Match Today: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich 26-10-2022 UEFA Champions League
Barcelona will hope to still have a chance to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League when they welcome Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.
The Catalan team occupies third place in Group C, three points behind second-placed Inter Milan, who will qualify by defeating Victoria Plzen earlier in the evening, while Bayern leads the division with 12 points, having won all its four matches in the division to advance. to the Round of 16, with two matches remaining.
Barcelona collected 28 points from 11 matches in the Spanish League this season by defeating Athletic Bilbao 4-0 on Sunday evening, and Osman Dembele, Sergi Roberto, Robert Lewandowski and Ferran Torres were among the top scorers.
However, there is no escaping the fact that they were a disappointment in the group stage of the Champions League for the Catalan shirt, which collected just four points from four matches to finish third, three points behind second-placed Inter. Group C matches on Wednesday.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich
As Inter Milan host Victoria Plzen earlier in the evening, a victory for the Italian team would see them qualify, ending Barcelona's hopes of reaching the Round of 16 in the process.
It will then be confirmed that Xavi's team will finish third in the division, and relegate to the European League for the second consecutive season.
The La Liga giants need a favor from Plzen and then a win over Bayern, but they have only taken one point from their last three games in the competition, losing back-to-back games to Bayern and Inter before holding a 3.3 draw for the Italian giants at the Camp Nou on October 12.
Barcelona can be encouraged by their last two home games, beating Villarreal 3-0 and Athletic Bilbao 4-0, but they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Clasico on October 16 and struggled to go in Europe this season, and Xavi's team will now welcome one The best teams in the competition.
Bayern Munich vs Barcelona
Bayern's position at the top of the division is not surprising given their quality, they have been a great performance in the group stage so far from the Bundesliga champions, scoring four wins from four matches, scoring 13 goals and conceding only twice.
Julian Nagelsmann's side beat Inter 2-0 and Barcelona 2-0 in their first two group matches before achieving the double over Plzen, winning 5-0 at home at the start of the month and 4-2 away last time.
Bayern have now won their last four games in all competitions, including a 2-0 win over Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday, but surprisingly they haven't topped the Bundesliga at this stage, and are currently second in the table by one point.
Behind the federation leaders Berlin, the Munich giants, who have won the European Cup on six occasions, were already knocked out by Villarreal in the quarter-finals of last season's competition, while also failing to get past the quarter-finals in the final in 2020-21, losing to Paris Saint-Germain by maintaining away goals.
Bayern have not lost to Barcelona since the 2014-15 Champions League semi-final, losing 3-0 at Camp Nou in the first leg.
Their group win will be confirmed on Wednesday with a win, although they will be secured first before this match if Inter fail to beat Plzen.