Second semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, Barcelona Vs Bayern Munich, and the names say it all. The best goal scorers of the world come out from these teams, Lionel Messi, Muller, Robben, Alonso, Suarez, Neymar and the list is never-ending.
It is the clash of the Titans, where they have one of the best teams in the world. Pep Guardiola, one of the finest ex-coach’s of Barcelona, is now the coach for Bayern Munich. It will be interesting to see if the former coach, who made a team like Barcelona, defeats it. Guardiola seems nostalgic about the situation.
Talking about Barca, Luis Enrique’s team has a very strong midfield. The midfield trio- Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic are all in form and ready to run against any team in the world. To control the offence, Barcelona has Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar Jr and Xavi. The trio of Suarez-Neymar-Messi has already scored 71 goals with 35 assists this season. Having a midfield like that and an offence like this will surely kill the intention of other teams to even defend.
Barca might have a lot of choices but Bayern seems to be falling out of it. Robben is injured, so is Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara. Adding fuel to fire Frank Ribery and Javi Martinez are also injured but they might play the match against Barcelona.
Still in the section of average shots per team, Bayern Munich is two shots ahead of Barcelona. Bayern seems to be recovering, but their performance in the Bundesliga or the German Cup was exceptionally good. No team was even nearby in the points table, not even Dortmund.
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Rafinha, Boateng, Badstuber, Bernat, Alonso, Thiago, Muller, Robben, Gotze
Barcelona: Stegen, Alves, Alba, Pique, Mascherano, Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic, Suarez, Messi, Neymar