Bayern Munich will welcome Robert Lewandowski’s Barcelona to the Allianz Enviornment on Tuesday, hoping to jolt themselves out of a poor run of Bundesliga kind.
Regardless of 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.
Whereas Bayern haven’t struggled to search out the again of the online this season with 31 objectives in 9 video games, they’ve missed Lewandowski’s penetration at essential moments in current weeks.
Lewandowski has had a dominant begin to life in Spain, scoring six occasions in 5 La Liga matches for Barcelona to sit down in his normal spot atop the goalscoring charts.
With 4 wins and a draw, Barcelona are unbeaten within the league and sit second behind Actual Madrid.
Within the Champions LeagueLewandowski opened his account with a hat-trick in Barcelona’s 5-1 dwelling win towards Viktoria Plzen.
Talking instantly after their 2-2 dwelling draw with Stuttgart on Saturday, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic stated his crew knew higher than most the type of injury Lewandowski may inflict.
“Now we have been warned,” Salihamidzic stated about his former striker’s kind for his new membership.
Bayern have a powerful current Champions League file towards 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 nonetheless totally conscious that this Barcelona aspect is stronger than a number of the current incarnations.
“Frightened? I do not know (about that),” Salihamidzic stated on Saturday when requested if his aspect had been fearful forward of Barca’s go to.
“Now we have to shift up two gears, even three towards Barcelona.
“Barcelona have high gamers, play good soccer (and) ‘Lewa’ is up entrance, he makes use of each alternative.”
Supervisor Julian Nagelsmann stated his aspect’s Bundesliga kind is not going to change the preparation for Tuesday’s sport.
“I strategy the week the best way I’d have carried out it if we had gained,” Nagelsmann stated on Saturday.
“We’re attempting to give you a good suggestion for Barcelona, which shall be tough.
“I’d have carried out the identical factor if we had gained 4-0 immediately.”
After his aspect’s 2-0 win over Inter, Nagelsmann stated his aspect had been “wanting ahead” to taking up the person who scored 344 objectives in 375 Bayern appearances.
“I’m wanting ahead to it (the reunion with Lewandowski). Not a lot as an opponent as a result of he is very harmful, however as an individual I shall be happy to see him.”
Nagelsmann stated he hoped followers would welcome Lewandowski again warmly, regardless of the acrimonious nature of his departure.
“I hope the followers will honor that too, no matter how issues had been along with his departure.”
Bayern ahead Thomas Mueller, who stated he was “mad at ourselves for the primary time this season” after the draw with Stuttgart, stated he was joyful 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 is a assembly on the summit within the group.”