Barcelona would play Bayern Munich at home in the UEFA Champions League as action resumes on Europe’s grandest stage.
Ronald Koeman’s men would test their might against the German Champions who triumphed against PSG in the final of the same competition two (seasons) years ago.
It promises to be a tough one for the Catalans as Bayern Munich visits Nou Camp for this encounter.
As this Match Day, One fixture draws near,Goalballive.com evaluates the three (3) key areas Barcelona’s Ronald Koeman will fail against Julian Nagelsmann‘s Bayern Munich.
BARCELONA’S DEFENSIVE ENUMERATIONS
Barcelona may have done a good job in the new season winning their first games in the new La Liga season. But there is still room for improvement in the team going forward in the season with major aspirations resting on their shoulders.
Their aptness to concede goals have been (relatively) observed from their last few games already.
Despite the input of attacking pair Memphis Depay and Martin Braithwaite with the goals upfront for Barcelona, the defence is still leaking the ball into the back of the net.
The sides’ inability to tighten loose ends in defence as seen in previous games would be a potential source of worry for the Barcelona faithful prior to this match at home.
And Bayern would look to take advantage of this stance when they file out on the field of play against Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona in the epic clash on Tuesday.
OVERALL MIDFIELD DOMINANCE
Bayern Munich would boost capable personnel in the middle of the park with the aim to unsettle their host Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League encounter.
The Catalans side would be presenting makeshift midfield options following the injuries that have affected the team while a level of inactivity in the transfer window played a role in this issue.
And against a Bayern Munich side brimming with quality despite few absentees ahead of this game, such weakness from Barcelona would be laid bare on match occasion owing to the talent the visitors would be parading in the team most especially in the midfield areas.
Since the exit of Xavi (Hernandez) and (Andres) Iniesta, Barcelona has not had it so good in midfield as we look forward to how they would cope in the middle for this fixture against the German giants Bayern.
GENERAL TEAM TACTICS
Germans are known for their vast understanding of the rudiment of a game as well as a superb tactical approach to key games and so expect them to be top-notch (well prepared) ahead of this match.
Bayern boss would look to mastermind a level of genius in the Coaching dugout as they square up against Barcelona.
Barca boss Koeman is still managing to get the group together for this tough game following the exit of Superstar Lionel Messi and Antoine Greizmann. So the former Dutch manager could have a hard time competing against his Bayern counterpart on the tactical front in this UEFA Champions League opener.