Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Lineups, team news, Serge Gnabry doubtful, and more! (Update: Dest and Pique declared fit) - football

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Lineups, team news, Serge Gnabry doubtful, and more! (Update: Dest and Pique declared fit)



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How will Nagelsmann tackle his first ever Champions League game with Bayern" The start of the Champions League is a pretty big deal for any coach. For Julian Nagelsmann and Ronald Koeman, it?ll be a test of their coaching mandate. neither Bayern Munich nor Barcelona can afford a disaster in their first group stage game ? it?ll set the tone for the entire tournament. However, the definition of a ?disaster? is rather different for the two FCBs, given their radically different situations right now.
Team news

Since this is the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE we don?t need to recap all the injuries both sides have. Let?s dive straight into Bayern?s potential lineup. Based on what Nagelsmann said in his press conference, Robert Lewandowski should be fit to start. Aside from the fact that Barca are spared the humiliation of facing Choupo-GOATing, it means we?ll be able to see Lewy up top with Thomas Muller, who happens to hold the record for most goals scored against Barcelona in the UCL. For the wings, it?s looking really unlikely that Serge Gnabry will be fit to start, and Kingsley Coman definitely isn?t ready for a full 90. This means that we may see Jamal Musiala and Leroy Sane start against Barca?s defense, mimicking the setup that downed Leipzig on Saturday. The only concern is fatigue ? even with Barca reduced to backup fullbacks to some extent, Bayern?s wingers have a lot of mileage on them. Both coaches have to...
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