariest way possible – a visit from Bayern Munich.

With memories of last year’s 8-2 mauling still fresh, the Blaugrana will be out for revenge but have to contend with a major fitness crisis in attack. This may force Ronald Koeman to get creative with his lineup.


Here’s how the boss could set up.

Sergi Roberto

Roberto may be needed at right-back / Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Marc-Andre ter Stegen (GK) – In the battle of the German goalkeepers, Ter Stegen will be desperate to come out on top.

Sergi Roberto (RB) – Sergino Dest picked up an injury during the international break, so it could be over to Roberto to fill in at right-back.

Ronald Araujo (CB) – Barcelona are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, but Araujo has been solid in his two starts so far and will likely keep his spot.

Gerard Pique (CB) – A calf injury was bothering Pique before the international break, but he is expected to be fit here and his experience could be absolutely crucial in such a tough fixture.

Jordi Alba (LB) – Alba is likely to recover from a minor injury in time to keep his spot in the starting lineup.


Pedri never gets rested / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Sergio Busquets (DM) – Busquets had a tough time in the 8-2 loss but has bounced back and now plays an important leadership role.

Frenkie de Jong (CM) – Used in a deeper role on that fateful night, Koeman has given De Jong the freedom to push forward and unleashed a different side of his game. Let’s see how it matches up with Bayern.

Pedri (CM) – It’s a match, so Pedri has to start. Them’s the rules in Barcelona.

Memphis Depay (RW) – Depay has been shining as a central striker in the past few months, but injuries may force Koeman to move him out wide for this one.

Luuk de Jong (ST) – How’s this for a debut? With Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele and Sergio Aguero all unavailable, it’s either De Jong or one of the unproven youngsters.

Philippe Coutinho (LW) – Coutinho netted twice for Bayern in that 8-2 game, and with so few options in attack, he should get the chance to return the favour.

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