It is the flagship match of the first day of football in the UEFA Champions League: two of the legendary European clubs will oppose it when FC Barcelona host Bayern Munich at Camp Nou.
No one is giving a Barcelona a chance without Lionel Messi in this game, especially not with Bayern Munich firing on all cylinders to start the season. The German team have already won five of their first six official matches. Meanwhile, Barcelona have only had the chance to make three La Liga appearances and are still undefeated as a new scoring hero has emerged for the Blaugrana: Dutchman Memphis Depay.
Both teams are expected to come out of Group E, which also includes Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) and Benfica (Portugal). Only the top two teams will come out of the squad, and Benfica will be ready to capitalize on any Barcelona missteps as they seek to regain their foothold following the departure of club icon Messi over the summer.
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Sporting News will follow the game live and provide scores updates, commentary and highlights.
FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich live score
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31st minute: Bayern again in Barcelona’s area! German attackers are more fluid in their movement and ready to trade and combine. This causes problems for Barcelona, but it’s an offside that foils Bayern here.
27th minute: Fantastic sliding block from Pique in the box to beat Bayern. Then a minute later, Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo had a wide open header into Bayern’s box which he sends high. The two sides come closer.
21st minute: Many expected Barcelona to be crushed in this one and it’s not like that at all. Barcelona are very present in this game.
19th min: Luck for Bayern! Sergi Roberto with a gift in his own half and it’s Leroy Sane with a shot that Ter Stegen has to hit.
15th min: Sergi Roberto meets a cross from the left side with a shot over the bar. Barcelona pass through and behind Bayern’s back line. Looks like the Blaugrana are targeting that left attacking flank (away from Alphonso Davies).
10th minute: Wow. Ball into Lewandowski in the box and Ronald Araujo pushes him into the box and Lewandowski hits the ground after trying to stay on his feet. It looked like a penalty, but England officials weren’t interested.
9th minute: Lewandowski gets a free kick for Bayern from around 25 yards away, but the German team can’t take advantage of it. This game can’t get out of speed.
5th minute: Referee Michael Oliver shows Joshua Kimmich a yellow card for knocking down Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong. Nothing comes from the ensuing free kick.
4th minute: Slow pace to start this one. Barcelona overthrow him in their own half under pressure from Bayern.
1st minute: Were out. Bayern immediately pressed high.
2:58 p.m. ET: The Barcelona faithful don’t appreciate the Champions League theme song like some of us:
The whistle blows for the UEFA anthem at the Camp Nou before the match.
– Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) September 14, 2021
FC Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: the starting lineup
FC Barcelona starting eleven (3-5-2, from left to right): 1-Ter Stegen-GK – 24-Eric Garcia, 3-Pique, 4-Ronald Araujo – 18-Jordi Alba, 16-Pedri, 5-Sergi Busquets, 21-Frenkie de Jong, 20-Sergi Roberto – 17-Luuk de Jong, 9-Memphis Depay
Bayern Munich’s starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): 1-Neuer-GK – 19-Davies, 4-Sule, 2-Upamecano, 5-Pavard – 6-Kimmich, 8-Goretzka – 42-Musiala, 25-Muller, 10-Sane – 9-Lewandowski
How to watch Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
- Dated: Tuesday September 14
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV channel: UniMas, TUDN
- Streaming (United States): fuboTV, Paramount +
- Diffusion (Canada): DAZN
Barcelona vs Bayern will be televised by Univision’s UniMas and TUDN networks. Both channels are broadcast by fuboTV (7 day free trial for new subscribers). Paramount + will broadcast the game in English.
DAZN owns the rights to the UEFA Champions League in Canada and will broadcast the game to subscribers.