Barcelona will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Former Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski returns to the Allianz Arena.
- Bayern Munich have thoroughly dominated FC Barcelona in recent Champions League history
- Robert Lewandowski traded his bases to FC Barcelona at the beginning of this season
- Thomas Mueller joked about accidentally passing the ball to old teammate Lewandowski
While the Polish forward chose to come to FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich filled his place with Liverpool’s star signing Sadio Mane. While Bayern have thoroughly dominated Barcelona in the recent past, including the infamous Barcelona 2-8 loss in 2020. Ahead of this season’s Champions League group stage match, Bayern star Thomas Mueller joked that he had been warned not to accidentally pass the ball to his old team-mate Robert Lewandowski.”For ten days, Sadio Mane has been telling me to be careful not to accidentally pass the ball to Lewandowski,” the attacker said at the pre-match press conference.FC Barcelona has carried out a team overhaul and brought in a pool of players. They have tried to play an attacking type of football, one that has yielded favorable results so far. Mueller spoke of the new Barcelona and said he loves team football this season.”It’s nice to see. Barcelona has already scored a lot of goals and we certainly have a different Barcelona than maybe last year. Just in terms of the physical intensity, the way they have played in La Liga so far, I liked it. But of course that makes the job even more attractive. And I’m sure we’ll go to the extreme,” Mueller said.— ENDS —