After the RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid entertaining quarter final tie, another German, Spanish contest is set to light up the UEFA Champions League tonight.
This time Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates will be facing an in-form Bayern Munich which boasts of superstars like Robert Lewandowski among many others.
This is the penultimate quarterfinal game of the Champions League and depending on how the results go, an all-German final is a huge possibility.
Going into the quarter-final contest, Bayern and Barca enjoyed different fortunes in their domestic campaigns.
While the former claimed an astonishing eight consecutive title, the latter was dethroned by rivals Real Madrid.
That said, both Barcelona and Bayern Munich have waited for too long at least by their own standards to win the Champions League and they really want to do just that this season.
Though they have won it five times, Barcelona last lifted the Champions League trophy in 2015.
As for Bayern Munich, it is now seven years ago since they last won the Champions League and they have also won the coveted trophy on five occasions.
It is expected that the Estadio da Luz will witness a great game tonight.
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Kickoff is 8.00 p.m.
Starting line ups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Sergi Roberto, De Jong; Griezmann; Messi, Suarez.
Bayern: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Goretzka, Thiago; Coman, Muller, Gnabry; Lewandowski
Kickoff: Barcelona get the game underway
Fantastic start by both teams
GOAL…. Thomas Muller gives Bayern Munich the lead
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 14, 2020
Robert Lewandowski provided the assist for the goal.
Goal… Barcelona equalise
Own goal by David Alaba
This game 😅 pic.twitter.com/w9uOk9MF7m
— 🏆CHAMPIONS🏆 (@FCBayernEN) August 14, 2020
Nuer makes a quick safe for Bayern as the game as started on a frenzy note
The referee signals a free kick as Lionel Messi fouls Alphonso Davies
Free kick.. Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich trips Arturo Vidal
According to OPTA the average age of Barcelona’s starting XI tonight is 29 years and 329 days. This is the oldest line-up they have ever named for a Champions League match.
Corner for Bayern Munich
Pique with the clearance and another corner for Bayern
GOAL…. Bayern back in front
Serge Gnabry provided the assist for the goal.
Thiago Alcantara with a shot but not so much of a threat for Barcelona
GOAL.. Bayern makes it three
Serge Gnabry who provided the assist for the second goal is the scorer of this third goal
We have seen four goals inside 30 minutes and more is still expected
GOAL…..This is becoming a rout as Thomas Muller makes it 4-1
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 14, 2020
The opposition tonight is not looking like Barcelona as Bayern Munich is simply tearing the LaLiga giants apart
Lewandowski with a header but Marc-Andre ter Stegen comfortably save it
This is the first time ever that Barcelona have conceded four goals in the first half of a Champions League match
Yellow card for Jerome Boateng
Half Time Barcelona 1-4 Bayern Munich
Second half back underway as Bayern Munich resume the game
Sergi Roberto has been taken out for Antoine Griezmann
Back-to-back throw-ins for both teams
YELLOW CARD: Alphonsus David booked for a foul on Arturo Vidal
Goal for Lewandowski but it won’t count
The Polish striker is eyeing his 50th Champions League goal as a Bayern player
YELLOW CARD: Luis Suarez booked by the referee
Suarez gets one back for Barcelona
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last six champions league games against German teams… They are attempting a fightback here in Lisbon
YELLOW CARD: Jordi Alba booked for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Goal…..Kimmich makes it 5-2
Alphonsus Davies did most of the work before giving it to Kimmich to finish off
Bayern make their first change as Ian Perisic is replaced by Kingsley Coman
Philipe Coutinho and Nicklas Sule have been brought in for Gnabry and Jerome Boateng
Goal .. Lewandowski scores
VAR Check for the goal and it stands Barcelona 2-6Bayern Munich
Philippe Coutinho adds more pain as he makes it Barcelona 2-7 Bayern Munich
The sacking for Barcelona coach is increasingly getting more likely with this embarrassing scoreline
Another goal for Coutinho as the Brazilian makes it 8-2
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