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Champions League 2021/2022 | Barça’s options against Bayern: Reasons for optimism Blaugrana

Thirteen months have passed since one of the worst moments in the history of Barcelona.. The cruel elimination at the hands of Bayern in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, with a result to remember, 2-8. It is not to the liking of the Blaugrana to measure themselves against the German team, although it is true that There have also been nights of glory at the Camp Nou against the Bavarian giant.

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The last one with MSN as the protagonist in 2015, in the semifinals of the competition. A 3-0 that unleashed madness against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern, thanks to the doublet of Messi, with an anthological dribble against Boateng in the second goal, and a third of Neymar in a book counter.

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Not so long ago that triumph of a team that also came in a similar situation, after having fallen two seasons ago (2013) in the famous (0-7) on the aggregate of the semifinal tie. Also in 2009, in the round of 16 of the tournament, this time with Pep Guardiola as coach in the season of the first treble(4-0). That day the double was also Messi, in addition to the many of Eto’o and Henry.

Messi dribbles to Boateng before marking in a Barcelona-Bayern

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Those of Luis Enrique recovered and did not allow themselves to be intimidated by the nearest precedents. An attitude that Ronald Koeman’s Barça should take as an example in order not to lose its way in its debut in the Champions League. It will also be with an audience in the stands and after one of the worst home streaks in recent times, after last year’s overwhelming defeats against Juventus (0-3) and Paris Saint-Germain (1-4), both with empty stands due to the pandemic.

Kylian Mbappé against FC Barcelona at Camp Nou

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In addition to the precedents, Barça will have in front of a Bayern less steamroller than the one of a year ago, although with a very similar squad. Two changes in the axis of the rear, with Lucas settled as a left-handed central after the departure of Alaba and Upamecano ahead of Sule. Kimmich has returned to its most natural position with the absence of Thiago, which has given back the right-hand side to Pavard. What’s more, Sané occupies the demarcation of Perisic as a lopsided player in attack.

It is true that those of Nagelsmann, who has taken the reins after the departure of Flick, They are leaving good feelings at the beginning of the course, especially in the last games. Three goals in the most recent matches, although some doubt in the first games of the Bundesliga, in addition to having several players between cottons. Lewandowski and Gnabry will arrive at the appointment, but without being in the best possible condition.

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Ahead will be a Barça with deficiencies in the defensive field, but that has curdled large sections of the game. With Mmephis as a differential factor and the return of a Pedri rested in the center of the field, those of Koeman must challenge the German team to make a match face to face. Not making mistakes in defense and maintaining the intensity supported by the Camp Nou should be enough weapons to seek revenge at 2-8. With respect but without fear it’s up to a Barça to turn the situation around that despite all the difficulties of the last few months, he has reason to believe.

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