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Barcelona v Bayern Munich live commentary and team news: European heavyweights face off in the Champions League for the first time since this 8-2 clash


The European giants will face off in the first round of the Champions League group stage as Bayern Munich travel to Barcelona.

Barcelona are set to begin their European journey without star man Lionel Messi, who scored 120 UCL goals ahead of his summer move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Messi ranks second for Champions League goals, but the hosts also have the third top scorer to fear with Robert Lewandowski
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Bayern Munich will approach this clash with great confidence and memories of their remarkable 8-2 victory over Barca in their last clash in the 2019/20 Champions League quarter-finals.

Philippe Coutinho scored two beating goals while on loan to Bayern from Barcelona, ​​but will be on the other side on Tuesday night.

Barcelona have not had a Champions League title since the 2014/15 season and will be looking to redeem themselves for this shocking loss to the German giants.

Barcelona v Bayern Munich: kick-off date and time

This Champions League shock is due to take place on Tuesday, September 14 at Camp Nou.

Kick-off is 8 p.m. UK time.

Barcelona v Bayern Munich: live commentary

Full coverage will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-game prep starting at 7.45pm.

Ian Danter and Matt Holland will provide live commentary and to tune in click HERE for the live stream.

We’ll also have all of the action in our live blog which runs throughout the evening on the talkSPORT website.

Barcelona v Bayern Munich live commentary and team news: European heavyweights face off in the Champions League for the first time since this 8-2 clash
Aguero missed out on Champions League glory with City and joined Barcelona this summer
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Barcelona v Bayern Munich: team news

Barcelona will be hoping star striker Memphis Depay will start as he has scored twice so far this season.

Ronald Koeman will not be able to call on Sergio Aguero because he has a calf injury.

Barcelona’s injury woes don’t end there, with Ousmane Dembele, Martin Braithwaite and Ansu Fati all with knee injuries.

Sergino Dest is also uncertain after being hit while playing for the United States while on international duty.

Barcelona v Bayern Munich live commentary and team news: European heavyweights face off in the Champions League for the first time since this 8-2 clash
Kimmich celebrates fifth goal after Barcelona in Bayern 8-2 win

Bayern Munich, on the other hand, have fewer injury issues and are unlikely to have any further absentees for this incredible European clash.

Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso did not play against RB Leipzig on Saturday and they are unlikely to start due to calf issues.

Serge Gnabry should start despite being replaced at half-time this weekend.

Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich are also set to start and both love a goal against the hosts.

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