Barcelona will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night. The Catalan club head to the Allianz Arena after a 5-1 win over Viktoria Plzen. They will also be looking to continue their prolific performance against Germany.
Xavi will use a 4-3-3 formation, with Lewandowski continuing to lead, while Ousmane Dembele and Rafinha will provide support on the flanks.
4-3-3 Barcelona planned formation against Bayern Munich
Marc-Andre ter Stegen will operate between the two Barca sides as he looks to get a clean sheet in this away game. Eric Garcia reunites with partner Ronald Araujo in central defence, forming the core of Xavi’s defense as they look to stop their opponents in the game.
Jordi Alba is set to stay at left-back, with Jules Kounde looking to impress. They will both be allowed to move forward and create attacking opportunities.
Sergi Roberto and Alex Balder will have a place on the bench as they provide full-back cover.
Xavi could choose Pedri, Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong to dominate the midfield. They will be tasked with effectively distributing possession in midfield and creating enough chances past their teammates in front of goal.
Franck Kessie and Gavi will have to sit on the bench to have a chance of making the difference in the second half.
Ousmane Dembele will play on the left wing, while Raphinha will look to put on a hard-hitting display on the other side.
Robert Lewandowski will lead the Catalan giants’ three-point offensive line. The Polish striker has been in fine form lately and should find the back of the net against his former team-mate.
Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati will have to settle on the bench and could be useful in the second half.