Bayern Munich will welcome Robert Lewandowski‘s Barcelona to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, hoping to jolt themselves out of a poor run of Bundesliga kind. Despite Wednesday’s spectacular 2-0 win at Inter Milan, Bayern have drawn three video games in a row and sit within the unfamiliar place of third place after six matches. While Bayern haven’t struggled to search out the again of the online this season with 31 targets in 9 video games, they’ve missed Lewandowski’s penetration at essential moments in latest weeks.
Lewandowski has had a dominant begin to life in Spain, scoring six occasions in 5 La Liga matches for Barcelona to take a seat in his regular spot atop the goalscoring charts.
With 4 wins and a draw, Barcelona are unbeaten within the league and sit second behind Real Madrid.
In the Champions League, Lewandowski opened his account with a hat-trick in Barcelona’s 5-1 residence win in opposition to Viktoria Plzen.
Speaking straight after their 2-2 residence draw with Stuttgart on Saturday, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic stated his staff knew higher than most the sort of injury Lewandowski may inflict.
“We have been warned,” Salihamidzic stated about his former striker’s kind for his new membership.
– ‘He makes use of each alternative’ –
Bayern have a robust latest Champions League document in opposition to Barcelona, with two 3-0 wins final season together with an 8-2 quarter-final thumping on the best way to successful the 2020 title.
The six-time European champions are nevertheless totally conscious that this Barcelona aspect is stronger than among the latest incarnations.
“Worried? I don’t know (about that),” Salihamidzic stated on Saturday when requested if his aspect had been fearful forward of Barca’s go to.
“We have to shift up two gears, even three against Barcelona.
“Barcelona have high gamers, play good soccer (and) ‘Lewa’ is up entrance, he makes use of each alternative.”
Manager Julian Nagelsmann said his side’s Bundesliga form will not change the preparation for Tuesday’s game.
“I strategy the week the best way I might have performed it if we had gained,” Nagelsmann said on Saturday.
“We’re making an attempt to provide you with a good suggestion for Barcelona, which might be tough.
“I would have done the same thing if we had won 4-0 today.”
After his aspect’s 2-0 win over Inter, Nagelsmann stated his aspect had been “looking forward” to taking up the person who scored 344 targets in 375 Bayern appearances.
“I am looking forward to it (the reunion with Lewandowski). Not so much as an opponent because he’s very dangerous, but as a person I will be pleased to see him.”
Nagelsmann stated he hoped followers would welcome Lewandowski again warmly, regardless of the acrimonious nature of his departure.
“I hope the fans will honour that too, regardless of how things were with his departure.”
Bayern ahead Thomas Mueller, who stated he was “mad at ourselves for the first time this season” after the draw with Stuttgart, stated he was completely satisfied for the main focus to shift away from his aspect’s home issues.
“We’re actually wanting ahead to the duel – not simply due to Robert,” Mueller stated.
“It’s a meeting at the summit in the group.”
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