Description: BAR Vs BAY Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Bayern Munich look to put their appalling record against Spanish sides to bed today.
While Barcelona making it into the quarter-finals of the Champions League 2019-20 was a foregone event with the club thumping Chelsea 3-0 back in March, the side’s refusal to lower its guard in the second round of the double-header is what makes them outright favourites for this season’s title.
Taking on Chelsea for the second time as the competition returned in August, Bayern Munich didn’t show one chink in their bastion. The club refused to treat this as a fixture with little riding on it with the side efficient, lethal and electric as ever as it ran circles around Chelsea to trounce the Premier League club 4-1.
The win was the club’s 8th successive win in the competition, a result which leaves them as the only club with a 100% winning record this season. Its one which has seen them emerge as a juggernaut with the team schooling its opponents till now to go from strength to strength in the showpiece tournament.
BAR Vs BAY Dream11 Probable Winner
As Bayern Munich look to continue their unabated run into the semi-finals, the club comes across a stern test in the shape of Barcelona. The Spanish side routed Napoli 3-1 in its round of 16 affair to make it into what is their 13th successive quarter-final.
The result didn’t paper over the cracks still prevalent in this Barcelona side but does give the side crucial impetuous ahead of today’s humdinger. And with the Spanish side unbeaten in its last 6 outings to German opponents, Barcelona know they stand a solid chance of proceeding from this one off affair.
They’ll push Bayern Munich to the limit but fail to break down the German’s fortress with Bayern Munich’s more well functioning attack seeing the side come out on top in this cracker.
Probable Playing 11
- Dembele is injured once again for Barcelona.
- Pavard fails to recover from his injury in time for today’s skirmish.
Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Roberto, Busquets, Vidal, De Jong, Suarez, Messi
Neuer, Kimmich, Boateng, Alaba, Davies, Thiago, Goretzka, Coman, Muller, Gnabry, Lewandowski
Champions League 2019-20
Match: Barcelona Vs Bayern Munich Quarter-Final 3
Date And Time: 15th August, Saturday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Estadio da Luiz, Lisbon
Telecast: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Suarez: 4 Goals, 2 Assists
- Lewandowski: 13 Goals
Barcelona Vs Napoli: 3-1
Bayern Munich Vs Chelsea: 4-1
Dream 11 Picks
He’s far from the goal-keeper many made him out to be at one time but we’ll still be going in with Manuel Neuer for today’s encounter. He pulled off some good saves against Chelsea the last time around to ensure his side wasn’t perturbed by the little neat period of attacking football the visiting side was able to string together.
While this has all the ingredients of being a goal feast with two sides endowed with worldclass attacking names taking on each other, Bayern Munich have a solid chance of a cleansheet. Barcelona’s predicaments against worldclass sides is well documented, ones which ended up seeing the side slip down into second place and lose control of the La Liga fracas.
Also with Bayern Munich capable of controlling play and deciding how the proceeding unfold, Barcelona could see extremely little of the ball today. Adding to that narrative is the attacking thrust Alphonso Davies has provided the side this season, one which has seen him make an instant impact at the side.
CB Jerome Boateng slots in next to him while Barcelona will see their CB at a measly 8 credits, Gerard Pique be our pick given his ability to find his head on the end of crosses.
Serge Gnabry has been terrific this season for Bayern Munich. Not only did he light up the Bundesliga but he has the six goals in the Champions League as well to see him become the first pick from the side.
Leon Goretzka will be slotting him next to him, someone whose ball handling abilities and ability to pop up with a scorcher of a shot make him good for a goal every time. Although Joshua Kimmich will slot into the rightback role today with Pavard injured, the player still offers fine value given his affinity for marauding his way into the side’s attacking soirees.
Barcelona on the other hand see us opt for Ivan Rakitic, someone who has been crucial in seizing control of the ball for the club and keeping it moving it a quick rate.
Man of the match for Bayern Munich the last time around, Robert Lewandowski ripped Chelsea into shreds with the two goals and one assist to make the striker a must have pick for today. Lionel Messi took his tally to three goals and three assists after scoring against Napoli to see us partner the Barcelona man up with four goal man Luis Suarez.
Captain And Vice-Captain
A behemoth 13 goals for him see us make Lewandowski our captain for today while Messi is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Manuel, Pique, Davies Jerome, Serge, Ivan, Kimmich, Leon, Messi, Robert, Luis
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