Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(18) 14 Goals 20 (30)
(14) 12 Assists 18 (23)
(6.9) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.3 (7.1)
28.8 Average Age 27.8
175.5 Average Height (cm) 183.5
(1.1) 1.5 Shots pg 1.4 (1.2)
(42%) 41% Aerial Duel Success 63% (62%)
(1) 1.1 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1.3) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Champions League Final Stages.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Javier Mascherano Out 6.98
Eric Abidal Out N/A
Sergio Busquets Out 6.96
Carles Puyol Out 6.74
Jordi Alba Out 7.13
Player Reason Status Rating
Toni Kroos Out 7.37
Holger Badstuber Out 6.89

Team News

  • Jordi Alba is suspended having picked up his third yellow card of the tournament in the reverse fixture, and he is likely to be replaced by Adriano, who returns from a ban.
  • Tito Vilanova would have liked to keep Messi fresh ahead of Wednesday's game but was forced to introduce the Argentine with the side trailing to Bilbao at the weekend. It took Messi just 8 minutes to score from the bench but Barca could only draw the game.
  • Cesc Fabregas, David Villa, Alexis Sanchez and Pedro compete for two places in the starting XI, with the former's inclusion potentially pushing Iniesta forward into the front three, though Busquets is sidelined with a pelvic injury.
  • Mario Mandzukic is back available following a suspension and he will compete for the lone striker position with Mario Gomez, who scored in the reverse fixture last week.
  • Heynckes rested almost his entire first team XI at the weekend, with even keeper Manuel Neuer dropped to the bench, so wholesale changes will be made in midweek.
  • As many as six Bayern players are one booking away from missing the final at Wembley, with some key players amongst them (Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Martinez, Dante, Gomez and Gustavo).

Prediction

  • Barcelona need to score at least 4 goals against a side that have conceded just twice in their last four Champions League away games and only 3 times on the road all season in the Bundesliga.
  • No side have ever overturned a 4-0 deficit in the knockout stages of the Champions League and Barcelona struggled to carve out chances in the first leg.
  • The home side should be a different animal from the reverse fixture at the Allianz Arena but even Messi and co. are unlikely to have enough firepower to pull off a miracle on Wednesday night.
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Comments (65)

 
  • @lenu bayern munich dont need keypasses from 6er to kick barcas axx :Þ xavi would do better in concentration in defence and not in keypasses and maybe next year he can play in the cl final ;)

  • bastian schweinsteiger did zero key passes !!!.What about the back heal pass to lahm from barca penalty box only Pique's wonderful tackle denied lahm to score. Same goes to 13th minute Chip pass which clear Robben but again denied by pique's brilliant tackele !!. I believe both are very good scoring opportunities which credited schweini !!

  • gooner_king I disagree on most aspects. The problem lies with the manager. Guardiola managed to create the best team in recent history with those same players. Tito couldn't. One thing I agree with is that they need a center back, if not two.

  • aka DKyiv

  • Anatomy of Barca humiliation: 1. Centre back: yes... Barca needs at least one very top class centre back with strong physical presence... (Puyol can never be the old Puyol, Mascherano is not the class that I mean, Marc Barta needs time...) 2. Tello is better than any other forwards in Barca, except Messi... Pedro is ok... but he lacks physical strength. And, ofcourse, by now Villa should know that his exit door is open... 3. Barca needs a BIG Monster midfielder, like Yaya Toure. Xavi is aging... Cesc is slow... Iniesta, Thiago and Busquets are ok... but overall they lack the steel, the strong physical presence that show their ability to kick the opponent's ass.

  • From one they can enjoy: pretty goal Pique!

  • Juve 0:4 Arsenal 3:3 FC Messi 0:7

  • smart move messi. didn't wanna get humiliated

  • The "best" Team in the World: Barcelona. 0:7 aggregated at a CL-semifinal. :)

  • 7:0. Humiliation.

  • barcas pique with onwgoal better than reals ramos with goal lol

  • lol what the fuck.. barcelona can play in germanys 2nd bundesliga!

  • Own goal...

  • How many times you have seen Barca playing for a lost cause!

  • @Didika google livefootballol

  • Can anybody tell me or send me the link to watch the live streaming of the match

  • messi not starting...

  • Hopefully Barca can grab an early goal unlike RM last night. I don't think it's impossible with a healthy messi, xavi and iniesta for them to turn this around, I want them to win for the non all german final xD.

  • I think we will see a high scoring draw? cant see Bayern winning this but I cant even see them losing it. The giants like Juventus have suffered at home. Bayern are playing on the road like at home with great focus and calm nerves. However, this is barca so they will score, but they will concede too. DRAW 2-2 !

  • @Yulva: - You're right about Busquets, it's unfortunate he can't play. Song is good enough, but doesn't have the intelligence of Busquets. - I agree that Pedro is better on the right, but if Messi plays as a right winger (like his first season with Guardiola, and his game against Milan), he'll have more space to maneuver than in the packed middle of the pitch. He won't be playing as false nine, but as a pure cut-inside winger/advanced playmaker. - Unfortunately, yes it's true Pique hasn't been himself without Puyol, but he needs to start taking responsibility, he needs to step up, not sure if today will be the day, but Puyol will not be there forever, and he's the most experienced center back barca has, he needs to learn to lead that line. - Barca has no choice but to push, and Alvez is pretty good at it. I understand the danger of ribery, but with a 4-0 deficit, they need to take risks, that's why i said Adriano should be intelligent and time his runs, keeping a 3man defense

  • @wsamara Correction for the second point: Pedro can use his left foot quite well. What I meant is that Pedro is usually not very comfortable playing on the left flank stretching the play.

