Bayern Munich – Barcelona. Bayern weakened, but with Robert Lewandowski. LM

The German champion in five games of group E scored a full set, i.e. 15 points.

Barcelona is in second place (7 points), but her situation is not easy. The third Benfica Lisbon (5 points) has a theoretically much easier sentence – a home match against Dynamo Kiev, who has no chance of being promoted (1 point). In addition, Barcelona have a worse record of direct matches with Benfica.

On Wednesday evening, Xavi’s players, assuming a possible victory for the Portuguese team over Dynamo, must therefore win in Munich.

Coach Nagelsmann stressed that Bayern wanted to end the group stage with a victory. However, he will not use the strongest squad against Barcelona. As he admitted during a virtual press conference, he will have to replace Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry, who both have minor injuries. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, on the other hand, is still feeling the effects of the coronavirus.

This is not the end of absenteeism. The Bayern coach also said Joshua Kimmich, who had been dropped out of the squad four weeks after being quarantined twice due to COVID-19, as well as Michael Maisance and Marcel Sabitzer, are not yet in shape.

Nagelsmann is going to give some of the younger players a chance. However, he added that he would field the strongest possible team, with Robert Lewandowski in the squad.

– Our goal is to play the perfect group stage. A sixth win would be great, admitted Nagelsmann.

Lewandowski with nine hits is a co-leader in the classification of LM shooters – together with the Ivorian Sebastien Haller from Ajax Amsterdam.

Due to sanitary restrictions related to the increase in coronavirus infections, Wednesday’s match in Munich will be held without the audience. Beginning at 21. You can read the report from the meeting on Onet.

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David Martin is the lead editor for Spark Chronicles. David has been working as a freelance journalist.

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