Lewandowski: ‘We have huge potential’
Robert Lewandowski scored another goal in La Liga against Athletic de Bilbao and talked about the potential of Barcelona have as a team.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Line-ups
Bayern Need to Win for a Chance to Qualify
Inter host Viktoria Plzen earlier in the evening, and a win for the Italian side would see them qualify, ending Barcelona’s hopes of reaching the round of 16 in the process. Xavi’s side would then be confirmed to finish third in the section, dropping into the Europa League for the second season in a row.
The La Liga giants need a favour from Plzen and then to beat Bayern, but they have picked up just one point from their last three games in the competition, losing back-to-back matches to Bayern and Inter before being held to a 3-3 draw by the Italian giants at Camp Nou on October 12.
Bayern have now won their last four games in all competitions, including a 2-0 success over Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday, but they are, surprisingly, not top of the Bundesliga at this stage, currently sitting second in the table, one point behind leaders Union Berlin.
The Munich giants, who have won the European Cup on six occasions, were actually knocked out by Villarreal in the quarter-finals of last season’s competition, while they also failed to make it past the final eight in 2020-21, losing to Paris Saint-Germain on away goals.
Bayern have not lost to Barcelona since the semi-finals of the 2014-15 Champions League, going down 3-0 at Camp Nou in the first leg; they would be confirmed as group winners on Wednesday with a victory, although first would be secured ahead of this match if Inter fail to overcome Plzen.
We are expecting Inter to beat Plzen in the earlier match, which would see Barcelona confirmed in third position in the group. If that is the case, Bayern would need to triumph here to be confirmed as section winners, but we have a feeling that an entertaining contest will end with the points being shared.