  • @wsamara: - If Villa plays center forward, Messi can't play false nine in which he's most comfortable. - Pedro can't stretch the left since he's not good with his left leg. - Busquets is out. - Pique of this and last year can't lead himself on a one-way street in broad daylight. - Raiding the right flank Alves will be very hard 'cause Bayern plays wider than Barça and that flank is covered by Alaba + Ribery who are very energetic on the wing. Also, if Messi plays on the right flank like you say, Alves won't have the time to go forward since Messi would be drifting inside and Fabregas can hardly cover for anyone on the flanks.

  • Messi is on the bench lol

  • thanks Bayern for eliminating uefalona :-D

  • I can't see Tito start with that midfield (Iniesta, Xavi and Cesc). Song will start for sure.

  • my guess: Bayern will hit a counter-attack in the early game, result 1:2 for Bayern

  • Barcelona 5 : 0 Bayern Munich

  • Barca need to play with the intelligence they played against Milan. Bayern is a totally different beast, a lot more dangerous than Milan and more experienced and physical. But Barca need to up their game: - Play Villa in center forward, attract the central defenders to leave room for Messi & Iniesta - Pedro to stretch that left flank so bad to make the defense stretch with it - Start Messi on the right flank, he needs to start his runs, once he gains momentum he is so hard to stop, with Villa and Iniesta moving around in the center, Messi will have options in the pass and in the shot - Alvez to raid the right flank like hell! but Adriano should stay put on the left and time his runs ahead to be aware of the counter danger. - Busquets need to push up and use his body to fend off Martinez and Shweinsteiger, he's a smart player, always well positions himself, needs to be fully focused tonight - Pique needs to wake up and lead that defense, lead Bartra who looked more assured

  • Barca will surely concede a goal, Munich's forwards are too much to take for them, making things harder for them blaugranas. Also, @jareczka : LOL! :D

  • Unlike last night I can see goals in this game. Two reasons. 1. Barca will be going for it big style like Madrid had to last night. I don't care how good the back line at Bayern has been this year, Barca at home, going for it will get through them on more than one occasion. However, with Barca going for it, the full backs get involved heavily and leaves open space at back. Bayern will be very very dangerous on the counter, Robben and Ribery are two of quickest players around and will Gomez or Mandzukic up top to play off is and will be deadly. 2. Barca alone have averaged over 3 goals a game in all competitions at home this year, majority of the time at least three. Bayern also average 2 goals on the road in all competitions so I won't be surprised if this game sees 3 or more! With all this said, I can't see passed a Barca win. They have lost 2 games at home since August 2011, yes only two games and both games was against Madrid. I predict Barca win 3-1, all German final

  • I think 2-2

  • 2 - 1 BAYERN!

  • Busquets is out

  • Lewandowski!

  • I'm yet to see a Barça performance this season in which they'll be able to beat Bayern. Although the first leg victory will allow Barça to pressure Bayern (just like Madrid did yesterday to Dortmund), I don't think they'll be able to win this one.

  • To get at bayern you need to get down the flanks,and that is one thing that barca are terrible at,its really down to messi to win this for barcelona and he is not fully fit so even a miracle is impossible in my opinion,its hard to predict a result in this as even a 3 0 loss for bayern is a positive result,i would say the best bet is to get on under 2.5 at 17/10 and lay off your stake in the inplay markets as i believe we will see a low scoring game like last night

  • Barca to win and Bayern to Wembley!

  • 5 - 0 , 5 goals Leo :P

  • Draw 1-1.Bayern Munich will score, Barcelona will even up scores.At Bayern Munich Thomas Muller, at Barcelona will score Messi

  • M a total barcelona fan so hoping 4 a miracle...c'mon BARCA!!!

  • I think Busquets will not play

  • Impossible for Barcelona to keep a clean sheet with this back line forget it

  • 4-0 for FC Barcelona !!!! AMIN.

  • I'm predicting a 3-0 Bayern win. based on how Barcelona performed on the weekend, i just don't see them getting anything out of this game, but again it's Barcelona. i would love for them to win 3-0. that will really put a dagger in the hearts of many.

  • Bayern will win 1:3 or 1:2

  • 1:2 for Bayern

  • I think barca will win but not enough to go through.

  • @wawa After the match again we will talking !

  • lol the criminal hoeneß must provide bail and can travel to spain? fc bayern munich > eu law???

  • @kreizi lol in this match barça played with top players in top form (valdes pique puyol alves iniesta keita xavi henry eto messi) and look at the players from munich: rensing lell breno demichelis roberto bommel. bayern 2013 would beat bayern 2008/2009 more then barça 4:0 lol. i hope Barça will win with +1 goals. not enought this year but enought to covering the face.

  • Bayern Munchen will win with honor like last match and Barcelona going to be a looser and this is Fate .

  • Totally agree with Berhin, Barca defence is too weak at the moment even if they can still win that game - 2-1 for Barcelona.

  • FC BARCELONA 5-0 BAYERN MUNCHEN

  • Barca may win this game, but I highly doubt they can keep a clean sheet or outscore Bayern by 4+. Barca 3 - 2 Bayern Bayern go through.

  • In a good night Messi and co can score many goals, but is very likely Bayern will score at least once, meaning Barça will have to score 6 goals...so, no miracle this time.

  • Do you remember 2009 how end the match in Camp Nou ? If you not, remind yourself >>> http://www.whoscored.com/Matches/305389/Live !!! And now it's time to repeat .... :):):)

  • i think Barça will win with +1 goals. not enought this year but maybe enought to covering the face. Visca el Barça, visca el Catalunya!

  • i think Barça will win with +1 goals. not more but enought this year but maybe enought to covering the face. Visca el Barça, visca el Catalunya!

  • Time for Barça to pull a Barça - Milan.

  • Bayernnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn <33333333333333333333333333333

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