Bayern Munich vs Barcelona LIVE: Champions League team news and line-ups as Robert Lewandowski starts

Lewandowski eager to face his former team, says Barcelona coach Xavi on the eve of facing Bayern Munich

It’s a clash of two European heavyweights tonight as Bayern Munich host Barcelona. Julian Nagelsmann’s team are unbeaten this season but sit third in the Bundesliga, after draws in three of their first six games, and may be starting to wonder if letting prolific forward Robert Lewandowski go to Barcelona this summer was a good idea.

Bayern won their opening Champions League fixture 2-0 away at Inter Milan, thanks to a cute Leroy Sane finish and an own goal from Danilo D’Ambrosio, but they will have to face their former striker without the help of Kingsley Coman who has a hamstring injury keeping him out of the game.

Meanwhile, Lewandowski’s first European game for the Spanish giants was spectacular with the 34-year-old bagging a hat-trick against FC Viktoria Plzen – who really have drawn the short straw in these group stages.

Follow all the action from the Champions League as Bayern Munich host Barcelona, following the conclusion of Sporting vs Tottenham

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona

Kick off is 8pm at the Allianz ArenaRobert Lewandowksi returns to Bayern after joining Barcelona in the summerBoth teams won their opening Champions League matchesBayern Munich XI: Neuer, Pavard, Upamecano, L Hernandez, Davies, Sabitzer, Kimmich, Muller, Musiala, Sane, ManeBarcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Alonso, Busquets, Pedri, Gavi, Raphinha, Lewandowski, DembeleShow latest update


Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

60 mins: An hour played and still no breakthrough. Manuel Ugarte loses the ball to Richarlison who underhits his pass across the pitch. Pedro Goncalves looks to counter for Sporting but he’s hacked down by Rodrigo Bentancur who collects the first yellow card of the game.

Michael Jones13 September 2022 19:05


Bayern Munich vs Barcelona line-ups

Coming up after the conclusion of this match is a clash of European titans as Bayern Munich take on Barcelona. Here’s a look at both teams:

Bayern XI: Neuer, Pavard, Upamecano, Hernandez, Davies, Kimmich, Sabitzer, Sane, Muller, Musiala, Mane

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Kounde, Araujo, Christensen, Alonso, Gavi, Busquets, Pedri, Raphinha, Lewandowski, Dembele

Michael Jones13 September 2022 19:02


Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

54 mins: Tottenham are taking control of this game. They look very threatening from set pieces. This time Son Heung-min fires a low ball into Harry Kane who makes a run behind the Sporting defence.

Kane’s first touch takes him wide and he can’t get a shot or cross into the middle.

Michael Jones13 September 2022 19:00


Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

51 mins: Emerson Royal comes close again!

Harry Kane catches Sporting napping at the back flicks a free-kick over to Emerson on the right side of the box. He gets his boot high to fire an angled shot on target but can’t squeeze it past Adan who makes the save.

Michael Jones13 September 2022 18:59


Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

48 mins: Save! Harry Kane muscles his way down the left side of the Sporting box and whips a cross into the middle. Emerson Royal arrives at the back post and leaps towards the ball. He doesn’t catch it fully and can only knock the ball to the near post.

It bounces up softly and gives Adan enough time to reach across and flap it away.

Michael Jones13 September 2022 18:53


Second half: Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

Kick off: The home side get the match back underway and work the ball confidently around the defence. Tottenham come forward as a unit and force Sporting to knock the ball back to Antonio Adan.

Michael Jones13 September 2022 18:50


HT Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

This is the first-ever competitive meeting between Sporting and Tottenham Hotspur in any competition.

Tottenham are looking to record Champions League wins in each of their first two matches in the competition in a season for the first time since 2017-18 under Mauricio Pochettino.

Michael Jones13 September 2022 18:48


HT Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

Sporting’s Marcus Edwards, who played once for Tottenham in the League Cup against Gillingham in September 2016, became the first Englishman to score for a Portuguese club in the Champions League in their 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

He came pretty close to netting against Tottenham too.

Michael Jones13 September 2022 18:44


HT Sporting 0-0 Tottenham



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Michael Jones13 September 2022 18:40


Half-time: Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

45+2 mins: Marcus Edwards’ effort was the chance of the half but the teams head into the break on level terms. The game got better as it went on, Richarlison had a goal chalked off but Spurs have threatened on occasion.

All three results are very much alive in this one.

Michael Jones13 September 2022 18:36

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