Robert Lewandowski scored 238 goals for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and 69 more for the German club in eight Champions League competitions. He finds himself in a different situation for the first time in nearly a decade as the top attacker for Bayern’s Group C opponent on Tuesday on Paramount+, Barcelona, after he’s already scored 10 goals for his new team this season. Lewandowski scored twice against Barcelona in their first meeting in last year’s group stage, but Barca manager Xavi will hope he brings that magic to his side as it looks to pick up its second win in the group stage.
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Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona date: Tuesday, Sept. 13
Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona time: 3 p.m. ET
Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona
“Tomorrow doesn’t change anything, whether we win, draw or lose. We can’t draw any conclusions based on one game, but it’ll be a big challenge and a big achievement for us to win here. We’ve been working together for nine months and we see ourselves capable of competing tomorrow. We’re excited,” Xavi told the press in the pre-match press conference.
Outside of Lewandowski, the next most dangerous player for Bayern against Barcelona last year was attacking midfielder Thomas Muller. He scored a goal in each of their two fixtures and should be looking to do so again, even though he has just two goals and three assists through 11 starts (13 appearances) so far this season. He has still been assertive in Bayern’s attack, however, and had five shots against Inter last Wednesday.
“Manager Julian Nagelsmann decided to rest Mané, Sané, Kingsley Coman, Marcel Sabitzer, Lucas Hernández and Benjamin Pavard for the game against Stuttgart at the weekend.” Green told SportsLine. “Most of them are likely to return to the starting 11 to face Barça, and they will be keen to show Lewandowski that the grass is not necessarily greener at his new club.”